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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
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
The pour is black as you can get with a tan head. Nose is quite sweet. Brown sugar, molasses, and a hint of licorice. Dark fruit notes, graham cracker, and some vanilla. There’s a decent roastiness and a little bit of bourbon, too. The flavor is very sweet and sugary. Lots of brown sugar, vanilla, and chocolate. Mild licorice and graham cracker along with bourbon and a hint of oak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle share by b3shine. Poured clear dark brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, wood with a alcohol aroma. Median to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8913) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Diego, you are the effin man my friend! Black pour, tan head. Aroma of fudge, light bourbon, roast, some ash and good chocolate notes. Flavor is sweet and rich with the bourbon notes taking a background to the roast, cocoa, light coffee. Alcohol not even noticeable at all to speak of.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8242) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
651mL sky blue wax, signed thanks to BMan1113VR at Woodshop 7. Mega whale thanks to Andrew my main man. Murky deep brune pour, weak head, thin ring of bubbles along the glass. Nose is wet dog, dark cherries, saltwater, soy sauce. Decants to heavy brown liquor and barrel. Taste is salty and rich with spicy Mexican dark chocolate. Actually dry and bitter through the finish instead of sugary and oily. Black cherries abound. Not too rich...I was expecting this to be an alcohol and sugar bomb. This really didn’t gain much alcohol from eisbocking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7830) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle #61 thanks to billshmeinke. Pours with a tan head that lasts decently well over a black hued body that is glass coating. Aromas are huge: brandy soaked dark fruits, tannin, pine, burnt brown sugar, maple, wood, vanillin, light smoke and molasses. Flavors of pine, tannin and bitterness. Intense flavors, smoke and dark chocolate. Tastes "rare" more than anything. Mocha and bitterness. Medium carbonation, very tannic with a fuller body. Tannins dry the mouth out quite a bit. Interesting and good overall, but no where near the best of the Eclipse Series.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7627) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6779) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6002) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Sample from a 22oz bottle with sky blue wax, shared by b3shine. Bottle #20. Dark brown color, translucent in my glass. Little brown head, some small dots of lace. Oak nose. Big vanilla flavor; honey. Awesome woody malty vanilla / honey nose. Big sweet and bitter taste. Big body, but not viscous. Light carbonation. Huge awesome aftertaste, wood, chocolate, roasty flavor that is enjoyable very long after each sip. Awesome one to savor. Really good, super-interesting beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5555) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle acquired from Tashbrew. Thanks, Todd. Pours a richly dark and depp colored blackish hue. Some brownish glowing edges and bottom with frothy tannish head. Laces lightly and sticks around. Aromas are gentle dry hops, a touch bitter with mellow spirit and smooth vanilla. Creamy sweet malts with toffee, cocoa, and coffee. Touches of spirit and hops meld into the fold. Initial is medium bodied, a touch heavier with good cocoa and roast, toffee and gentle spirit. Some vanilla, more coffee, firm dry floral and earthy hop bitterness. Grows and bitter into the backend and finish. Middle shows firm cocoa and roast, toffee and mellow. Gentle spirit, oak is more flavorful, vanilla and smoothed out with a richer dry cocoa and hop play. Heat is well hidden. Dry and a touch barrel given. Some gentle heat, firm hops. Tasty beer. Probably one of the better Imperial Eclipse variants. Fair hopping. Great.


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