Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Bourbon | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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4.37/5
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125 Ratings
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve BourbonImperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Bourbon
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 12-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#964
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
125
pDev:
5.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
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59
Trade:
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of egoo33
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RickGrimes
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a little bitter and thicker than the other variant of eclipse, but Plenty of flavour. I can't fine a Honey sweetness here, but as always a perfect vanilla and bourbon flavour that make this beer super.

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Photo of myteam24
4.94/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.82/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 blue wax

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Photo of captainkrad
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brpendergast85
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rootz
4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tim725
4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rand
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From 22 oz bomber to snifter.

Blue-pearl colored wax...looks like blue with glitter.

As usual with these, I'm not going to write a new review for each spirit, but instead refer to my original and highlight unique nuances.

This one is fresh, so it's a little more bourbon-forward than others I've had, but I'm getting a lot more oak and cherry than other spirits. Woodford is such a smooth whiskey by itself, and coupling it with one of the world's great barrel-aged stouts can only lead to good things. Yum

2015 batch edit:

JUst got back from the release party, and with the exception of the Raspberry special release, there was something not quite as tasty with this year's vintage. You can tell they're still Eclipse, and they're still tasty, but the caramelly, bourbony, vanilla-y flavors that make Eclipse so delicious are pushed aside by notes of unsweetened cocoa and dry oak. They seem a little more chalky as well, and slightly more bitter. We'll see how they age - the brewers swear that these beers are just as good fresh as cellared, but that hasn't been my experience. Even the 2014 Masterpiece was more mellow and singular on the palate.

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4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown color, almost black, with tan head. Aroma has intense whiskey, caramel but also roasted malt. Taste starts with sweet malt, caramel, fudge, finish has lots of bourbon but also a bitter and roasty aftertaste. Medium to heavy body with low carbonation. Really good one overall, the whiskey/bourbon flavor is just a bit too harsh.

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Photo of BEER88
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Perfect stout for a nice mild cigar (perdomo). Smooth and the bourbon notes are stellar when the beer warms! I'll buy it again if i see it!

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4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brandonwnw
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikepcarney
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 125 ratings