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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrels

Vintages:
2009 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig) - (Purple Wax)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Black pour with a receding cream head. Nice whiskey and sharp malt on the nose. Taste is nice whiskey and malt. Nice BA beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LoFi (1522) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
2012 bottle from trade with errantknight, thanks buddy! Black with a beige brown head. Fantastic aroma with bourbon, pralines, sweet licorice. Taste: creamy chocolate, toffee, bourbon, licorice. Full-bodied. Wow, the tastiest beer I’ve had in a long while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Bottle bought through Systembolaget. Pours reddish black with a frothy blackish beige head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, vanilla fudge, charred wood, sweetened dark roast coffee, soy sauce, dark roast coffee, liquorice fudge and hints if nose tingling alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with heavily roasted malts, charred wood, vanilla fudge, toffee, moist soil, vanilla hard candy, shredded coconut, roasted hazelnuts, dark roast coffee, liquorice fudge, toffee and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, velvety, round, tiny roasted astringent and near full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, bourbon, soil, shredded coconut, burnt caramel, toffee, charred wood, liquorice fudge and hints of alcohol. Balanced and very tasty...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik (177) - USA - APR 11, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a snifter with love. Very darker brown with tan head that doesn’t stay round. Aroma is BLISS. Oaky bourbon whiskey with caramel roasted love. Would easily sniff this puppy all day. Flavor is so smooth. A blend of molasses sweetness. Thick with booze. Roasty and so rich with dark fruits. Had this one over a year ago rated it 4.5 somewhere else. Now with some age it is slightly close to perfection. Balanced and so incredibly smooth. Blessed to say we have another bottle to sip on down the road...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cernjoh (43) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
Poured a 2012 BR2 into a snifter. Aroma is chocolate, some dark fruits, and a tad bit of booze. Taste is semi sweet chocolate, molasses, booze, vanilla. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous. Overall a great beer. Glad I have one more bottle left ;)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (82) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Poured this in a very dark setting so couldn’t detect much color. Looked black with a small semi-dense head. Aromas of coconut, vanilla, wood, chokolate and slightly burned molasses. Really nice. The mouthfeel was surprisingly light and creamy. It did not develop that much as we drank this but it was highly drinkable throughout. The taste was as expected having nosed it; big on coconut, bourbon wood and chokolate. But on the lighter side, never thick or cloying..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (41) - GREECE - APR 8, 2014
650ml bottle at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee and a lot of whiskey. The taste is caramel malty very sweet. Again some coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Wood and whiskey. Bitter finish with some alcohol. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11921) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle at Beer Hunters. Vintage 2012. Good doze of alcohol, whiskey, light vanilla. Medium-bodied. Lots of alcohol, even burning. Some salted licorice, toasted maltyness. Much more alcohol than in the 20 yr version.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, 2011 vintage, bottle 2139, from Stephen Morris (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, no head no lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, intense, ink, light soy sauce, intense, bourbon, liquorice; mouth: roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, intense, ink, light soy sauce, intense, bourbon, liquorice, finale in roasted barley with presence of bourbon, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, smooth texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, millésime 2011, bouteille 2564, de Stephen Morris (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, intense, encre, léger sauce soya, intense, bourbon, réglisse; bouche : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, intense, encre, léger sauce soya, intense, bourbon, réglisse, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de bourbon, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1196) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Pours a dark brown with orange highlights and a small tan head. The smell is dark roasted malt, licorice, bourbon, molasses and vanilla. The taste is molasses, dark roasted malt, licorice, bourbon and vanilla. Medium/full body with tight/fine carbonation. Nice stuff.


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