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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rum Barrel (18 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rum Barrel (18 Year)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rum Barrel (18 Year)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.51%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-26-2013)
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml fuchsia waxed 2013 bomber bottle run #2 poured into tulip 26/1/14

A like the other variants shes black with a cola edge, large mocha head has decent retention leaving a couple pencil thin rings followed by some random patches

S milk chocolate, a little honey, faint rum but woody char comes out, some sweetened coffee, some earthy notes I can't place, licorice, sugar coated raisins work well with some sponge toffee, hint of booze on a deep whiff, smells good

T darker roast, rum comes out more then the nose, everything's still there in one form or another just intensified, quite rich with slightly more booze then the nose but still well concealed considering 12%, tastes slightly better then it smells with just a little more oomph

M thick and silky, feels a little slick stopping short of oily, enough carbonation to please, booze hits my chest but not much on the way down, woody chocolate finish

O one of my favorite from the series, like the others I have a hard time believing this is nearly 12%, not lacking in any area and other then the price tag I have nothing to complain about

I think this is the 7th Eclipse that I've had the pleasure of buying in Alberta and it might be my favorite. I'm pretty stoked I have one of each to sit on as I can see everyone of them improving after a couple years and I'm sure I'll enjoy revisiting the series down the road

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 03:02:57 | More by wordemupg
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Syndicate broke out the Big Dick tonight!! Thanks a bunch Darrel... I appreciate the chance to try this one.

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Rum is heavier on the palate and meshes better IMO... the oaky vanilla notes move well with the bittersweet chocolate.... smooth velvet dark fruits..

Bigger body with soooo smooth carbonation.... not EtOH bit at all... very nice.

Thanks Darrel... this is the best Eclipse I've had in memory and the best rum barrel beer I can think of. Very cool amigo.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rum Barrel (18 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.