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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Basil Hayden | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Basil HaydenImperial Eclipse Stout - Basil Hayden

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of BEER88
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was surprised how tasty this imperial stout was. I have to admit I am not very familiar with 50/50 but some of their stuff needs more attention. I should add I ordered a batch of different kinds of Eclipse. What I didn't like is that they used the same bottle for all their products except for a hand written code. Greats stouts but cheapy bottles.

Look: Black with an inch thick mocca colored head

Aroma: It has a nice aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and bourbon

Flavor: The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, honey, but above all there's bourbon, significant bourbon.

Feel: full body, viscous, strong, but quite drinkable

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this last night at the FIftyFifty Eclipse Party 2018. Like all of them, this one pours black, like, . . . an. . . eclipse! Durr. Brown head 1/2" cola like. Looks like some damn good shit on tap. This one was no frills just a hefty dosing of bourbon in the nose. No adjuncts, no games, just straight up show up and take your clothes off and get down to business. This was one of the strongest smelling barrels of the night.

Taste followed the nose as they say. Hefty bourbon tones but with a mouth feel that doesn't exude booziness. I mean, these guys are the masters of this shit. While this year continues the trend of a thicker base it is exceedingly fitting for something like this. Its elegance is its force and simplicity. Just a hefty roasted malt base that doesn't have a big time bitterness despite it being well hopped, roasted and then put into a strong suggestion of a very wet barrel.

Its yet another strong bourbon quotient, I would compare it to the Josef Magnus barrel as its closest cousin in the lineup.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Basil Hayden from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4 ratings