RateBeer
Home >

FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel

overall
99
93
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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")


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (873) - 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 (1822) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, courtesy if Meilby. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, some roasted notes ,hay and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vanilla, chocolate, caramel and Brown sugar. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2943) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, toffee, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Impy indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2438) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2014 bottle from Blackwells in SF, CA. Nose is lightly boozy with a moderate vegetal character. slightly like oranges mixed with leftovers from the crisper drawer. Taste is better. Driven by booze, alcohol, and not much else. Lacks chocolate, coffee, roast, complexity. More of a general boost than any stout character. Fairly thin bodied with a significant alcohol warming to the point of being hot and fusel. While I am a sucker for this kind of beer, this is not well balanced and could use a more viscous mouthfeel, more body, and less hot alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (602) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Nearly black pour with a beige head. Aroma is boozy chocolate with some bourbon and caramel. Flavour is lots of caramel, some chocolate and a bit of a bourbon edge. A touch boozy but not overly so. Really nice and balanced, quite delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (934) - - JAN 25, 2015
Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Redr8r (13) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours a solid black with a tan head. Smells of sweet bourbon and black cherries. Bourbon flavoring is prominent with slight vanilla extract taste and a nice booziness. Finishes with warmth in my mouth and throat. Very nice BBA Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nudiebear (167) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2015
2013 Bottle at home. Shared with @Meilby. Thanks!!! (! one more since it was completely excellent). - Poured black with a fair brown head. Medium bubbles. Nose is full of oak cask, chocolate, whiskey, pepper and coffee. Drinks slightly oily with a black tea finish. Tastes cherry sweet with a balanced bitterness. Top 10 beer for sure!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
b79turner (239) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2014 bottle poured into a tulip glass. Black pour with a small tan head that quickly dissipates to slight lacing. Nose is bourbon and charred oak, taste is very smooth with the alcohol being well hidden. A little disappointed in this one compared to the other variations I’ve tried...but still a great BA stout.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 19


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50