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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2011

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend) = Copper Wax

Each Brewers Grand Cru Blend is a unique yearly blend from the best barrels for blending from the year. Each is a unique entity different from year’s past and present as they utilize a wide range of different spirit barrels each and every year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7260) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bomber, 2011 #1806. Poured deep brown with a lovely, rich, deeper, swirly, yellowy-beige head.. settled down a little too quickly. The aroma picked up sweet bourbon and vanilla overtones, with well-roasted black malts and blackstrap molasses supporting.. a little aquavit and juniper accented.. very interesting and complex. The flavor found tangy bourbon and oak on the tip of the tongue, with warm, well-roasted cocoa and molasses following.. more of the bourbon and just a touch of gin character over sweet, tasty, toasty malts on the warm finish.. loved it! Medium-plus bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. buttery-smooth across the middle, with welcome acidity on the front and back.. excellent blend, and excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Copper wax, bottle #1814, vintage 2011 shared by badnewsbeers. Opaque brown-black body, thin coffee & cream head. Buttery, oaky nose with warming alcohol, with lots of cocoa and coffee bean. Hot. Oaky body, round, with cocoa and marshmallow buffering the oak, alcohol, and coffee beans. Bitter finish with lots of rum/whiskey and licorice. Rich. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (7818) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, Darkness Day 2012. Like all others, oily thick black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought a change of pace. Nice dark chocolate, sweet caramelized sugars, candied dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon mixing into more of a roasty, coffee, and spicy character, almost like the best of the brandy and buffalo trace. Taste is similar, starting out ncie and sweet with vanilla, dark chocolate, caramelized sugars and dark fruits, bourbon mixing into oak, spice, and roasted coffee beans, finishing slightly sweet, dry and bitter. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4272) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Rich inky black pour with thin off white head. Rich rich nose, bourbon/vanilla and wood with lots of chocolate. Touch of chocolate, very light bitterness. Full bodied and guuuuureat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours thick and black with a large tan head. The nose is big coconut and vanilla, toffee, chocolate and hay. The taste is very sweet with a nice bitter background. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, heavy body and a long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
What a pretty beer... pretty gorgeous in the nose, pretty on the doormat. Dark brown in color with an almost yellow head, it has an aroma of light, modestly whiskey barrel aged, fermented dark malt goodness. Sweet! It wreaks slightly of vanilla. You can really taste the wood grains in this. The flavor is flat out fantastic. Great. Seriously light in body, but with sneakingly whiskeyish undertones. It has a perfect body, silky, smooth, but hefty, soft and potent. The finish is really what wraps this whole thing up. Its bright, spritey effect at the finish is addictive. I constantly want more... and more. And more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma of sweet caramel, molasses, cherry chocolate and slight meat. Pours black with a red head. Taste is all chocolate cherry notes. Finishes with french vanilla coffee. Very amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11860) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malt, hop, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours black. Nose is chocolate, honey, nuts, toasted malts, light coffee, some hops, bourbon, caramels, vanilla. Falavor is a smooth and classic blend of roast, coffee, chocolate, sweet caramel, bitter astringent malts and hops. Full oily body. Nicr rich balanced profile. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. copper wax.

[ #1958 - 2011 ]. Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon - vanilla, moderate roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, chocolate, vanilla - bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20121109]

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