FiftyFifty Brewing Company Reviews




Douberd
4.3
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - 30 Year Spanish Rum Barrel
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - 30 Year Spanish Rum Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 11.9% printed on the bottle. BR1/2014 Black colour on the body, tall and thick dark brown head, with good retention. Aroma of wood, liquorice, chocolate, moccha, alcohol, rum. Quite sweet, with a soft rum flavour and plenty of chocolate, moccha, chocolate cake, light roasted malts on the finish along with alcohol, cookies, light liquorice. Medium body with soft carbonation, sticky on the palate. The best Eclipse I had till now.
Monday, July 25, 2016

kathouse
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel
2015 edition bottle. Black and brooding with almost no head. Aroma is outstanding! Coffee, chocolate, and oak. Although alcohol is present, it doesn’t cover up the licorice and cocoa flavors. Beer does not have the vinous flavor usually associated with whiskey barrel aging.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

gephross100
3.6
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla
Dark brown color. Vanilla, oak, coffee nose. Burnt coffee, acrid bitter finish.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

chinchill
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee
From a large shared bottle. Loads of dark chocolate and a moderate level of coffee. Great balance and very well done mix of roasted grains. Perhaps just a touch to sweet.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Douberd
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, marked 3/2013, ABV 11.9% on the bottle. Black coloured body, one finger of dark brown head on top, with good density and retention. Aroma has lots of bourbon and vanilla on the front, then alcohol, some chocolate. Very nice taste with roasted malts and chocolate and plenty of bourbon, light tanines, vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

hackobock
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla
July 22, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2015.
Black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is slightly boozy and malty with vanilla, caramel, bourbon, milk chocolate Taste is sweet and malty with a light roasted note, milk chocolate notes and a good amount of vanilla in the finish. Medium to full bodied , soft carbonation.
Good, smooth and creamy.

Friday, July 22, 2016

linusb
3.8
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla
A: Pitch black with a thin brown head. N: Coffee, oak, vanilla T: Bitter coffee, vanilla, very bitter chocolate O: Quite bitter, but nice.
Friday, July 22, 2016

hackobock
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel
July 22, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2015.
Black with a small brown head leaving some lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty and roasted with toffee, bourbon , some woody pepper notes, milk chocolate, some vanilla. Taste is medium sweet, smooth bitter. Finish is smooth, some bourbon, hints of vanilla, prunes, bourbon, wet wood, Some warming notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Nice!

Friday, July 22, 2016

linusb
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel
A: Pitch black with a off white/light brown head. N: Coffee, chocolate, whiskey T: Milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, whiskey O: Nice stout but a bit off on the barrel aging... Still nice.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Douberd
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, purple wax, BR 3/13. Served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% Pitch black colour on the body, one finger of thick, brown head on top, with quite good retention Aroma has lots of bourbon, wood, iodine, plums, molasses, dark fruits, nice hints of alcohol. Sweet taste with plenty of bourbon again, light liquorice, dark fruits, plums, burnt sugars, wood, alcohol, light vanilla. Medium body with soft carbonation. Sticky on the palate. Nice.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

alexsdad06
3.8
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Barrel
Bottle sample from tasting notes. Pours black with a small beige head that was gone in 5 seconds. The aroma definitely showed the bourbon, molasses, moderately sweet malt, dark fruits, and boozy alcohol were also present. I enjoyed the flavor more than the nose. This beer was big with flavor: bourbon, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, molasses, licorice, woody, vanilla and at times a strong alcohol presence. Medium bodied and complex. Not as good as the pappy 23 imho.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Klimaet
3.8
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend (2012)
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aromas of cocoa, dark fruits, bread, vanilla. Taste has vanilla, marshmallow, bready, chocolate, malt, light roast, licorice, tobacco.
Monday, July 18, 2016

bhensonb
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Cognac
Bomber from the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is Brandy with a lot of smooth dark treacly malt. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, Brandy, dark treacle, wood. Wowser. Brandy all the way, but not in a flavor obstructing way.
Monday, July 18, 2016

marcus
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Cognac
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a great treacle and cognac aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasss flavor with a lot of chocolate and a lovely brandy finish.
Monday, July 18, 2016

linusb
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Gourmet Haus Staudt Blend
A: Dark brown/black coloured with a thin light mocha head. N: Bourbon, soy sauce, molasses/brown sugar, coffee, bitter chocolate T: Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, bitter chocolate, soy O: Very complex on the nose. A bit boozy flavour taste... Nice though!
Monday, July 18, 2016

hirigalzkar
3.8
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel
Bottle. Notes of cream, milk chocolate, vanilla, smoke and raw liquor. Still a bit too young.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tmoney99
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Maker’s Mark Barrel
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet chocolate and bourbon wood aroma. Copious body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My high expectations where met with a standout beer.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

finol
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel
Bottle. Pours black. Sweet, heavy smooth brew with a taste of chocolate and vanilla.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

daje
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel
2014 Bottle at Cafe Sara, march 5th 2016. Black body with a solid brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roast and raisin. Complex bourbon and coffee taste with a smooth sliky cocoa and vanilla presence. Forest berries in finish with a delightful roasty aftertaste, vanilla hints. Excellent.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

