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

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

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by largadeer on 12-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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From notes on 3/15/14

Very dark. Great bourbon smell. Some sweet aromas. Very tasty. Great woody bourbon flavors. The malt flavors are great. This beer is excellent.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 edition, thanks to claystation for making it happen! from what i understand (according to google), evan williams is a wheated bourbon, giving it an extra smoothness, and i think that comes through in the beer here, although i have to admit, i was really focused on identifying that element of it. this is one of the better, if not the very best edition of eclipse i have had, and im not sure how much of that is this barrel treatment or its age, both of which have smoothed it right out beautifully. matte black color, viscous, and producing half an inch of espresso colored head that sticks around a little while. slurpy rich texture to it, thick and mostly still, palate coating and dense, a nice medium for this type of ale. lots of barrel in the nose, bourbon yes, but evan williams distinctly? impossible to say. the flavor is loaded with vanilla and heavy chocolate flavors, dark raw cocoa and char, mostly in the finish. mellowing oak and booze in great proportions. i remember the four roses edition being quite similar, as far as the chocolate and vanilla complex, but this one feels so much smoother to me, again, maybe due to its cellaring awhile. long finish on it, i taste it for miles after the swallow where a faint sweetness creeps in and the heavy roast just cancels it. the texture is amazing too, i love how full and consuming it is, dominating really, but not aggressive. i will remember this one for awhile!

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