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

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
196 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 08-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,440
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
196
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
80
Trade:
15
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Photo of Hopdam
1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of SomethingClever
2.95/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into nonic pint

A: big chunky fat head surprising in it's appearance pitch black body

S: a lot of oak you can really smell the barrel maybe a little cocoa and leather

T: very young barrel taste almost like someone added a shot of bourbon to a stout carbonation is surprisingly low and wow the oak in the taste stands out

M: Very thin feel but the alcohol is clingy as shit

O: I would have said this was just aged in oak barrel except for the alcohol on the finish very disappointing

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

Photo of WynnO
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djmichaelk
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of reaction
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCgolfpro
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance - Black with a nice khaki head. Medium collar. Thin wispy surface.

Smell - Chocolate. Some vanilla. Sharp whiskey, but not much other barrel character.

Taste - Dark bitter chocolate. Dry aininess. Bourbon is even more subdued here. Sweet in the back end.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Kinda creamy, but drops off dry.

Overall - Not a lot of barrel, but it's a tasty stout behind it.

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Photo of apasternak
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of nut
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of TheBrewViking
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Bottle opened on 7.18.14
1/2013
Orange wax

Malty, grainy, a touch of chocolate. Not the best variation, but solid.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Masters
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of wiltznucs
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of uvm2003
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Bourbon from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 196 ratings