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

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4.27/5
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188 Ratings
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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,623
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
188
pDev:
7.49%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
66
Trade:
19
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 188 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of FBarber
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by half a finger of dense and rocky light tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of light woodspice, chocolate, coffee, oak, and roasted malts with a hint of vanilla and caramel.
T: Taste is somewhat spicy from the rye barrels up front with some cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee come in as well with a touch of vanilla and hint of caramel along with the oak. On the swallow this beer is more spice, charred wood, roasted malts, coffee, and bitter dark chocolate with some lingering oak.
M: This beer has a body that is on the heavier side of medium with a slightly silky feel on the palate. Carbonation is about where it should be for the style and may be just a touch too effervescent. This beer has a drying finish which is expected and well executed.
O: Overall this beer is great. It has some really nice flavors and complexity. The rye barrels add a nice twist due to the extra spicy notes that they added over a standard bourbon barrel. This one is definitely worth a try if it comes back.

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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

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 188 ratings