DocLock
4.7
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rebel Yell Whiskey Barrel
Aged bottle. Love this wax color. Deep black, thick pour. Nose was oaky bourbon, dark malt, cacao, vanilla. Dense on the tongue, some bourbon heat, oak, dark malt, cacao, and complex finish.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

DocLock
4.7
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla Java
Shared bottle at Craft for Janet’s 50th birthday. Hazy and thick black pour with nose of roasty malt, oak, coffee, vanilla. Tasted rich, with notes of oak, cacao, vanilla, and coffee. Complex as hell, and delicious.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

DocLock
4.7
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel
Shared bottle from Capone’s. Hazy black pour. Nose is roasty dark malts, oak, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Intense and complex flavor with great balance.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

alexsdad06
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Maker’s Mark Barrel
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Fifty West guys. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small khaki colored head that sticks to the glass for a long time. The aroma has strong wet bourbon, wood, chocolate, with dark fruits. The flavor has more bourbon, wood, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, some roasted coffee that grew with warming, solid variant.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

rodenbach99
4.3
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend
Style et résumé: Imperial stout BA bourbon.
Comment: Merci Patrick. Bouteille vintage 2014.
Portrait: Un liquide brun foncé avec une mousse beige. Un nez d’alcool et de chocolat. Ça sent très bon. Une bouche de chocolat, de bois, de caramel avec un bourbon vanillé bien intégré. Une superbe texture. Finale longue et sucrée. J’adore.
Note: 9/10

Saturday, July 09, 2016

daje
4.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel
2014 Bottle at Cafe Sara, february 19th 2016. Black body with a small beige head. Roasty aroma with bourbon, mild chocolate notes. Taste is clean coffe, vanilla and chocolate, medium sweet, light alcohol notes, with a cookie aftertaste. Impressive and good, though there are other ’less hyped’ beers just as good out there.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

daje
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye Barrel
2014 Bottle, shared at Cafe Sara february 17th 2016. Black body with a small brown head. Aroma of dark fruits and chocolate. Taste of rye, cocoa, roasted malt. Pleasant complexity yet balanced, A dense nutty finish together with a strong roastiness ends it off. Pretty good! Worth the hype? Not sure. Would I have it again? Oh yes!
Thursday, July 07, 2016

drsandman
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye Barrel
2015 Bottle with Peter and Kaylin post wedding, congrats! Pours deep black, beige head. Aroma is cocoa, milk chocolate, honey, rye, bourbon. Flavor is creamy sweet caramel, honey, milky chocolate, spicy rye, booze.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

VsXsV
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, licorice, raw sugar, raisins, red berries, coffee and light sweet alcohol. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, wood, red berries and licorice. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Great, if a bit rough around the edges.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

OminouSC2
4.4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel
Black color. Roasted malt, vanilla, wood, some chocolate aromas. Taste is absolutely wonderful! The bourbon barrel hits just right - wood, vanilla, then chocolate with a slight alcohol taste. Slight bitter finish. Very well balanced.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

OminouSC2
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel
Very crisp, clear dark brown color. Aromas of dark roasted chocolate malt, sweet bourbon that adds vanilla and toffee. Roasted taste with a lot of bourbon flavors, vanilla, caramel, and slight burning alcohol. Warm, long finish that makes you wanna savour the moment - only to take another sip again.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

OminouSC2
3.9
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee
Black color. A lot of java aromas, coffee, cappuccino, coffee beans, some sweet caramel. Taste is very balanced, not over the top coffee like I had expected. Light bitter coffee with a balanced, sweet vanilla and caramel. The tastes are a bit shy and never really blossom out enough. Bitter, roasted finish.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

JaBier
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams 23 Year Barrel
Bottle at Muckfest VI. Thanks Anthony and Jen! Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon and chocolate. Malty and caramelly flavor with rich chocolate before a boozy finish.
Monday, July 04, 2016

markextrae
4.3
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Barrel
pink wax bottle shared by a friend. poured a deep dark brown colour with a tanned head. nose has roasted malts upfront, raisins, vanilla, sweet chocolate, vanilla icecream, sweet pappy bourbon. taste is quite hot and alcoholic, with big bourbon notes. mouthfeel is thick and smooth. solid imperial stout.
Monday, July 04, 2016

markextrae
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Barrel
bottle shared by a friend. poured a deep black colour with a slight tanned head on top. nose of sweet toffee, marshmallows, sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, and light charred coconut. slight porto notes from the age, dark molasses, sweet typical pappy finish.
Monday, July 04, 2016

