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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2011 vintage, bottle #637. Pours a dark chesnut brown color that’s completely opaque with a half finger beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Slightly smokey aroma with a strong barrel character that’s nicely integrated into the sweet and roasted malt notes of the base beer. Some spicy bourbon but the other barrel notes really stand out in the nose. Lots of earthy oak, vanilla bean, marshmallow and toasted coconut complimenting hints of coffee bean, toffee, toast and dark chocolate. Smells pretty nice but could use more of a bourbon presence. Medium bodied but a bit thinner than expected with a stronger bourbon presence than the aroma suggests. Still, the barrel character is well integrated into the flavor of the beer without completely dominating the other notes. Some dry, toasted oak, almond and faint vanilla along with spicy, sweet bourbon lingering over the malt backbone into a dry finish. The smokiness from the nose I’d barely noticeable and it’s a bit sweeter than expected with hints of chocolate cake, fudge, toffee and burnt toast. Good bourbon flavor with little to no heat. ABV excellently masked making it deceptively drinkable. Not very complex and the spirit presence isn’t as strong as in some of the other treatments but it’s still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice fruity chocolate malt with light licorice, alcohol warmth, bourbon barrel, nice and smooth. In mouth, a beautiful sweet fruity chocolate malt with vanilla, coffee crisp, vanilla, alcohol warmth, dark fruits, complex and beautiful. Bottle at Big Matt’s Eclipse tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (2304) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
Pours Pitch Black. Aroma of choko Vanilla, oak, Bourbon, roast, Brown sugar. Taste is rather sweet loads of barrel, quite thin Body for a imp.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (4261) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Style et résumé: Imperial stout BA bourbon.
Comment: Merci Patrick. Bouteille vintage 2014.
Portrait: Un liquide brun foncé avec une mousse beige. Un nez d’alcool et de chocolat. Ça sent très bon. Une bouche de chocolat, de bois, de caramel avec un bourbon vanillé bien intégré. Une superbe texture. Finale longue et sucrée. J’adore.
Note: 9/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5197) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Vintage 2014. Belle robe et col mousseux brun de belle figure. Au nez, riches notes de bourbon avec de la noix de coco et du chocolat et du caramel et du chêne et de la vanille et des fruits. Large représentation olfactive. Le goût est tout aussi généreux, très malté mais jamais trop sucré avec un alcool qui se manifeste comme un fin renard. Une bouche soyeuse, facile comme un dessert qu’on savoure lentement. La finale se fait sur des notes de malts rôtis et de mélasse. Superbement facile à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle, 2013. Pours opaque black, small brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is roast, cocoa, bourbon, hint of smoke, vanilla. FLavor is medium sweet, light bitter, bourbon, cocoa, roasty malts, vanilla. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. This is one of the good ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (1458) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
Negro opaco y espuma beis. Aromas de cacao, vainilla, bizcocho, licor. Cuerpo denso, sabor de chocolate, vainilla, final de amargor quemado y licoroso.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (1242) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (852) - Washington DC, USA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6222) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zathrus13 (1765) - 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.

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