Imperial Eclipse Stout - Belle Meade | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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4.07/5
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Belle MeadeImperial Eclipse Stout - Belle Meade
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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: Rotating

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Added by devoured_by_vermin on 12-24-2017

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of REVZEB
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a fun take on the annual eclipse stouts. Meade barrel gave a nice bread and honey aromas to nose. Taste was still malt heavy with a west coast styling of hops for a stout, but the meade barrel cut the sweetness on the front, and brought out some biscuit like sweetness on the end. Better than bourbon barrels? No, but fun

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had some of this at the Eclipse party. Seemed like it was the variant that was kinda hush, not a lot of info was going around about this one. Looks the standard eclipse look: black and dark brown, tan head, 1/2".

Taste is similar to the grand cru of Elipse. Chocolate, oak, bourbon, roasted malt, the usual descriptors. Hides alcohol well, not overly sugary, well hopped with old school C hops but no so much bitterness that it detracts from all the other good things the beer does. Just enough sweetness and bitterness to balance the beer and keep its smoothness running from pop top to the end of the bottle.

Real good and real expensive stuff.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz 2017 bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark ruby brown with a thin but persistent light tan head. Initial impression is quite sweet at first, but bourbon, charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, and maybe a little caramel gradually make their presence known. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, not overwhelmingly thick. Carbonation is just sufficient to showcase the flavors. Finish is ever so slightly bitter, but nicely balanced by the overall sweet character.
At $35, this is the most expensive bottle I've ever bought. It might be the most expensive bottle I'll EVER buy, since there are so many less expensive options. But it's good. It's really good.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Belle Meade from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4 ratings