Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West RyeImperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 12-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,515
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
184
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
67
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is spicy with whiskey and some sweet honey notes. Taste leans towards the sweet side with dried dates, caramel and just a light roasty bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of thoglund
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of degueulasse
3.54/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours dark into the glass with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly. It smells of whiskey and tastes similarly, the sweet notes of the High West Rye flowing alongside the faint notes of honey that are advertised. This creamy beer packs a bit of a punch and is quite tasty.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 vintage, drank Jan. 7, 2017.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ShortyTahoe
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015

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Photo of MunsonRoyE
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KGilmour
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flaskman
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I just poured a bottle from early 2014 into tulip glass. Dark brown with a creamy head. Good lacing. It tastes sweet and boozy. I taste notes of honey, vanilla and oak. The rye and oak comes through beautifully, especially in the finish. It is boozy, which I enjoy but does not overpower the complex flavors. When I first purchased some variants to put away I tried a bottle fresh and was disappointed. This stuff is not cheap but after a year or 2 of storage I have to say that it was worth it. So...... in my opinion.... it is a great bottle that is pricey but if you have the patience to put a couple of years on it you will be rewarded.

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Photo of adamranders
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AppaZappa
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 version poured into a snifter. Comes out rich, dark brown with bit of mocha foam that fades to a persistent lace. Smell is oak, rye, booze, chocolate, vanilla, slight malt. Very inviting nose on this. Taste is sweet, oak, vanilla, char, and nice rye bite near the tail end. Mouth is very smooth and creamy, though slightly light for the abv. It goes down very easy.

This was a really enjoyable beer. Better than the 2012 OF IMO.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 184 ratings