Imperial Eclipse Stout - Manhattan Cherry Rye
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Manhattan Cherry RyeImperial Eclipse Stout - Manhattan Cherry Rye
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
11.6%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 2.41%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
7
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FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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IKR from California

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2019 Vintage
500ml bottle

Appearance: Very dark brown bordering on black with a generous sized foamy beige head that gradually faded. Like most of the recent variants I've had the head stayed was long lasting. A decent nose.

Smell: Moderate whiskey and fruit notes (I believe it's the cherry brandy), mild vermouth and mild brown sugar aromas.

Taste: The cherry brandy that was a hint in the nose comes through in the taste profile, along with mild whiskey notes, moderate roast malt notes, moderate vermouth notes and some drying tannic oak notes. The beer finishes fairly dry, a long way from being a pastry stout though there is some brown sugar sweetness that stays in the finish. The beer has a nice unique taste profile.

Mouth-feel: On the lighter side of medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Not the thickest Imperial Stout but not too thin.

Overall: A good beer that has a unique and tasty flavor profile. I've said it before but it's still true, Fifty Fifty's use of different barrels to make Eclipse results in very different Imperial Stouts that are very different. The combination of barrels used in this one resulted in a nice beer.

Jun 30, 2020
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Manhattan Cherry Rye from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 7 ratings