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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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...

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")

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (828) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Massive aromas of bourbon, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee bean oils and earthy hops. Black appearance with a thin tan rim. Taste is very dry chocolate, toffee, oak, espresso, and dry maple. Bourbon is accented well on the finish which is more dry dark chocolate and big booze. Dark fruits shine as it warms. Overall, really nice imp stout with really dry chocolate overtones and some nice espresso notes. Donít really pick up any honey on the palate though. A rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1352) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. 2013 Bottle. Pour is deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of smoke, spice, bourbon, wood chips, vanilla, dried fruit, and semi-sweet chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1110) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, sugar, dark fruits, and chocolate - with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8015) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2013 bottle at Dmacs. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of honey, rye, roast chocolate, oak, whiskey, roast coffee and grape. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Red wax 22oz 2013. Poured a dark black with a foamy deep beige head. Aroma of heat, chocolate, whiskey, rye, wood, dry pudding skins. Palate is good, mediu, to full, slightly creamy, softer carbonation and a lingering aftertaste with some heat. Flavor of alcohol, dry chocolate, burnt toast, rye, burnt chocolate malts, some burnt ash. Not bad but not worthy of the big $$$.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1231) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sample at fauxbab. 2013 red wax. Not digging this one. Would not have been happy if it were my $30 spent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As FiftyFifty 2010/2011 Imperial Eclipse (Four Roses Single Barrel) ].
[ Red wax - Vintage 2011 ]. Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, alcohol, light wood. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, wood, alcohol, coconut. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. A beer to my liking :D [20140301]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ataraxia (352) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Very dark brown, almost opaque, with a thin khaki head. Sugary aroma of toffee, coffee, milk chocolate, and oak. Fairly sweet, a bit syrupy. Well-carbonated, smooth, and full-bodied. Finish is sweet and mildly boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2013 Red Wax bottle and served in snifter: Pours jet black with a lovely lasting off white head. Nice oak and light handed bourbon notes. Charred, toast, mocha, and coffee. There is a bit of lingering green apple that distracts... a lot. The mouth feel is unexpected thinner than most of it siblings that said this does drink damn smooth for 11.9% ABV. Of the FiftyFifty Eclipse lineup this is by far my least favorite and not close to being worth what I paid for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Serving: 2013 bottle, Four Roses variant. Jet black pour. Nice notes of wood, bourbon, and roasted malt. Surprisingly dry on the tongue with a slight burnt character that gets washed out by the bourbon and dark malt. Well balanced and with a very light sweetness coming through. Smooth on the tongue with a warming finish. Overall impression: Itís very, very good and Iím glad I got to try it. That being said, itís not one I would go back to due to the price point.

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