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Eclipse - Four Roses Single Barrel 2011 - Fifty Fifty Brewing Company

Eclipse - Four Roses Single Barrel 2011

Overall: 9.7/10 by 1 dude

Dudes: 9.7/10

Trend: 9.7/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.50%

Season: November

Have Another: 100%

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  • Color: Black
  • Pours opaque, due to the darkness of the liquid, but "seems" clear. Head is minimal, mocha that doesn't last nor lace.

    Aroma is that of beautiful oak with hints of vanilla. Chocolate, brown sugar (maybe molasses), touch of sweet, and hints of bourbon .

    Taste is a complex balance. The bourbon, oak, and vanilla (my favorite parts) balance nicely with the malt backbone that holds up this sturdy beer. Different sips and in different parts of each sip bring out the elaborateness of the beer.

    Full body that isn't cloying. Moderate carbonation.

    As the fourth bourbon aged beer of the evening I thought this one would get lost among the clouds. It didn't. The aroma is fantastic with the oak intricacies entangling the sense. These beers are expensive but each one I open doesn't make regret the purchase. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:38:19
  • Tasted: June 14, 2013 by scot
  • $29.99 for 22 oz. bottle