Imperial Eclipse Stout - Salted Caramel
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Salted CaramelImperial Eclipse Stout - Salted Caramel
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From:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,471
ABV:
11%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,554
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.6%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
26
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 24, 2022
Added:
Dec 22, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  2
Bottle #6 of 6 - Brewers' Intent 2017

Our brewers put together a masterful blend of caramel, Totality, and sea salt brined bourbon barrels to create this decadent beer. Notes of brûléed sugar are evident, with a subtle sea salt on a caramel Eclipse backbone. It's everything you'd hope for when you hear "Salted Caramel Eclipse".
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Ratings by Sparky44:
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Rated by Sparky44 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 24, 2021
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.66 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is a 2019 bottle. The beer is very dark brown, essentially black in the glass (SRM 34-37). A big, one-and-a-half inch, light chestnut head is tight and creamy. The Pretentious Beer Glass Company Imperial 2 Snifter becomes coated with dense lace after a few minutes.

The aroma opens with strong chocolate and Bourbon. Salted caramel, while secondary, is clear. Bittersweet chocolate waxes and wanes against espresso, with chocolate ultimately winning the battle. Molasses and oak are background qualities.

Charred malt is a very strong flavor and is balanced with dark espresso. Chocolate is almost lost, while salted caramel holds its own. Chili peppers burn from the alcohol, while vanilla comes out with light warmth. The finish is long and harshly bitter.

Alcohol comes across strong, far more than expected. The alcohol actually burns with each sip. The body is dense and creamy soft. Carbonation is light.

This bottle was aged two years and it definitely a dessert beer without the strong sweetness. Once could easily enjoy this with a cigar and after-dinner conversation.
Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by mmilyko from Nevada

May 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by Taenim from Maine

Jan 25, 2021
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Rated by matt-evans2 from Wisconsin

2.59/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
The salt was way overpowering.
Jan 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin

Nov 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by mdfb79 from New York

Sep 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Apr 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jan 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jan 04, 2020
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Reviewed by IKR from California

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2018 Vintage
22 fl oz bottle

Appearance: Very dark brown bordering on black with a large sized foamy dark beige head that slowly faded. The head was long lasting and stayed thick for a while. Very nice looking beer.

Smell: Moderate Bourbon, coffee/roasted malt aromas, and moderate brown sugar and chocolate aromas.

Taste: Moderate Bourbon, caramel/brown sugar, mild salt notes, and some drying tannic oak notes. The caramel and salt notes are not overdone and add some complexity. Just as the caramel starts to fade the salt notes linger.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Not the thickest Imperial Stout but not bad.

Overall: An interesting and tasty beer. The salt brined barrel and caramel additions provide a unique taste profile.
Dec 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Dec 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Nov 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Eclipse salted caramel Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is in my opinion a great Imperial Stout. It's delicious, full flavored, sweet, the bourbon is prominent, and yet it is easy drinking for a stout.

Look: black with a thin mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts, caramel, some coffee, whiskey

Flavor: The flavor is roasted malts, some coffee and dark chocolate and dark fruits, bourbon, caramel, lots of caramel, but it blends in very nicely

Feel: medium to full body
Mar 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by heysuz from Indiana

Feb 24, 2019