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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrels

Vintages:
2009 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig) - (Purple Wax)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (86) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours black like motor oil. Strong bourbon smokey smell. Tastes of same with caramel notes. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of whiskey, caramel, chocolate, brandy, vanilla, wood, flavor of whiskey, wood, chocolate, zesty, medium to full bodied. Great

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (361) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
 phenomenal brew with great balance and a myriad of things going on. so pleasing all around.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
symmetric (64) - - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Rich nose with a fine level of bourbon. Chocolate, vanilla, and a sweet cream finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Definite and noticeable drop-off from the EC 18/20 year version, but still a great beer, if a bit overpriced. Sweet, with a touch of hops at the end. I’ve always really liked the base beer, and probably would like, but not love, this bourbon."

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1242) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Darkest brown and border of ruby highlight. Big fading tan swirlable head. Sweet marshmallow vanilla bourbon. Neat initial gleam of booze but an exhaust fumed wood and naturally creamy rise. Soft and almost cooling milky. Finish is a sweet soy and light bourbon burn. It hides a colourful barrel incredibly well, not busy or escalator layered. Just tremendous. Thanks Paul for the bottle, via a bloody beer club. ’Merica.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle big thanks to Paul. Black with tan head. Delicious aroma, vanilla, chocolate, oak. Taste is delicious, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, molasses and chocolate. Sweet and clean finish. Tidy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
bottle at home .. deep black ... thick tan head ... dark malts ... soft roast ... sweet honey nose .. dark malts ... chewy chocolate .. dark roast ... dark roast .. dark malts ... chewy chocolate .. dark roast ...really nice but too creamy toffee malts .. soft bourbon cococnut ...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. 2012 version. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is quite booze driven with plenty of dry and dark cocoe - almost powdery, with earth, dirt, and sweet molasses. Taste is very dark and bitter chocolate - high cocoa content stuff, with earth and dirt and mild ash which adds some harshness which is working a treat. The burnt tones and ashiness give it an extra complexity which isn’t in a lot of the others. Loads of boozy warmth on the finish. Love it

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1100) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
shared 2012 bomber bottle. poured a dark black colour with a nice mocha head. big bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, oak, bourbon, light on the vanilla notes, some hidden dark fruits in the back. nice full finish. more alcohol notice as it warms up,


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