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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3916) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9690) - 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, it’s a very good beer. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 .17 4.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Cotteridge 2 tasting. Black beer lasting tan head slightly oxidised. Some dry chocolate sponge. Soy sauce. Not good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3580) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2016
July 18, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2012.
Black with a minimal white head. Aroma is chocolatey, bourbon, charred oak, caramel, fudge, vanilla, hints of coffee, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is sweet malty, light bitter roastiness and warming alcohol. Finish is sweet fudgy, raisin, vanilla, bitter notes of dark chocolate, hints of ash, coffee, a bit woody, warming bourbon alcohol. Full bodied, creamy, oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2012 : Served in a taster: Black body with a light tan head. Aroma is alcohol, brown sugars, roast, vanilla, fudge, caramel, liquorice, bourbon, light bay leaf... Flavour is roasty, bitter, wood roast, mal roast, caramel, fudge, vanilla... Aftertaste is roast, bitters, bourbon, vanilla and fudge... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Intense great and smooth brew. The whisky is very smooth and woody, great and smooth in combination. Fascinating deep wth not being too sweet but with great brown-sugar hints on a nice and soft milk-chocolate basis with lots of great woody Bourbon. Round and fascinating stuff with great Bourbon and wood in the background!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (17303) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
Fast schwarz, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, Kleber, Vanille, Toffee, Kaffee, Alkohol. Geschmack nach Vanille, Karamell, Holz, Schokolade, Kaffee, Alkohol, lecker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3194) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
shared with Koelschtrinker. Black color with tan ring. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is vanilla, wood, with a nice booze burn. Low carbonation. Nice stuff, the booziness fits!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17738) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Intensiv malzig schokoladiger Antrunk, Noten von Vanille, steigende Süße. Vollmundig, dabei sehr weich, ein wenig trocken, dennoch rund. Zum Ende etwas Alkohol, holzige Noten. Langer Nachhall, weiterhin sehr weich. Gut. 10/12/13/12/11/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1861) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2015 2011 Vintage bottle. Aroma is moderately chocolate forward with some light roast notes. Hints of leather and dark fruit. Moderate bourbon notes with light oak and hints of almond and vanilla. Light alcohol spice. Pours black with a a medium small, medium thick, mocha head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers along with a thin film in the center. Light lacing and moderately long legs. Flavor is decadent chocolate with some medium light sweetness. Light roast and dark fruit notes with faint leather. Medium bourbon notes with some light oak. Medium light vanilla and almond with hints of coconut. Light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied and silky with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a very nice beer. Good chocolate notes with balanced sweetness. The roast and dark fruit add complexity without being too strong. Good bourbon notes add great barrel complexity. 2012 bottle has a little more dark fruit and leather notes. Flavor has a bit less vanilla too. Nice chocolate notes though. I think I like the 2011 more.

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