Imperial Eclipse Stout - Joseph Magnus | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Joseph MagnusImperial Eclipse Stout - Joseph Magnus
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Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by brotherloco on 12-16-2017

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pDev:
5.2%
 
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i am not familiar with this whiskey at all, so this was a fun one to try, not expecting anything good or bad from the barrel itself, just down to appreciate the beer, which was a little harder to do in some of the other variants of this where its like okay, this is great whiskey, i want to taste it specifically in the beer, here was more of a sit back and relax and just enjoy. one of the first of these i have had or even seen on tap, slick and near black in color, with a short lived tan head and a lot of body. the aroma is great, the big stout stands above the barrel to me, some whiskey here sure, some sweeter vanilla and fusel alcohol notes, but more than anything i get the dark roasty malts, an espresso and even a light smoke and char thing. i get a bit less of the honey in this one than i have in others, which is part of what i really love about this series of beers, i think sometimes it comes out better in older ones rather than the fresher ones i have had, not sure why that would be, but its been largely true in my experience. the whiskey isnt overly intense to me, but complimentary, kind of generic though, i am unable to get any real specific nuance from it like i have from others in the past. warming but never hotly alcoholic, even at temperature, and so smooth to drink on for its size. a really awesome beer, this whole series is legendary, and its always fun to get to try new ones! certainly not at the top of the list for me, but still a lot better than what so many others are doing with this style these days...

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Photo of mdfb79
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another real good BBA Eclipse variant. The bourbon is not as hot in this one as some others and a bit sweeter; lots of toffee, caramel, and sweet bourbon. One of the better ones from last year.

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Photo of pstam87
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Eclipse Party 2017. I thought it was one of if not the best new variation/barrel of Eclipse I had that year. Never heard of the bourbon before, not a collector guy.

Anyways, the usual shit, pours black, 1/3" brown head on it. Aroma on this one went in hard on the wood. It was one of the more aggressive Eclipse beers in the nose I've had, honestly kind of reminded of the Pappy ones, was just bigger. To describe it as "hot" would be overly simplistic, it was big, but it brought a lot more than just a heavy waft of bourbon.

The taste was aggressive but manageable. Seemed like a whole lot of wet barrel and exposed wood went into this one, there was still the base of dark fudge like chocolate that tempered the vast amount of wood and bourbon that permeate the beer. It was somewhat a call back to the Splinter Black beer from Troegs, because that is the most wood influencced beer I can think of (liquified toothpicks) but like, that, plus bourbon barrel aged = this beer.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one seemed to be more carbonated than usual for the eclipse stout series. The joseph magnus barrel definitely brought out the sharper flavors like the coffee, roasted malt, hints of barley and hops. Dark chocolate, toffee, molasses, still present back more in the background. Thinner feel than normal and slightly fizzy. Very rich and delicious though

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Photo of FBarber
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP1356
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Joseph Magnus from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 9 ratings