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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Jack Daniels Barrel

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2009 Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Jack Daniels barrels.

This is one of three versions for 2009. The 2009 Jack Daniels version is expected to yield maybe 20 cases. (HONEY-COLORED WAX with "2009")

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bomber, 2009 vintage, waxed. Poured deep brown with a short-lived smoked tan head. The aroma picked up quite a bit of honey plus roasted black and cocoa malts.. the whiskey gave fairly bright accents that only sort of worked.. soft oak and a hit of peppery heat on the back of the nose. The flavor opened with sharp whiskey and tart barrel, with thin roasted black malts and dry honey following.. tart barrel and boozy notes swirled throughout.. finished with sharp barrel, medicinal notes, and boozy warmth. Medium-bodied, but thin at times on the palate.. moderate carbonation.. this just didn’t come together very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Suffers of a bit of low carbonation and thinnes but a suprisingly good vesion that has held up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend for his birthday. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, booze, some roast and more booze. Flavor of whiskey, chocolate and roast before a boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing 2009 and 2009-300 Day vintage bottles during his 50th birthday bash. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing. Bourbon, malt and chocolate in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate. The finish is subtle booze and dark chocolate. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle labeled JD 300 2009 #41. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty whiskey woody caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty fruity malty woody whisky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle labeled JD 300 2009 42. No wax. Very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Caramel, vanilla, bourbon and dank oak barrel aroma. Creamy lightly oily palate. Very bourbon forward, which I like, tastes of caramel, raisin, chocolate, vanilla, fig, and of course strong but smoothed by age bourbon, and finishing with a honey and oak taste. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
300 day version. 2009 vintage. No wax. Served in a FiftyFifty Eclipse snifter. The beer appears pretty much the same as the other Eclipse stouts - dark, nearing black, with a small beige head. The aroma brings oak, booze, and an odd, buttery sweetness. The flavor is another step down from the questionable aroma. Buttery toffee, sweet booze, and just not on par with the usual quality one would expect from an Eclipse stout. Medium to full bodied with moderately low carbonation. My least favorite of the series. There were several ounces left in the bottle at the end of the tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Served in a FiftyFifty Eclipse snifter. Thanks, Dan! Loads and loads of whiskey and quite boozy. It’s all barrel. Not a fan at all. Slightly watered down Jack Daniels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
bottle. Pours black no head aroma port wine, caramel, flavors of port, caramel balls, honey, Good stuff,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
22 oz bottle from the brewery (Truckee, CA). Shared with friends. Pours a rich blackish thicker pour, dark and opaque with blackish, hue, touches of ruby top and edges glow. A frothy tannish head dies to a ring, laces small and sticks around small. Aromas are gentle oxidation and dark fruit, touches of hot spirit, whiskey and vanilla. Port-ish aromas, raisins, and fruit. Touches of oxidation, vanilla, fudge. Initial is medium bodied, with touches of cocoa, fudge, and toffee. A medium body with gentle barrel, fudge, and some spirit. Kisses of vanilla tannins, toffee, and spirit. The Jack barrel shows some minor signs of life, but some more dark fruit and port elements come home to roost overall. Gentle raisin grows, some port, toffee and caramel. Gentle roast. A bit thinned and hot, some oxidation, but it’s certainly ok. A rare beer that, as a regular beer, is solid. But as far as it’s rarity, is behind the pack. Honor to try.

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