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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee

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100
97
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2012 Vintage - White Wax w/ Purple Dripping and neck card
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2013 Vintage - Lavender Wax (AKA "Java Coffee" for 2013)
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2014 Vintage - Lavender Pearl Wax (Java Coffee)
2015 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2015 Vintage - Lavender Sparkly Wax (Coffee)

Coffee is a blend of:
45% Imperial Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 (300 Day Aged Version)
45% Totality Stout
10% French Roast Cold Toddy from Wood Fire Roasted Coffee Co. Reno, NV.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4110) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2016
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2016
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (792) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2016
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1398) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
Negro con reflejos caoba, espuma beis. Aromas de café, vainilla, chocolate.  Cuerpo medio alto, con sabor de café, chocolate, vainilla y final de amargor acafetado.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Dark brown, sweet coffee, and has similar character. Vietnamese coffee character. Sweet, some rich malts and sugars, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s; vintage 2015
Black color, brown compact head. Pungent coffee aroma. The dark caramel and some chocolate flavor, with moderate sweetness, are stronger than the coffee; dark biscuits; a bit boozy.
Well constructed, nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (542) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
650ml bottle from Park Royal at Matt’s place. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee (Arabica style). Taste is sweety, coffee, chocolate, veeery smooth and sophisticated. Burnt malt, coffee, dark chocolate aftertaste. Good stuff, very good balanced, but overpriced though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is intense, with loads of dark espresso and bourbon barrels duking it out for frontrunner. Flavour is along the same lines, with lots of dark fruits, coffee, and medium bourbon barrels. Well-integrated, with a great balance of fruity coffee and bourbon barrels. Not especially exquisite, but for what it is, it’s very good. Not worth the price, but it’s excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
2015 Vintage. 650 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate brown/tan head. Aromas of acidic fresh ground coffee, green oak, whiskey, roasted malts and raw alcohol. Flavors of dry black coffee, vanilla, light scotch, toasted oak, and dark bitter chocolate. Still a bit of an ABV edge but otherwise excellent.


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