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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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


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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (323) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4030) - Trois-Rivières, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2015
sweet thick and syrupy but not as interesting as the other Eclipses. Overall still decent stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel ].
[ Blue Wax - 2012 ]. Clear dark brown black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark malt, wood, vanilla, alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bourbon, chocolate, dark malt, roasted, alcohol, vanilla - bourbon. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoolic. [20150401]

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (247) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared during a tasting with friends. Great deal of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some bourbon barrel notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1569) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 1, 2015
Sort skum brun kort Malt citrus vanjile tømmer chokolade kaffe Bitter modrate sød meget Cremet flad @f1

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maddog (425) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Killer! 2012 Barrel 1, Old Fitzgerald. One of the truly great barrel aged Imperial Stouts out there! Aroma is bourbon and vanilla and the flavors are roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla and subtle oak. Very sweet, smooth almost syrupy....in a good way. Very big, some booziness. Exceptional!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 22oz bottle, thanks to DanielCoor for leaving the most of this bottle with me. 2012 vintage, blue wax. Near totally black color. Ring of tan head, leaving decent ridges of lace. Some mild dark fruit, moderate roast, touch of licorice. Bit of dark chocolate. Some barrel heat. Mild spiciness and oak, Some vanilla. Rich dark chocolate and barrel aromas. Biger body. Lighter carbonation. Good thicker viscous chewiness. A solid, potent BA stout, but the heat, mild licorice and mild molasses kind of distract a bit. Some nice brown sugar, though. Very enjoyable to sip on overall. A big, tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12082) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, massive thanks to GT2 for gifting me this one, 24/01/15. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is light chocolate, big roasted notes, spice, hint of coconut, dark toffee fudge, woody barrel tones. Taste comprises dark malts, rich chocolate, liqourice, molasses, toffee melt, subtle well tempered bourbon tunes. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, subtle BA wash in the close. Solid BA impy, good balance, easy drinker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (554) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15 Thanks to Theydon for this downright Dirty little number. Black Pour with tan/beige covering, nose is Rye and Malt, with hints of dark chocolate, coffee and cocoa, strong tasting and smooth as silk on the palate. Black Dirty and damn good !


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