Imperial Eclipse Stout - Gourmet Haus Staudt Blend | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
98.4%
Liked This Beer
4.27 w/ 61 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We started with a 350+ day old Elijah Craig 12 year barrel, and then we blended in a sweeter, less oaky barrel of Mellow Corn Whiskey Eclipse. We topped the blend off with a younger barrel of Evan Williams Eclipse that brought a more robust, boozy bourbon character to the mix.

Added by MasterSki on 12-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
61
Liked:
60
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
7.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
8
Trade:
2
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A: Black with a mocha ring of head.

S: Lots of dark chocolate, vanilla, brandy, oak, brown sugar coffee in the nose.

T: Sweet milk and dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, coffee.

M: Full bodied and pretty smooth.

O: A bit too sweet but really tasty, a nice blend of eclipses.

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Thanks to Chance for sharing.

The beer is dark brown with a thin beige head. Typical Eclipse appearance. The aroma offers a hint of coffee, big oak presence, light roast and a touch of coffee. Delicious flavor. A standout in the Eclipse series. Beautiful balance, wonderfully smooth on the palate. Very tasty.

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this blend is amazing. so thankful to have been able to kick off the new years celebration with a brew like this. dark and thick like the others, but this one has some really different characteristics. the nose is a little sweeter, probably due to the mellow corn addition, which i remember being very sweet. secondly, the finish is strongly whisky flavored, and although ive never had the evan williams addition, i can taste that specific spirit here, particularly on the back end. the honey is also more pronounced than i remember, i think i liked the 9.5% abv base beer better than this years 11.9% base beer, something about it seems smoother and silkier and more delicate. no alcohol heat to this at all, and all the usual chocolate, coffee, and char notes come through in varying proportions. i love the feel of this beer, thick and palate coating but it drinks much lighter than it is. i am not sure if they have blended others or not, but this was really well done, a special bottle for sure.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Gourmet Haus Staudt Blend from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 98.4% out of 100 with 61 ratings
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