Imperial Eclipse Stout - Java Coffee | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lavender Pearl wax.

The 2013 version had 4Roses, High West Rye, High West Bourbon, Elijah Craig12 Eclipse and blended with a bigger Imperial Stout known as Totality Squared(aka Masterpiece) Starting gravity for the Stout was 31.5* Plato vs Totality's 26.5* Plato. Different hops, fermented with a blended yeast(s).

Added by DarthKostrizer on 12-07-2012

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mine is the 2013 version, and…. 11.9% ? how is this 11.9% and all the others are 9.5% ? ? ?
This one smells nice. Very nice. I don’t really like all these stouts with coffee in them although I love coffee. But they are usually a bit bitter but not in that i-love-coffee kind of bitter, ya know?
This one poured ultra dark brown with a residual creaminess on top after sitting for a few minutes (because I cant get enough of this aroma!) and smells absolutely divine. This is a just-finished filter from the Mr. Coffee or a just-done Keurig cone aroma. No bitterness whatsoever in the smell and I guess that’s why I’m hesitating to take that first sip….. I don’t want to be disappointed in the taste….. and the longer it sits, the creamier the film on top gets!! This is amazing! Okay, first sip coming up……
Some bitterness. A lit bit like sucking on that just-finished Mr. Coffee filter, yet still with some nice roundness and it blends very well with the expected Eclipse. A little weird subconsciously expecting some whiskey aromas and tastes but the coffee is doing very nicely. For the style of infusing coffee flavor (via a barrel or otherwise) this one gets a 5 in aroma and is almost perfect in taste. The coffee is subtle, yet very present, if that makes any sense at all…..
Subsequent more-vigorous pours into the snifter produce taller, much-more creamier head and smell just as beautiful. I really had my doubts on this one and maybe that is why I am so surprised I enjoy it this much. The coffee is a ‘part’ of the brew, not tasting as an ‘added’ component. What an awesome brew all these Eclipses are… ! just a tad too bitter (maybe i expect to much) but aside from that this one is TOPS...

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4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 Version

A: poured into a snifter to a deep black with a finger of dense dark tan head that fades to a small pool with decent lacing
S: smells of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and some bourbon barrel notes with some vanilla
T: taste is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and vanilla, bourbon and oak. swallow is smooth and creamy with more coffee, chocolate, caramel and vanilla
M: big and heavy on the palate with soft but adequate carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: If I could only use one word to describe this beer it would be 'incredible'. Unbelievable smoothness and complexity. The eclipse series is truly one of the best lines of barrel aged stouts there is. It may cost a lot but it's worth every penny for every last drop.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 Lavender (sparkly)

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark chocolate with bourbon kick. Not to mention the coconut hints. This stout warms the palette and the throat and the belly. This felt like a curling up next to a fire.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Java Coffee from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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