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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5%, BR1/2012 on the bottle. Black coloured body with one finger of thick dark brown head on top, average retention. Aroma of liquorice, olive pit, some bourbon but not as strong as I expected. Taste is mildly sweet, with light bourbon, soft alcohol, chocolate notes, light roasted character, a bit of vanilla too every now and then. Medium body, good carbonation. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2016
Smooth fresh beginning. Nice smooth brown malt with a smooth alcoholic whisky in the background. As the whisky is not too distinctive here, the beer is in total a bit flat in aroma. The Imperial Stout is great smooth and round, but the wood is soft in the background and the whisk is only in its alcoholic aroma there. The beer is a bit sweetish as there is no real counterpart. The aftertaste is wood with smooth sweetish milk chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17681) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Intensiv malziger Beginn, dabei süß mit Kaffeenoten. Die Schokoladigkeit nimmt zu, vollmundig, etwas würzig, minimal bitter. Intensiver Nachhall, geringfügig alkoholisch. Würzig, zum Ende deutlich alkoholisch. 10/11/11/11/12/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17263) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch süß röstmalzig, holzig, Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, Honig, Karamell, schokoladig, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle, 2012. Pours opaque black with a smallish tan head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasted chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla. Flavor is fully sweet and light bitter, lots of bourbon, but not overpowering. Nice blend of stout and barrel here. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. One of the good ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. Opaque black color, small off-white to beige head. Aroma and taste malts, whiskey nicely slight sweetness, oak, light roast, nice bitter finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2012: Served in a taster: Black body with crey beige light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roast, liquorice, liquor... Flavour is roasty, brown sugars, molasses, bitters, wood, light malt roast... Aftertaste is bitter, roast, bourbon, spice, liquor, light laurel, liquorice, some wood... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
dark brown black .. medium foam ring .. rich barrel, grit, wood, tar, and bourbon heat .. mouth is full .. deepens as it warms .. nice but age didn’t seem to do much in the thumbs up department . . .. i don’t often pee my pants, but when i do. i drown babies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1637) - 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 (4313) - 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.

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