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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol - buzzy, dark chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, vanilla, dark malt, coconut, bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel islight to moderate alcoholic. [20120818]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dense malty and liquorice. Smooth bourbon, thick chocolate and malty. Bitter, dark chocolate and malty. Warming alcohol finish. Smooth bourbon chocolate malty into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pour s a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty woody bourbon and vanilla flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and vanilla chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
23rd October 2012
THE Eclipse Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Smooth palate, superfine carbonation. Light and minerally fresh. Smooth dark chocolate. Smooth bourbon. A little dark fruits Soft finish. Unsurprisingly very similar to the 12 Year but this is smoother and more well rounded and just errrrr better!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at home .. we think this is RIGHT its came GBBF 2013 ... Thanks to The King of Pale Ales Ian ... Deep black ... rich malts .. big swet roast ... massive chew ... rich roast ... deep malts ... soft toffee roast ... dark roast ... massive chew .. light whisky ... wonderfull balance ... this is a delight .. bourbon is subtle and sonft ... EVERYONE is saying this is Wonderfull ... even the Raters are drooling and my SISTERS insist i get more... even though i try to tell them ARGGGGG

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Very dark brown, almost black, bright white edge head. Aroma of perfume, vanilla, whiskey. Taste is very smooth and rich coffee with dark cocoa in it and very subtle port and bourbon. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle at THE Eclipse Tasting, London. Bottle #1511, white wax. Many, many thanks to Bruce for providing this fella. Pours black-brown with a frothy, bubbly tan head. Boozy brownie nose with notes of molasses and brown sugar. Rich, sweet flavor with heavy dark chocolate, dirt, some alcohol, brown sugar, chocolate cake. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Moderately warming on the finish with more brownies, booze-soaked raisins, some baking cocoa, mellow roast, brown sugar and other dark fruits. Excellent. One of the best Eclipse beers on the evening.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle at GBBF 2013. Pitch black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, whiskey, vanilla, hay, creamy, cocoa, prunes, raisins, mint notes, woody, licorice notes, some caramel. Roasted flavor, lots of vanilla, mint, licorice, prunes, dades, warming alcohol, milk chocolate, woody notes, bourbon, caramel, cream. Full bodied. Lovely vanilla finish with bourbon, caramel, licorice, milk chocolate and some prunes. Almost perfection!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 180812

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17721) - 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

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