Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rye Cuvee (2016) | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rye Cuvee (2016)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rye Cuvee (2016)
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4.21/5
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6 Ratings
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rye Cuvee (2016)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rye Cuvee (2016)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by brotherloco on 12-13-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
pDev:
2.61%
 
 
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of dvmin98
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IKR
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 Vintage
11.9% ABV

Appearance: Very dark brown bordering on black with a fairly generously sized dark beige head that gradually faded. A very nice looking Imperial Stout

Smell: Brown sugar, mild Whiskey, and mild roasted malt aromas. Not a bad nose but the barrel aromas are fairly mild.

Taste: The rye Whisky bal-aging is very smooth and makes for a very tasty and smooth drinking flavor profile. The profile also features roast malts, mild vanilla, brown sugar and restrained oak notes. The finish is a bit drier than the Bourbon bal-aged variants. Very restrained alcohol presence for the listed ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: This was a good Eclipse variant and is another prime example of how the different barrels impact the base beer. This variant is very smooth with a tasty flavor profile. It's either this or the Apple Brandy variant that was my favorite of the 2016 vintages.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sweet chocolate sweet bourbon oak dark chocolate. Same body and look as all the others.

Overall I liked this way better than the Grand Cru...sweeter and less harsh.

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Photo of brotherloco
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rye Cuvee (2016) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6 ratings