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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in special release Elijah Craig 20 Year Bourbon Barrels

Note from the brewer: The white wax 2011 Eclipse was all 20 year. There was no such brand when we acquired barrels, so we called it 18 year. We have since found out that the 20 year old barrels were dumped for a 20yo Elijah Craig special bottling.

Vintages:
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig 18/20 Year Barrel) = White Wax
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel) = White Wax


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2016
22, capped and waxed. Thanks, J! Wow, what an awesome unexpected treat. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy burnt tan head that goes away quickly. Big sweet nose, like milk and chocolate chip cookies except the milk is a wet bourbon barrel, so it adds apricots and vanilla. Creamy thick body, minimal carb but still present and dimensional. Chocolate chip cookies, apricot, and vanilla on the mid palate. Long sweet finish but not at all cloying.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1711) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
22oz bottle of 2011. Second tasting of my very first eclipse, 4 years on. Smith maltiness. Bourbon is smooth and rich. Sticky sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5545) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle picked up at GBBF and shared at Cotteridge II. As FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel. 2012 edition, white wax. Black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, light vanilla. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is chocolate syrup, soft bourbon, filter coffee, musty, a little booze showing up. A very enjoyable beer. (4.0)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2016
Comparative tasting of 9 different Eclipse Stout variants. All beers small to rather good yellow-beige rim over jet-black beer Overpowering nose of Bourbon, vanilla, alcohol & esters, benzene, spirit, green grapes. Sweet Bourbon flaovur, Belgian chocolates, chocolatesweets. Serious alcoholwarming, sticky, full bodied, creamy MF. A tad sweet to my taste. Thanks to M & L for bringing this one along !

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (3915) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Cotteridge Beano v2. Dark brown. Tan head. Rich chocolate. Chocolate cherry. Smooth, rich and boozy. Big hitter this one, and one of my favourites on the day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to the osprey, cheers Daniel. Black beer. Aroma of soy sauce, roast malts and bourbon. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, soy sauce and some bourbon. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6126) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at CWC II; dark black pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has mellow bourbon and some roasted malts, taste has roast, dark fruits, some bourbon, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3354) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge 2. Black colour with a tan head, Aroma bourbon, smooth chocolate, roasted coffee. Taste smooth and silky.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9275) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle share at Ratebeer meet up, Cotteridge Wines, Cotteridge, Birmingham Saturday 5th March 2016 Pours black with a beige head. Rich and smooth, bourbon on the nose, silky and indulgent beer, despite the abv there is very little heat, its a very good beer. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 .17 4.1

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Cotteridge 2 tasting. Black beer lasting tan head slightly oxidised. Some dry chocolate sponge. Soy sauce. Not good.


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