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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels

Todd’s first Imperial Eclipse Stout vintage done at FiftyFifty in Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels. Re-made for the 2012 Eclipse Series

2007 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels - No Wax
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels - Blue Wax

aspidites' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
WOW, I have not been this impressed with an Impy for quite some time. Dark chocolate, toasted oak, coffee and caramel nose. Clean and decadently rich on the palate with an almost delicate mouthfeel. Very complex and rounded with flavors that compliment each other from beginning to ever so wonderful lingering end. Todd may be Flossmoor’s loss but he is definitely our gain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2015
2012 vintage with blue wax - bottle at home. Pours deep dark brown with a creamy light beige head. subtle nutty aroma, fruity milk chocolate... Medium body, perhaps a bit watery, alcohol glowth, spicy and green coffee beans and coffee roast. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2012 bottle. Blue wax. Nose is huge in the fudge and vanilla. Light booze. Nearly black. Garnet highlights. Minimal head. A lightly oxidized lightly papery mouthfeel. Fudge and light chocolate with that still lingering paper oxidation. Light alcohol warming. Overall the mouthfeel and oxidation kill this beer. I have had many other 5050 BA Stouts that are way better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
2012. Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, whisky, dark fruits, touch of vanilla, molasses. A bit smoky in the flavor. Creamy body. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2503) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
2012 bomber bottle with blue wax shared by a friend. Poured a darker black colour with a slight tanned ring on top. Nose of sweet sticky chocolate, vanill, dark toffee, roasted nuts, oak, and sweet bourbon. Taste is sticky and full bodied, with roasted malts and more sweet bakers chocolate. With sweet marshmallow and bourbon. Pretty Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. Vintage 2012. The pour is a dark brown, light black color with a thin light khaki colored head and some spots of lace. The aroma is a little boozy that comes through with a nice chocolate and some roast. It's pretty bland. The flavor has a little oak but pretty dominated by malts and roast. It's disappointing. The mouth feel is thin and light with a lingeringly roasty aftertaste. It's good, but disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (628) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Vintage 2012. Aroma is bourbon barrel, oatmeal with sugar, roasted malt, sweet malt, milk chocolate, very good. Appearance is black, light brown, great pour. Taste is booze, some roasted malt, chocolate, slight vanilla, pretty bland. Mouthfeel is thick, viscous, flavor is hanging and the carbonation is slightly off. Overall, I thought it would be better but it’s pretty bland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle shared @ RBAG 2015, 2012 vintage. Heart dark pour, milk chocolate, light coffee, warm vanilla bourbon sweetness. Smooth and balanced. Love this series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
RBAG ’15. From a 650ml brown bottle. Brown in colour qith good clarity and a brown head. Nose has bourbon, roast, quite rich. Taste has big malts, whisky/bourbon, chocolate, later barrel notes and hops. Alcohol develops nicely. Mellow and good a sippin’ beer. This series is always so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Boozy bourbon whisky and some nice chocolate notes. Jet brown with a decent brown head. Nice balanced roast, chocolate and balanced bourbon notes. Well balanced and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VertBaconStrips (2226) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
My freakin mouth is watering like mad after one sip. This is so good that not going to waste time putting words down.

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