Imperial Eclipse Stout - Maple Barrel | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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4.15/5
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Maple BarrelImperial Eclipse Stout - Maple Barrel
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bottle #6 of 6 - Brewers' Intent 2016

Brewed with a touch of maple syrup, aged in both bourbon barrels and maple syrup barrels, and then blended for some hot maple on maple action.

Added by rodbeermunch on 12-13-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,870
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
17
pDev:
7.47%
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of CharlesK
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IKR
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage

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

Smell: Bourbon, maple, brown sugar, coffee/roasted malt aromas, and mild vanilla notes. Very nice nose on this one.

Taste: Moderate Bourbon, maple/brown sugar notes, roast malts, mild vanilla, and oak notes. The finish starts slightly sweet with some maple and Bourbon sweetness which is nicely countered by the roast malt notes and mild oak notes. This variant is not as dry as some of the other ones but the flavor is complex with all the elements working in harmony.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. This variant comes across a bit thicker than the other 2017 variants I've had.

Overall: Great beer.The maple barrel was a nice addition and plays well with the Bourbon barrel aging and roasted malts notes. So far my favorite 2017 variant and one of my favorites overall. Bring this one back Fifty Fifty.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This stout is a bourbon barrel aged stout first, and a maple beer second. Not that this is a bad thing, but do not go into this expecting maple to the face. Dark aromas dominate the nose. Full bodied yet light on finish. Takes you into the depth of dark malt and barrel character before bringing you up with the subtle maple finish.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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 a dense two finger light tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of roasted malts, maple, caramel, vanilla, and oak with some coffee and chocolate.
T: Taste is maple up front with some roasted malts, dark chocolate and some coffee before the oak, caramel and vanilla come in. Nice underlying maple throughout. Swallow is more maple, chocolate and coffee with some lingering oak, caramel, and vanilla.
M: This beer is full in body with a slightly silky syrupy mouthfeel. The beer has carbonation that is a little under prickly and adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish from the ABV.
O: Overall this is a really nice addition to the lineup. Still that great Eclipse flavor with another nice layer of complexity and flavor from the maple. Very well done and well executed.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Bruery 9th anniversary celebration on 05/06/17.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brotherloco
4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had the usual appearance of an Eclipse beer: Mostly black, some dark brown. Like a 75/25 split. 1/2" of tan head, small bubbles. Aroma, this was nice, both bourbon, maple and roasted malt readily apparent. Very well done, like the complete opposite of anything they do with cognac.

Taste, just like the aroma, the maple and the bourbon are apparent. Very smooth, covers the alcohol very well, light sweetness helps in that way for sure. Very easy to drink, possibly the easiest next to vanilla. Is it the sweetness? The mouth feel is delicious, that maple really smooths it all out. While there is significant roast and heft here, you feel like you can just pour this into a pint glass and drink a significant quantity of it.

If you want a real treat, blending the Maple, Pappy, Coffee and Vanilla is the jam.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Maple Barrel from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 17 ratings