Bule
4.5
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Mellow Corn Barrel
22oz bottle of 2012 release. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich bourbon flavors works seamlessly with the mellowed hops. Some hop bitterness lingers.
Sunday, July 03, 2016

djd07
4
FiftyFifty Master BART
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is raisin oatmeal cookie, roast, cognac, wood. Thick body, chewy, roast, cocoa, vanilla, boozy, very sweet, really nice.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

djd07
3.8
FiftyFifty BART (2015 Coffee)
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours black with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast coffee, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla. Thick, chewy, roast, cocoa, wood, bitter finish, very good.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

roblove
4.5
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel
This 2015 hade great balance, think it’s in it’s prime at the moment, don’t save this one, drink now. Annanas, coconut, apples, honey, vanilla. Some earthy aromas, soy is on the way, due to Barrel aging, drink now. Shared with Ida & Kapusta.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mesjasz
3.7
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - 18 Year Rum Barrel
Próbka na bottle sharingu w Chmielarni. Aromat to trzcina cukrowa, beczka, wanilia, kawa. Smak palony, dużo vanilli i kawy. Dosyć niskie ciało.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee
2013 vintage 22oz bottle thanks to darrel. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is nice big bourbon barrel notes coffee heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness molasses. Taste is more of the heavy roast rich malts big coffee bourbon barrel vanilla brown sugar molasses chocolate sweetness.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

olsvammel
4
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty smell with oak, bourbon and toasted sugar. Similar taste, sweet. A bit boozy, like they added a shot of bourbon.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Padron4KM
4.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee
2015 bottle. Opaque, with thick tan head, and decent lacing. ,br> Huge coffee aroma, with bourbon, chocolate, and oak playing a part.
Flavor is dark roast coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, char.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

MelvinKalksma
4.5
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla, wood, coconut, bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown/dark brown beer.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, vanilla, wood, coconut, bourbon and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The flavour is amazing, with both the bourbon and Imperial Stout flavours being noticeable. The aroma is too bourbon focussed however.

Friday, June 24, 2016

bhensonb
4.2
FiftyFifty Chocolate Cherries On Wood
Tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a tan head. There is a cherry/chocolate aroma dominating some very dark treacly malt. Full bodied. Flavor is dark treacle/malt with chocolate and cherries. It’s sweetish, but there does seem to be some dark malt bitter. Some earthy wood thing in the finish I think. It is super delicious. Dessert.
Friday, June 24, 2016

bhensonb
3.7
FiftyFifty RyePA
Tap at the brewpub. Pours dark and very ruddy. Aroma of malt and rye. Med body. Flavor is "Amber mall" and rye. Maybe some citrus hop. Malty, but rye saves the beer.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

koleminer20
3.7
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend (2015)
22 oz bottle shared with Doug and Chris. For whatever reason, we decided to open some bigger ones to finish out the night. The pour is light black/dark brown with a thicker tan head that falls down leaving a little bit of lace. The aroma is full of chocolate and a sweet molasses. It’s just really sweet. Light vanilla, a good dose of bourbon, and a light rummy coconut really keep this interesting. It’s just a little messy. The flavor is a little bit of the same. There are a lot of flavors going on, and they don’t really compliment each other. Lots of chocolate, molasses, caramel, bourbon, light vanilla, roasted malt, and oak. It’s interestingly complex. The mouth feel is a little thinner for how it looked pouring out, but there is a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet chocolate boozy and barrel heavy aftertaste. It’s interesting. Better than a lot of the other Eclipses I’ve had.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

bhensonb
3.6
FiftyFifty Manifesto Pale Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Pours Amber with a white head. Light pine aroma. Med body. Tastes like caramel, slightly, lightly toasted, with some earthy citrus coming forth. Maybe pine. Good drink, but I prefer the Leglifter. This one does do some nifty lacing.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

bhensonb
3.9
FiftyFifty Leg Lifter Pale Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy Amber with a white head. Fruity/caramel aroma. Near med body. Lightly toasted malt. Fresh pale stone fruits. Earthy/berry. Very tasty.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sammy
3.2
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Jack Daniels Barrel
Seven years old. Some stout, not too much JD taste. Like the Sam Adams soy sauce, but a bit better.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Johnsense
3.1
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Jack Daniels Barrel
Dark pour, virtually no head. Soy sauce aroma. Soy, roasted malt, cocoa in the taste. Whiskey has faded. Thicker body. This review should serve as a firendly reminder that it is a good idea to clear out your cellar once in awhile - or maybe this was always a mediocre beer from the start.
Sunday, June 19, 2016