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

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


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   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle # 53 of 2011 pours like CokaCola with non-existent head. Aroma of dark fruits and wine. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. Very well balanced and flavorful.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Aroma- marshmallow, coffee beans, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak, molasses Appearance- pitch black, thin white head Taste- soft, velvety bourbon burn upfront, followed by some chocolate, roasted notes, caramel, more bourbon, roasted notes and an insanely smooth finish blending all of the components together Palate- not as thick as I normally like but the mouthfeel on this thing is unreal, smooth and coating without being cloyingly thick Overall- A perfectly blended BA imperial stout. Everything is there making this one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
This has been calling my name since I got it. Shared with Matt & Krissi tonight. The beer has very little head. The color is dark brown. The head is oily and does stay around for a while. The aroma brings a lot of oak, followed by bourbon. Lots of wood (that’s what she said!). Straightforward in the aroma, which is dominated by barrel character. Again, lots of barrel flavor, which I love. Silky smooth on the palate. Low carbonation. Perhaps too low. Some more carbonation would be beneficial. I still thought this was a delicious beer. A bit tannic with a mild sharpness in the back. Overall, really good. A departure from the norm. Well done. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-29-2012

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with a moderate frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate, wood, dark sweet and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy wood and sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle @ home... trade from pandableh... Bottle no# 1258 vintage 2011 It pours very dark brown with a large fluffy tan head, after a while it is almost disappeared.... The aroma is very nice bourbon sweet caramel and vanilla.. The flavor is sooo nice silky like, bourbon, milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, toffee, caramel, licorice, lactose and dark fruits.....very nice! thanks Dan...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a dark brown beer, topped by a beige head of moderate size. Some bourbon and vanilla in the aroma, but mostly chocolate and roasted malts. Some licorice and alcohol. Quite sweetish on the palate, full-bodied and soft on the palate. Some alcohol warmth. Vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts. Some bitterness in the finish. A very tasteful and easy drinkable beer. A tasteful one indeed. 121109

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, bourbon, fruits, chocolate, coffee and hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 091112


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