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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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

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


aspidites' rating

4.5
   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (759) - - MAY 21, 2014
Huge beer. Black pour, good sized head. Big whisky/coffee/dark chocolate aroma and flavour. Very smooth. thick full body, creamy mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours dark, thin khaki head that reduces to a ring. Alcohol, chocolate and bourbon in the nose. Taste is bourbon from beginning to end, a quick flash of cocoa midstream. Bourbon lingers in the palate. Body is big but super creamy. Loving these eclipse beers. I think I just need to search out a varrients and be done with it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3095) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Vintage 1/2012. Bière brune foncée avec une mousse beige durable. Un premier nez d’alcool avec des vapeurs de whiskey. Arrive ensuite le chocolat, un chocolat farcit à l’alcool. La bouche a une belle texture crémeuse. Des saveurs de cerises se mélangent avec le chocolat ce qui lui donne une allure de gâteau forêt noire.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3046) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Une bombe partagée avec rodenbach99. Version 2012, évidemment. Un liquide brun foncé s’installe dans mon verre. Une gigantesque tête mousseuse se fige. Une dentelle se déroule complètement. Au nez, de parfums solidement chocolatés sont capables de bien supporter le bourbon caramélisé avec une touche épicée qui me rappelle la cannelle. Le «Old Fitzgerald» paraît très bien. Il n’est surtout pas dominant : sa présence se fait bien sentir mais il accompagne très bien les arômes des malts. En bouche, le liquide montre une assez belle cohésion entre le bourbon et le caractère des céréales maltées : caramel, bois, chocolat noir et fruits foncés sont très flatteurs pour mes papilles. Au palais, la concoction montre une belle corpulence : la base de cette bière doit être bien forte! Le pétillement est mou. La texture est sophistiquée. En finale, la montée des malts qui se veut fulgurante est rapidement contenue par un alcool aux propriétés intelligentes. Délicieux et solide stout. Bien content d’avoir pu mettre la main sur cette architecturale bête noire.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (3267) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
Bomber bottle, vintage 2012. Near black with tan head. Aroma faint; coffee, whiskey, alcohol and chocolate. Taste is smooth, velvety, mild honey notes, alcohol, mild and pleasant whiskey notes. One of my favorite Eclipses!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at 7 Eclipse tasting. Pours an opaque black with almost no head. Sweet with aromas of lightly toasted malts and dried dark fruits. Tiny hints of tobacco and bonfire and some alcohol. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, 2012. Eclipse tasting with a not that old Fitzgerald. Dark brown close to black with a small tan head. White chocolate, bourbon, light molasses, licorice all sorts. Medium body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Ok mellow.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at home (2012) - offwhite head. Almost black - offwhite head. Licorice, sweetness, burned malts, a bit simple, ryebread, light nutty, raisins, dried fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours black, minimal tan head Smell oaky, barrel, char, licorice Taste coco powder, sugar molasses, red fruit Mid body For being old, it’s still very solid

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Black pour, creamy head with good lacing. Aroma of whiskey, licorice, and chocolate malt. Taste is mellow whiskey, caramel, and chocolate. Great


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