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

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (14644) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, sweet, bourbon, vanilla, medium bitter and hop.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13928) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13737) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bomber shared by Marcus. Purs very black with a few tan bubbles. Warm caramel and dark fruit aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is smooth, oaky, caramel, dark fruit and dark baking chocolate. Bourbon and vanilla? There’s so much going on that I’m not sure about those. Heat is hardly noticeable. This is a great and mellow beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13163) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, fruittiness, light whiskey, light vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey, dark fruit, light oak and light vanilla with a smooth lingering whiskey finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12605) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. Opaque black color, average to medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, bourbon and whiskey influences clearly, light vanilla and slightly alcohol. Taste malts, dark sweet raisins, bourbon, dark malts, slight sweetness, some alcohol and malt bitter mixed perfectly with the sweet bourbon. Soft velvety texture, medium to full body, soft carbonation. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(22oz bottle, #1583, 2011 vintage) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey, and dark fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12575) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, smooth bourbon barrel chocolate malt with good alcohol warmth, wood extract, complex and smooth. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt, espresso coffee, smooth booze, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet malts, tar, red wine, coffee, dark chocolate, port, oak. Low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has dark chocolate, port, sherry, light red wine, oak, vanilla aplenty, vinious. Quite dry and warming finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11860) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt, bourbon and oak with vanilla notes with dates and plums. Flavor is malt dominant with oak and bourbon, vanilla, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.


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