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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This entry serves as the core listing for all Imperial Eclipse Stout vintages aged in rye barrels. These include:

2011 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye Version. (GREEN WAX w/ "2011")

2010 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye version. (GREEN WAX with "2010")

2009 Vintage:
Heaven Hill Rye version. (GREEN WAX with "2009")

Original batch was just 2009 Rye barrels sourced from Heaven Hill. For the 2010 release, Todd delved deeper with the barrel provider and found his barrels (and previous barrels) to all be Rittenhouse barrels. Hence, the alias.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
This is fantastic. Just the right amount of liquor flavor to compliment the malty body. The malt is very complex and roasty and the twinge of rye at the end. The body is perfect. Strong alcohol yet not overly heavy, but not too thin to not have enough flavor. I can’t say anything bad about Eclipse.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4072) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has roast, figs, dates, chocolate and oakiness. It has a full body with some light sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with dark chocolate, syrupiness, roasty malt and licorice. The finish shows the rye barrel, dark caramel and earthy hops. Good imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
looks just like every other 50/50. black 1 finger buggy head. Oh, this smells good! lots of fudge chocolate, rye spice and honey. sweet, loads of spice. graham cracker honey and cinnamon. pretty high in booziness. chocolate and milk honey and dark fruits. resinous finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3393) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle thanks to Adam Jackson. 2012 vintage, green wax, Batch "BR 1" Aroma is caramel send sugar, vanilla from bourbon, and thick molasses.

Flavor is pretty damn nice. Body has a nice brownie batter consistency. Flavor is coconut muff, vanilla, oak and a touch of rye. The rye is very subtle but in the flavor for sure. No oxidation found here and really has aged with no problems whatsoever. Really damn tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2014
#3600. Thanks to Jeremy! Tasting glass form 651 ml. bottle. 2010 Vintage. Bottle nr. 685. Black, only thin beige line on the side for head. Smells lightly oxidized, sweet bourbon, charcoal, chocolate. Bit thin for the style, slightly oxidized, sweet bourbon, caramel, sweet bourbon light faint roast, chocolate. Nothing wrong with this but it is a bit simple and nothing crazily impressive & these bottles are crazily expensive. They look coal but they aren’t really worth the cost.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3542) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle , 2010 vintage . Pours black . No real head . Smell is bourbon , oak . Taste is sweet , bourbon , oak , rather sharp . Roasted malts Nice . Very good .

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (373) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2010 spicy rye, chocolate, cherry, light cardboard/oxidation, dry espresso, honey. Honey lends this beer a really velvety texture however this one has thinned out a bit too much for my taste. I think I’d prefer 2-3 years of age.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1822) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Had a few days ago, rating from notes. 2011 bottle. Dark pour, thin dark khaki head that disappears. Nose of whiskey, chocolate, burnt caramel, toffee. Full body but totally slick and creamy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (1883) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 - bottle shared by me. Black pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon. Taste was a nice blend of chocolate sweetness with some bourbon heat. Sweetness upfront and then the bourbon comes in at the end. One of the better Eclipse variants.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6801) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bomber shared at Folty’s. Very dark inky brown pour with a spotty head. Awesome aroma and taste of bourbon and wood. I’m picking up a hint of red wine as well. Slightly dry on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3050) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, 2011 vintage, from Stephen Morris (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, no head no lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, woody, light ink, alcohol; mouth: roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, woody, light ink, alcohol, ashy, finale in bourbon with ashy presence, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, 9,5 %, millésime 2011, de Stephen Morris (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, bourbon, boisé, léger encre, alcool; bouche : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, bourbon, boisé, léger encre, alcool, cendré, finale en bourbon avec présence cendrée, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien


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