Imperial Eclipse Stout - Mocha
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 6.67%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
24
From:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: Collaboration with Mostra Coffee and Craft Beer Kings in Southern California.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Intro: 22 oz. poured into a snifter. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Black, opaque with ample head.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee.

Taste: follows smell. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Creamy.

Conclusion: Very nice. Love all the Imperial Eclipse Stouts.

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heysuz from Indiana, Apr 26, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jet black body with fizzy brown bubbles that settle into a thin ring. Mocha coffee, dark chocolate sauce, honey, and slight caramel aromas. Taste has dessert like coffee flavoring with fudge, caramel, honey, brownie batter, and slight bourbon. For some reason honey was more present in this than other variants. Feel is sharp with coffee bitterness, then cloys with the sweetness, then ends sticky and boozy.

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REVZEB from Illinois, Aug 13, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this at the 2017 Eclipse party. Was nice, but wasn't sure why the name changed other than they're using a different coffee source? What a bummer they don't have that Mayra girl from the other coffee place at their parties anymore. She fine.

Pours black, usual 1/2" brown head on top. Aroma was coffee, but milder than previous iterations of this beer when it was called coffee Eclipse. Mostra is good stuff, I dunno. Still enjoyable, but this was some holy grail stuff the first few batches when it was called coffee. Roasted malt jives well with it though, real nice mouth feel, carbonation, lower sludge thickness helps in these departments.

Bottles are priced at the high end of the spectrum for this type of beer. You can get about 8 (96oz) bottles of bourbon barrel aged Peruvian Morning (Central Waters) for the cost of 22oz of this. They're both awesome, but the price on these are not awesome.

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Photo of BigGold
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had in June 2019 at the FiftyFifty Truckee Pub on draft into 8-oz. snifter, as the brewery pulled a keg or two from its stash.

A little lighter than expected (or preferred) for a big stout, but an excellent take on the mocha stout.

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BigGold from Mississippi, Jul 18, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my review for Eclipse Imperial Stout the Mocha Blend, ABV 11.00%. I have to assume it is the correct one, there's nothing called exactly "Mocha Blend", but this is Mocha. Anyway, it was not my favorite Imperial Stout but it was good.

Look: Black with a half inch mocca colored head.

Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, mild coffee

Flavor: The flavor is roasted malts, honey, chocolate and coffee. The coffee is not too strong, in fact pretty mild, which I prefer (others may not).

Feel: medium to full body

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3.07/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not what I was expecting from Eclipse. The chocolate aroma was underwhelming and the body overall was thin. Slight carbonation but no visible head. Oily in appearance. the taste mimics the nose, thin oily carbonation, bitter cocoa notes but no follow up of coffee or the honey sweetness I have come to love about Eclipse. An average stout, not bad, but not worth the extra expense and effort it took to acquire this one.

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Stoneandrob from Illinois, Feb 14, 2018
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Mocha from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 24 ratings