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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 15/20
koleminer20 (999) - 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 (363) - 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 (7996) - 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 (2940) - 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 (7663) - 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 (2179) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1238) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Raisin, bourbon, toasted malt, and booze. Dark brown with a thin medium tan head. Taste is muted bourbon, dark chocolate, caramel, and a touch of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (5359) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Huge thanks to GT2. Lovely dark caramel / black coloured pour with a nice tan head. Aroma os smooth choc, alcohol warmth, nutty, whiskey and rye, Flavour is composed of sweet cocoa, nutty choc, vanilla, smooth praline.. Palate is velvety smoth, full bodied, Superb. Nice layers of wood and vanilla. #goodStuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Deep opaque black, minimal head. Deep molasses, caramel, vanilla, anise. Some dark fruit notes. Very sweet, good amount of bitterness. Thick syrupy body, very little carbonation, good amount of acidity. Medium finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4234) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle, 2012 blue wax, thanks chebyshev. Opaque dark brown almost black pour, receding tan foam. Aroma is really bourbon forward, nice rich woody vanilla notes, light milk chocolate, generally well balanced aroma. Taste is sweet, lots of oak, bourbon, vanilla, sweet booze but not cloying, light roastiness, quite tasty. Palate is med-full bodied with med carbonation. Nice bourbon imperial stout, really enjoyed sipping this.

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