Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle (23 Year) | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle (23 Year)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle (23 Year)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2008. A few (aged) cases were released in 2010.

Added by Floydster on 02-02-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
60
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
422
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Occasionally, an occasion calls for such a beer. Duh.

This one hits those black notes in the middle, an almost cherry cola like head on the top, 1/2" deep. Aroma dropped a massive amount of alcohol and chocolate in the nose when fresh, but is one of those rare beers that with age gracefully becomes so sexy and the booze wears off and the bourbon comes out more. Wafts into sweet territory after that. Cocao. Pulling tiny amounts of coconut and char as well.

Taste, smoother than the nose, heat not as strong. Even better sipped on an drank slowly. Plenty of hops here, that and the substantial roast result in a high degree of ibus, but this can handle it. Vanilla is a nice addition as well.

One of the best fiftyfifty beers for sure. Subsequent releases have been good, but often hotter when fresh. I like to let 'em sit awhile for sure. But when the alcohol is stabilized, the chocolate and bourbon really come out and make a rich experience worth savoring.

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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle @ CBS on 4/14/15. Pours black with minimal tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, molasses, roasted malt and bourbon. Medium mouthfeel. Taste of bourbon, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate with some hints of oak and vanilla. Definitely one of the best Eclipses. Tough to tell if it's declined a little with age, as others have suggested.

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4.86/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle (23 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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