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

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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 Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by MasterSki on 08-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
188
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
79
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 188 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of brpendergast85
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cjohal85
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of GClarkage
4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 tangerine wax

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Photo of BabaBeer
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ckollias
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of KevT
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ralphw56
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of darcange
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BradleySig
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of RebornStussy
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ihazabucket7
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Orange wax top----poured into mini snifter-----dark, chocolate, raisin smell, bourbon------not boozy at all------very tasty love it bought it for my bro for his bday loves stouts. Worth the price!

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Photo of jessealmlie
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boccu
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aroma of coffee and bourbon. Exceptional stout. Coffee to chocolate. To a bourbon . Nice transition. Not over powering bourbon. Extremely well made.

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Photo of Jaxbrew
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage. Cacao and barrel all over the place. Would have liked a bit more weight on the tongue, otherwise solid brew. Price point is really high, but understood on a 300 barrel level.

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Photo of BrianQuinn
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Tangerine wax, vintage 2014, Bottle run No. 2.

Deep walnut brown body and opaque, but with just a hair of dark red tinge to it on the edges. Manages a creamy mocha brown head of about a finger, but settles to a good three millimeter collar, with a nice whispy top and not filmy. Some spotted lacing manages to round out. Quite a nice looking beer.

Excellent aroma and bouquet. Great hints of fruity quality, almost like a cherry brandy of sorts. Liquid maraschino chocolates, clove, with black forest cake and fudge qualities. Dense, almost kind of buttery in a way. Incredibly impressive nose with a very unexpected fruit character I didn't expect coming.

Palate is quite interesting. Light bodied but with definite whisky flavors and a bit of roast bitterness on the finish. Good round coating but missing some of the classic barrel aging silky and creamy coating texture. Still the flavors in the mid palate bring loads of fruit and dark chocolate, with a big whisky wooden tannic and bitter note. Cherries, spiced clove, sharp wood and an almost pencil shavings and lead sensation. Bitternes tones down after some time, with some leafy tea like hops to really jack things up even more interestingly.

I am shocked at how fruity this is, and how much it reminds me of a true whiskey barrel. It also seems to have more character of a rye than a bourbon cause of the fruit angles messing with me, but either way it's another dam good Eclipse worth savoring.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: Looks like the other variants. Gorgeous dark dark brown, nearly opaque. Some cola highlights. Big ass tan head for a nearly 12%'r and thick creamy lacing.
smell: Stellar like the other variants I've had. A hint of booze, in a honey roasty milkshake.
taste: does not lose anything to the nose. Like the other variants there's a chewy fudgey thing happening. So mellow and easy drinking. Very nice indeed.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
4.17 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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