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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Iced

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 4.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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A blend of 50% Totality Imperial Stout and 50% Imperial Eclipse 2011 (Brewermasters Grand Cru Blend) freeze distilled twice.

Bottled specially for the 2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout Release Party attendees. Light Blue wax.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2014
24/XII/13 - 65cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2013-1175) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, coco powder, bourbon, alcohol, dark chocolate. MF: no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, dark chocolate, bit sourish. Aftertaste: alcohol, caramel, vanilla, pretty sweet, milk chocolate, alcohol, bitter hoppy touch, slightly sourish. Darn good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2796) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2013
Thnx to bobochamps . Pours black , no head Smell is bourbon Very low carbo . light bourbon . Much vanilla and oak Bit sweet , dark malts . low carbo .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2013
65cl, with neck label ’Eclipse Iced in Steel Kegs’, at 9.5%Vol (?), Vintage 2011 (with light blue wax), Bottle N° 96, new exclusive American brew, with honey, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/sweet, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by generously shared by b3shine (Oct. 2012). Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma had roasted malt, dark caramel, honey, some dark fruits, vanilla with barrel notes. The flavor has big dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, dark caramel, vanilla, wood, hints of bourbon with some honey like sweetness. The flavors are big and concentrated; very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend for his birthday. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty and chocolatey aroma with some roast. Malty and boozy flavor with a bitter and lingering dark chocolate finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing 2011 vintage bottle during his 50th birthday bash. This beer pours an opaque brownish-black color with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing and sticky legs. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt and bourbon. Full, smooth body with flavors of bourbon-infused chocolate, vanilla and roast malt. The finish is syrupy with a bourbon and chocolate aftertaste. Good all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, soy sauce, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee, and alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Woodshed 2.0. Bomber (bottle #38) share courtesy of BOLTZ7555. It pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a thin mocha head of foam. The aroma is full of molasses as well as lesser amounts of burnt malts, chocolate and then booze. Nice. The taste is smooth and silky and nectar like as it runs head long into molasses, rich sweetened coffee, chocolate and sticky sludgy malts. Damn, great sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle acquired via an extremely generous trader and shared @ Woodshed 2.0! Midnight pour, onyx really, with a creamy latte head. Bonus points for staining the glass! Brownie batter, chocolate fudge, mocha, dark roasted coffee, and vanilla. Slight bourbon and oak notes as well. Coating and delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (2420) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Thanks to Chance for sharing! The beer is dark brown with very minimal head. The aroma has a big oak presence, even tannic. Roast and chocolate. While the increased abv is well hidden, the beer really runs together with most of the rest of the beers in the series. Bourbon presence is certainly the, but not as bold as I was hoping. Slightly sweet. A bit bland. Low carbonation, almost still. Highly anticipated, this was exciting to try, but not among my favorites of the series.


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