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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla Bean | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla BeanImperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla Bean

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by MasterSki on 12-06-2013

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2015 Vintage

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4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

vileplume's "cut the shit" review for the 2015 eclipse vanilla bean.

i went into this beer trying to not hold it against it's obvious competitors, and tried to see it as its own thing i suppose. flavor is all vanilla bean, with perfect stout backbone to keep it from becoming cloyingly sweet. thin for an imperial as far as mouthfeel goes, yet i didn't it too hard because again this helps with it's drinkability. While no vanilla rye or fo, this is an amazing beer in it's own right and the fact that you can just grab it right off the shelf makes it that much better.

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4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 bottle with ivory wax. This beer pours black with small brown head. It smells of vanilla, pretty much only vanilla and burnt marshmallow. The taste is phenomenal. Vanilla is huge and tastes like a marshmallow dipped in milk chocolate and hints of caramel. The barrel is in the background but it helps keep this beer at bay. Mouthfeel is great. This a a very enjoyable treat to drink. Open it when you are with good company cuz it gets you all warm and fuzzy and puts a smile on your face

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4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass. Vintage 2015, bottle run V/2.

Mahogany brown out the bottle, making a darker brown walnut body color and nearly opaque. Head creation is a lighter mocha almost tan colored, and a bout a finger with a soft collar and slightly bubbled puck.

Aroma hits with classic straight up cream. Candied sweet almond and vanilla notes not unlike wedding almonds with a very light dusting of sugar. The vanilla quality is exquisite, cream, rich… booming and not overly sweet. Just absolutely perfect on that angle, probably the best vanilla aroma I have had to date. It's one of the most impressive notes I've sensed, if a bit outshining everything else that could be coming, but I don't care.

Hello greatness. Vanilla absurdity. Dark roasted malt with a hint possibly of chocolate but sticks to thick roast and char with a whammo of sweet milky true vanilla. This is like a giant roasted malt milkshake. Creamy oozing palate, but also with an oily hop aftertaste. A good solid bitterness that isn't afraid to hide and manages to accent nicely, event bringing out more of the dark grains flavors. Great emphasis on just really good roast character here, and so wonderfully accented by this huge vanilla power. Rounded feel, rich but easy drinking.

It's a giant roasted dark malt milkshake. One that leaves the chocolate behind, in favor of true grain, dark char, and sweet cream to compliment. Stupidly good beer. There's honey in this? Who knew? But definitely it has been a great addition to boosting the vanillas richness and sweet, and even some lip smacking classic coatings. Fantastic creation from Fifty Fifty.

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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is by far my favorite eclipse yet, the vanilla is so prominent but not overwhelming. I can't wait until next year when they make more. I was lucky enough to attend the release party and this one stole the show for sure. I even preferred it to the 20yr Pappy Van Winkle. The world needs to try this!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2015 white wax bottle. Served in proper glassware. Great vanilla stout that smells remarkable. Got a few bottles left. It's great now, and can't wait to see how well it ages.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla Bean from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 211 ratings
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