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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Single Barrel

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4 versions of Eclipse this year. The lions share will go to Evan Williams Single Barrel. Barrels were 10-13 years old. These barrels were kept in an ambient temp storage situation. Approx 180 days in the wood. Should be somewhat bourbon forward with notable barrel character behind the spirit. Beer may have thinned due to storage temp and mild vinous notes based on oxygen pickup during aging. Estimated bottle count...3500. Subject to change...

Vintages:
2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Williams Single Barrel - (BLACK Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Williams Single Barrel - (BLACK Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Williams Single Barrel - (BLACK Wax)


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5724) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2013: Served in a taster: Black body with small brown head/lacing. Aroma is an insanely rich and balanced mix of bourbon, vanilla, roast, light soy, light earthy... Flavour is bourbon, liquorice, vanilla, brown sugars, light soy, light bitter... Aftertaste is more bitter with roast, some bohrbon, delicious. Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Sehr intensives Bier. Schon fast dickflüssig mit tief dunklem Körper. Aromenreich mit intensiv-voluminantem wood with a smooth Bourbon aroma on top. The wood is present all the time, the Bourbon is soft and fits ideal into the dark and rich chocolate malty beer. Creamy smooth in the aftertaste, the aromas are at par, not much bitterness, brown sugar, chocolate and great woody Bourbon! Fantastic!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (13031) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
Fast schwarz, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kaffee, bittere Schokolade, Karamell, Lakritze, Alkohol. Geschmack nach Kaffee, Schokolade, dunkle Früchte, Holz, alkoholisch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1595) - Garching, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Shared with Koelschtrinker and Beerhunter111. Black color with tan ring. Aroma is black chocolate, vanilla, booze on the second smell. Taste is more black chocolate, some spices, vanilla, toffee, not as boozy as the Elijah Craig 20yo one. Awesome!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (14570) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Leicht alkoholischer Antrunk, sehr schokoladig. Würzig, nussig, rund süßlich. Konstante Intensität, starke Würzigkeit, weich. Super! 10/12/12/12/11/12

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3385) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle @ Abijen’s Christmas non-tick tasting. Aroma of vanilla, malt and caramel. Taste has sweet caramelised malt, raisin, toffee and vanilla. Just good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (6170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle @ Abijen’s Christmas non-tick tasting, small sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of roast, bit vanilla, cookie, biscuit, bourbon. Bit sweet in taste, coffee, vanilla, bourbon. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
Clear brown black colour, beige head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, roasted malts, tobacco. Sweet flavour, brown sugar, malts. Finish vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate.
(from 66cL bottle @ abijen’s Christmas non tick tasting - Thornbridge Bar part)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (2329) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt vol vanille, koffie, kokos. Smaakt vol, kokos, vanille, koffie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2243) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
Donker bruin bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, rogge, geroosterd, kokos van de Proprietors nog denk ik. Smaakt vanille, koffie, geroosterd.


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