Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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4.15/5
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West BourbonImperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,588
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
198
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
79
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 edition

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense finger and a half of light tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of chocolate malted milk balls with a little coffee along with a touch of bourbon and oak
T: Taste is pretty barrel forward on this one with some caramel, vanilla and oak off the bat. Really nice chocolate with a strong roasted malt backbone with some hints of espresso and charred wood. On the finish this one is vanilla and chocolate with some more oak and charred wood with some lingering roasted malts and coffee. Slight hints of butterscotch at times as well.
M: This beer has a smooth and silky somewhat full body. Carbonation is slightly effervescent but the beer is not prickly while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a really nice version of this beer. The barrels add a nice dimension to the base beer while the time seems to have done the beer well. This one has some really great complexity to it and it's a really enjoyable beer to drink.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccozzi
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013. still lots of carbonation although it's that carbonation which may have stolen some of the flavors over time... really nice still, a bit subdued and very smooth. super easy to drink and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid eclipse. This was the 2015 version, aged about 2 years. Very smooth. Barrel flavors were in the background, while chocolate, fudge, slight alcohol bite were among the most dominant flavors.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GClarkage
4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MunsonRoyE
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JPeterson17
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3.22/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Epic pour - deep dark black with a mushroom cloud head. You could scoop it off with a spoon if you were so inclined. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt and leather. Taste is warm chocolate, charred toast, roasted nuts, coffee, light bourbon and vanilla. Honey adds a bit of sweetness but I wouldn't have known it was there if I hadn't read it. Would've liked a little more punch on the bourbon-back end. Oustanding beer at a hefty price. Meets but does not exceed expectations.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 198 ratings