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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend

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96
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (1022) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Dark brown, beige foam. Aroma is sweet, velvety, soft roast and vinous dark chocolate. Dark fruits and raisins in steroids. Taste is mind-blowing and full of mixed chocolate, bitter cocoa, barrel booze, bit of oak, spices, dark fruits, salty bacon, liquorice, coffee and so on, so on. Crazy good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (521) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 6, 2016
Poured into a wine glass showing pitch black with sparse latte foam. The nose shows a lot of smoke, oak barrel, notes of latte, and sweet hints of molasses. The palate is lightly carbonated and full bodied. The first impression shows a lot of buttery popcorn flavor with the same silky buttery mouth feel. Upon the second swig and warming up, a more vanilla forward flavor appears finished with smoked bourbon on the end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5875) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage : Served in a taster: Black body with creamy tan lacing. Aroma is roast, bourbon, hair, brown sugars, light caramel, apples, earthy, molasses... Flavour is roasty, molasses, bourbon, light liquorice, some soy, light bitter, light brown sugary.. Aftertaste is bitters, roast, bourbon, caramel, molasses... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2016
2011 Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and alcohol. Body is medium to heavy, with a lasting sweet finish. This one has aged really well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (652) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - DEC 29, 2015
65cl bottle (2014 vintage), served in Snifter. Pours black with nice tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, biscuit, bourbon, charred oak and dark fruits. Taste is similar, slightly different compared to the Woodford reserve version, which has more vanilla character and less smokiness. The bitter kick is more intense on this one. Creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. The weak point is the price, the rest is awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (448) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Very smooth stout with a strong bourban taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (8801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle, 2014 vintage, shared with Parksy, Grippitis, and Faysal. Inky viscous pour with a creamy brown head. Densely flavoured with prominent notes of toasted coconut, malted-milk, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Incredibly balanced without any booziness. Oh man-- this is one of the better of the series to be certain!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4690) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Appearance: Pours a clouded, milky-toned pale yellow body with a steep, pillowy, white head with quality craft. There’s a brewer’s care in that head. Smell: Taste: Creamy, supple wheat taste, jazzed up with some coriander and a little fruitiness, a little zip from the spruce tips as the tangy lemon juice flecked with a pinch of salt. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Exemplary refreshment! At first, I was hesitant, seeing the spruce tips and fearing they’d detract instead of enhance, though they merely added a welcome light accent without muddying up the underlying beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1022) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
2014 Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel. Flavour is roasty chocolate, a touch of coffee, slight caramel and bourbon but very nicely balanced. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Large, shared 2014 bottle. Some heat and warmth from the alcohol. Inevitable, and this beer is otherwise excellent. Sweet and surprisingly mild aroma. Rich, well balanced flavor. Very long lasting, and tasty, whisky barrel aftertaste.


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