Imperial Eclipse Stout - Spanish 30-Year Rum | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Spanish 30-Year RumImperial Eclipse Stout - Spanish 30-Year Rum
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
9
Ratings:
53
pDev:
5.67%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
13
Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage
11.9% ABV

Appearance: Very dark brown bordering on black with a moderate dark beige head that gradually faded. Good looking IS.

Smell: Brown sugar, mild Rum, and mild coffee/roasted malt aromas. Not a bad nose but the rum barrel aromas are fairly modest.

Taste: The Rum bal-aging is not overt but nicely integrated in the taste profile. it has some sweetness but it is surprisingly less sweet than some of the other versions. The profile also features brown sugar, roast malts, faint vanilla, and moderate tannic oak notes. The finish is fairly dry ending with some Rum and tannic oak notes. Fairy restrained alcohol presence.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. for some reason I feel this has more body than some of the other variants.

Overall: Good Eclipse variant. not vastly different from the other variants as the Rum is fairly mild but as with all the variants, I can pick up the impact of the barrel used.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice sweetness, oak, lots of coffee. The rum flavor provides some sweetness but not the richness you would hope for.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 batch

22 oz bomber into a snifter

As I've been doing with this series since the start, I"m going to refer to my first review (Evan Williams https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/14936/64055/?ba=rand#review) and note the difference, rather than staring each from scratch.

Nose is more licorice-y and dry, none of the vanilla and caramel nuances from bourbon aging. Flavors are more sugary sweet as well, not as layered as some of the other varieties. There's also a banana/bubble gum thing going on I hadn't notice before. As always, delicious.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into 25oz snifter. 2014 release.

A: Pours near-black with a finger of dense and heavy light brown head that took its time to slowly fade into a greasy film. Sheets of sticky lace were left down the glass.
S: Chocolate syrupy dominates the nose along with hints of vanilla, rum, wood, and roast.
T: Rich and potent flavors of roast, chocolate fudge, bitter dark chocolate, black coffee, and caramel mix with barrel flavors of sweet and slightly spicy rum. I get a hint of vanilla as well. Very roasted and surprisingly bitter overall. The rum is smooth with no trace of booze or alcohol warmth. Finish is bitter, roasty, and lingering.
M: Fully body, thick and bitter mouthfeel, low carbonation. Mouthfeel is slightly sharp at times. Potent and rich flavors. Definitely a sipper.
O: A very integrated barrel flavor that doesn’t dominate the base beer. More bitter than I remember the others being, and a bit rough on the palate at times. Alcohol is hidden masterfully well. Good rum flavor, but far from my favorite variants.

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4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a very thin lacing that's toffee colored.

S - Chocolate, light char, and rum. Nose is quite weak.

T - Chocolate, oak, rum, and some dark chocolate bitterness on the back end that lingers with a little bit of vanilla and rum without the alcohol heat.

M - Heavy medium body, velvety smooth and no carbonation, lip smacking sticky.

O - This beer is better than it's rating.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Spanish 30-Year Rum from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 53 ratings