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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee

overall
100
96
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2012 Vintage - White Wax w/ Purple Dripping and neck card
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2013 Vintage - Lavendar Wax (AKA "Java Coffee" for 2013)

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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. 2013 version. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is very ashy espresso with distinct honey and vanilla with a dirty earthy feel to it. Robust and roasty stuff compared with the rest of the series. Nowhere near as sweet as any of the other Eclipse’s but has a distinct vanilla sweetness running behind the ashy, almost burnt coffee experience. Solid

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2436) - FINLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours black in color with a tan head. At first you get coffee on the nose, and later on there appears in layers chocolate, vinous dark fruityness, roasted malts and vanilla aromawise. Coffee, notes of burnt wood and smoke in taste. Has got a nice and soft mouthfeel. Later on some notes of herbs and vanilla appears. Longlasting roasted notes towards the finish with a nice coffeeish ending.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (10534) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting at Moncada. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, coffee, cocoa, licorice, tar, some espresso. Roasted coffee flavor, dark chocolate, tar, licorice, espresso, figs, raisins, vanilla and cream, plums, msoked notes. Great as always with the eclipses.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (1977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Niiiice. Most of these aren’t worth the $30 or so per bottle, but $7.50 pour at the source? Yeah. One of the better ones in the line. Coffee very apparent, but not overdone. Mingles nice with the bourbon and milk chocolate aspects that make up this beer. Juuust a touch sweet and boozy, but pretty smooth and damn tasty."

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (10573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffe, bourbon, roasted malt, cocos, vanilla, chocolate. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, cocos, chocolate, alcohol, licorice. full body. Pleasent and a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Vintage 2013 bottle run #2. From Mikkeller webshop. Pours a dark brown with a tan, minimal head that disippates fast. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, honey, hints of bourbon, chili, raisins, plums, licorice, oak and quite boozy. Taste of espresso, roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, alchohol, oak, hints of vanilla with a long, bitter espresso finish. Full bodied with a mild carbonation. Quite sharp for being an eclipse compared to the smoothness of the others I’ve tried, guess its cause of the lower amount of BA beer in the blend. Nice, coffee centered Imp. stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (3276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
How: Bottle, 2013 vintage.
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, spices, chilli, alcohol, roasted malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, vanilla, soy, bourbon, some alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (8228) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. Dark brown to black color, average to medium sized beige head. Aroma and taste are malts, liquor, bourbon, slightly sweet, roasty, coffee. Lovely, oily texture, full body, medium to full carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a thick but transient tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied roasted malt and coffee flavor with a dry finish and a warm alcohol trail.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1111) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with cream head. Taste is slight booze with some roasted malts and coffee


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