Iced BART | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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86
very good
40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by largadeer on 12-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the 3rd Eclipse party. How the heck did I miss there were bottles of this, I only found it on tap?

Poured out a dark brown liquid, wasn't necessarily the most attractive looking thing I've ever seen, swamp water was something that came to mind. Decadent aroma of wood, vanilla, booze, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, leather. Complex and deep, like becoming an international expert in intellectual property law.

Taste, had enough sweetness come through to keep this one from tasting hot. Who knows what fiftyfifty's actual abv's are, if this one is 'only' 11% I'd be surprised, but even at that number, there is significant complexities in this to keep it from burning your mouth, throat, stomach, ear nose throat pavillion, whatevers. You can taste everything you smelled, which is a huge plus being how good it smelled. The mouthfeel was pretty coating, yet kept dry and largely uneventful as it warmed. Overall it was a definite winner in my book, and would love to get my hands on some bottles. I thought Iced Eclipse was great, this too. FiftyFifty knows what they're doing with iced barrels, be it Eclipse or BART.

It was one of the first beers I had in the evening. Towards the end, I was in kind of a quandry. Old lady and redhead with fakies were down to go back to the room if you follow what I'm getting at, but rather than jump on that opportunity, I went back for another iced eclipse. I missed the boat on the other thing that night, but there's a plethora of opportunities and happenings regarding that stuff on any other night, Iced Eclipse was one night only (as far as I knew, who knows about these dudes with bottles, but if largadeer said he drank from one, I'm pretty inclined to believe it happened).

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4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber-brown in the glass. A thin but lasting head forms from a gentle pour. The nose is nice, big on sweet caramel and vanilla notes. There's a solid oak backbone, a touch of chocolate and cola, caramel and leather. A lot of depth to the aroma. Palate is sweet with notes of caramel, oak, vanilla, leather and anise. There's a tannic bite from the oak, but restrained booziness. Full rich body with a drying oaky finish. Very solid stuff.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A notch below your average appearance from these guys (and girls). Ruddy brown and minor black. Almost no head.

Aroma was complex and had a bunch going on: oak, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, roast, leather, snow (psych!).

Residual sweetness kept it from ever drinking hot. All the aroma came through on the palate. I'd bang this over and over, pretty underrated if you ask me.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear ruby when pouring, not much carbonation at all, what head that was barely there was tan.

S-Good deal of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate.

T-Starts with nice bourbon and oak flavors. Some vanilla and roasted malt. Tad bit of chocolate.

M-Not much carbonation, watery because of lack of carbonation. Really needs more carbonation.

O-More carbonation would make this beer wonderful.

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Iced BART from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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