aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(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.
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Koelschtrinker (17681) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Beerhunter111 (17263) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch süß röstmalzig, holzig, Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, Honig, Karamell, schokoladig, alkoholisch.
bytemesis (6943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Homer321 (4313) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.