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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4 versions of Eclipse this year. Four Roses Single Barrel- 10 year old barrels. Barrels kept in cooler at around 36 degrees F. Approx 250 days aging. Should be a real treat. Estimated bottle count...1150. Subject to change...

Vintages:
2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2010")
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2011")
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2013")
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2014")


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1360) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, bourbon, chocolate and wood aroma. Sweet, vanilla, roasted, bourbon, chocolate and wood taste. Medium to full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2680) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, light booze, light wood and licorice. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and raw sugar. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Boozy bourbon and dark roast. Deep jet dark brown with a light brown head. Chocolate, cocoa notes, bourbon and vanilla with a pretty mellow finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (77) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Coffee anise fennel toffe bourbon all super in aroma. The flavor so mathced up as well though the whole experience. Gotta get this.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (296) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Sample at En Öl- & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg, 2015, april. Deep dark brown/black with a dark brown mocca ring. Aroma is a wall of coffee, velvet oak, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, liquorice. Taste is big on roasted malty, oaky and sweet flavours, slight chocolate, soy sauce, ends lingering bitter with a roasted malt scent, slight alcohol. Big body, medium carbo, oily texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1385) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle shared by Nic. Thanks! Near black pour, small head. Sweet chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Nothing new to say here. No idea how to tell this from any other barrel, but it tastes good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a thick black with minimal ring of tan brown head. Aroma of big whiskey notes, vanilla and chocolate. Taste follows, big barrel notes with nice tasty stout back end. Smooth and easy for the booze, really nicely done.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kazin (245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared during a tasting with friends. Great deal of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some bourbon barrel notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (955) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2015 Bottle. Black with a mocha ring. Sweet, rich vanilla with barrel butterscotch. Incredibly balanced. I love this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1930) - - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark cola with a khaki head. Aroma is oak, amaretto and roasted malt. Taste is similar. Slightly boozy. Slightly thin and sticky mouthfeel. Good.


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