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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32033) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17537) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, fruits, vanilla, bourbon, wood, chocolate and notes of coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 22oz, at TFODRBSG 2012. As FiftyFifty 2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig 18 Year). An almost black one, topped by a tan head of moderate size. The aroma has some roasted malts, as well as dark chocolate, coffee, some alcohol and a touch of booze. Full-bodied and warming, rather sweet on the palate. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some booze. Vanilla hints. Lasting finish with a nice boozyness. Although sweet and boozy, it’s a damn fine beer. 120818

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee and coconut. Sweet, smooth and oily. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at home - Easter Tasting. Pitch black - offwhite head. Ryebread, licorice, fruity, some bittenerss, dark fruits, oiley, light sharpness, brown sugar, cake, Sucker.............

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.


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