Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Bourbon | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams BourbonImperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Bourbon
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by largadeer on 12-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
583
Reviews:
181
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
Wants:
238
Gots:
286
For Trade:
25
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Ratings: 583 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of nawpnawp
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This review is for a 2013 bottle opened in 2016.

Surprisingly, there is still a ton of carbonation. It pours pretty thick and creamy. On the nose, it is still quite boozy and I'm getting lots of cola and almost blueberry like character. In the taste, there is a huge barrel presence - a little over powering. However, it does finish pretty well leaving a nice sweet aftertaste with just enough bitterness to round it out.

Overall, I wouldn't pick it up again. It is a solid offering, but there are way too many superior choices to justify its price.

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Photo of stevoj
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Catch up rating from Saturday's RIS bottle share. Thanks Rich! What a way to cap the night. A standout from start to finish. Warm, welcoming boozy aroma, taste brings in elements of wood and whiskey, and lots of sub-currents of chocolate and molasses. All around excellent.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So I laid down the big money a couple years ago to buy the 2013 Eclipse Evan Williams Black Wax. Had no idea what to expect as reviews were all over the place. Now it's April 2016 and time to taste. My buddy @RossiDaMan was nice enough to help me drink this one.

Poured into a snifter.
A - Pours black with very little head.
S - The aroma is strong. Lots of molasses, black licorice, dark chocolate and a hint of alcohol.
T - Flavor follows the nose. I have no idea what this tasted like fresh, but this beer is incredibly well balanced.
M - Mouth feel is a little thick and sticky while carbonation is low.
O - This beer is outstanding. It's not BCBS, which I think is perfect, but it is close. Now I need to find a few more bottles.

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Photo of ryanflc
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WynnO
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smi69
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheCuriograph
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of harryhops
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kingmaker
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tastesogood
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of epyon396
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Silky smooth stout..one of the best eclipses I've had..nice mix of vanilla and chocolate with the bourbon flavors

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PacNWDad
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deakin
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EB1
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csustar001
4.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
4.29 out of 5 based on 583 ratings.
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