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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel

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RATINGS: 208   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")


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6595) - Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Bottle Run No. 2 / 2013, 11.9% abv. Looks good; a mostly opaque dull dark coffee black with ample foamy beige head. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, oak, and roast. Tastes like it smells, but richer with more of a chocolate presence, and a pleasantly smooth medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Dangerously drinkable; this drinks closer to 9% than almost 12%. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
4/VII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG IV - BB: n/a, 2014 vintage (2015-858) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, small beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of vanilla, caramel, sweet, sugary. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, lots of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, sugary. Aftertaste: hoppy touch, vanilla, sweet, sugary, caramel. My guilty pleasure, I guess? :p

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (394) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Dégustée au RBBSG 2015. Cheers all! Noire, intransigeante, sans compromis. Un mince anneau mocha est visible à la surface. Le reste ne sont que ténèbres. Nez de prunes, d’alcool, d’un jeune bourbon vif et fébrile. En bouche, le liquide est délicat et légèrement aqueux. Les saveurs sont typiques (chocolat au lait, alcool et une touche d’anis). Il manque de corps ici. Les saveurs sont subtiles et manquent de caractère. Effervescence faible, plutôt mince, il manque quelque chose à cette bière qui n’est somme toute pas mauvaise; simplement incomplète.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle from Benzai. Many thanks! @ RBBSG 2015. Black, minimal head. Soft carbonation. Sweet aroma of vanilla, bourbon and sugar. Some roastiness. Not very well balanced but ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (161) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma roasty, chocolate, woody, vanilla, Appearance black, minimal head, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall not worth the 30 I paid for the bottle but it was enjoyable. I would not suggest this beer to a friend only because of the price. There are many other beers out there that are cheaper and taste just as good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at RBBSG, thanks for sharing Benzai. Lots of bourbon, some chocolate. Very alcoholic, light mouthfeel, not bad but not worth remembering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10131) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG 2015. Opaque pitch black color, small beige head. Aroma is malts bourbon and vanilla. Taste malts, lightly roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, bitter and some alcohol. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Heavy!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2901) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma and taste of mostly ripe fruits and whiskey booze. Solid RIS, but could have been even better. Guess it got overhyped.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zeebra 2015, small sample. Dark color, short frothy brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bit cookie, slight oak wood, bit vanilla, some coffee. Roasty bitterness, slight sweet. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle sampled at ZEBF ’15. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of whiskey, oak, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, caramel and molasses. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.


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