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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Iced

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sarro (123) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours dark brown with no head. Smell is complex with notes of roasted malt, raisins, dates, lots of brown sugar, oak and some whiskey. Taste is woody vanilla, tiny bit of roast, and lots of caramel. Finishes nicely without too much booze (in comparison to smell either). Best Eclipse Iíve had to date by a fair margin.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Simply put, they nailed this one. As good or better than any previous Eclipse release. Iím a BIG fan of barreling more than a small % of a beer (so the barreling is obvious), but less than 100% (so it doesnít dominate) and this one is near perfect in that regard. Not sure how the twice iced Totality comes into play...probably makes this a bit stronger, thicker, and sweeter without bourbon overpowering. The EC 18 yr influence is super nice and best of all, doesnít totally cover up the awsomeness that is the stout. Choclatey, decadent, roasted, Super smooth and full and rich. Iíll likely never have this again, and thatís too bad, cuz itís amazing. *9.5% on the bottle, rumors saying thatís for show. If itís iced, itís stronger than the base. Untappd has it at 14%. Either way, not hot at all."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5148) - 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 (3624) - 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 (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2013
65cl, with neck label íEclipse Iced in Steel Kegsí, at 9.5%Vol (?), Vintage 2011 (with light blue wax), Bottle Nį 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 (5904) - 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 (5011) - 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 (8680) - 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 (11971) - 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 (7101) - 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 (2823) - 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!


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