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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Stout aged 225 days in 12 year old Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels. Single Barrel versions AND the bottled blended version (From multiple Buffalo Trace barrels of varying ages) all go here.

Vintages:
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend) = Yellow Wax
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Burralo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
[Ölprovning hos Fredrik i Ängelholm 7 Maj 2015] Väldigt kraftig, riktigt bra fyllighet. Mycket chocklad

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Malty roasted caramell chocolate dark fruits spicy aroma. Roasted caramel vanilla chocolate, licorice vanilla flavour with some woody nutty notes. Love in a bottle :-)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1175) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
22oz bottle of 2013 Vintage. Pours a dark dark brown color with a bit of a head. Smooth... Silky smooth. Bourbon a bit more pronounced than in other versions.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (105) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
A: Plum, coffee, bourbon T: Chocolate, oak, bourbon, sugar cane, toffee O: VERY nice beer! I enjoyed this one so much!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Cocoa nibs and espresso aroma. Some bourbon in aroma but very subdued in flavor. Slight malt sweetness. Flavor lasted well after it was consumed. Great carbonation with 1/2 inches head.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (584) - - MAY 8, 2015
2011 edition. Pours from a bottle the color of dark chocolate, and just about as opaque, with a finger of silky tan head. Great aroma. Bourbon is smoothly integrated; malts are sweet and big. Cocoa, toasted coconut, macadamia, toffee and a bit of cherry peek out. Oaky. Beautiful flavor, too: sweet cherry, macadamia again, and caramel for days. Buttery French Vanilla, graham cracker and lingering subtly bitter roast round things out. Medium/medium-light body is a bit thinner than expected. Softly carbonated. Age has done this right. An incredible blend of flavors, big, smooth malts, and the bourbon is the backup rather than the show. Good work, 50/50.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4762) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Thin lasting brown head atop a dark brown body. Smells of booze and borne sugar. Very smooth With a laying alcohol burn. Warm and fun. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (979) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
22 oz bottle shared with Spencer. 2014 vintage. The pour is a medium black with a thicker dark khaki head and some spotty lace. The aroma is a little boozier than I was expecting. The vanilla is reserved and there is a lot of charred oak on top of the roasty malts. The flavor has a little hop bite to it. There is a good dark fruit and bitter bite. The vanilla fades for more of a bourbon tint, and the aftertaste is lingeringly bitter and chocolatey. This is pretty damn good. The mouth feel is a little lighter than I was hoping, but it is well carbonated and very creamy. The far back end is almost a bit of green barrel, but it's good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
650 ml bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours Black with slight tan head. Aromas of dark berries, bourbon (of course), syrupy chocolate and roasted malts. Rich flavors of nutty chocolate, dry coffee, a little vanilla, and booze. Still somewhat hot but a great beer. Unfortunately overpriced relative to similar offerings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
[2014] Opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, vanilla, wood, char, bourbon, cocoa, and alcohol. Taste of wood, roast, nuts, char, bourbon, cocoa, and alcohol.


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