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FiftyFifty Barrel-Aged Stout

FiftyFifty Barrel-Aged Stout
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
We took our Imperial Stout and put it into 12 bourbon barrels to age for 6 months. 8 of those barrels aged in the cooler, and the end result was named “Eclipse”, and put both on draft and into 22oz bottles . The remaining 4 barrels were aged at room temperature, and though excellent, was not quite the same as Eclipse. We didn’t want to confuse people or brands, so we simply called that beer “Barrel-Aged Stout” and only serve it in draft at the brewpub. It is 9.5% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (502) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
At the brew pub, with a sampler. Very dark brown, with minimal dark tan head. Strong nose of bourbon and chocolate, nice! Taste was on the heavy side, with the chocolate and booze leading the way. Very nice for an after dinner drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. The board said that this was 9.5%abv. Black with a small tan head. Great aroma that is a rich showcase of bourbon-barrel aging, with lots of caramel, vanilla, dates, raisins, oak, bourbon, and dark cherries. The flavor is heavy on milk chocolate and caramel, but has a dry, woody, bourbony feel with a light alcoholic bite. There is some dried fruit as well before a warming and dry finish. Medium-full bodied with smooth, lower carbonation. Lots of bourbon, but very well integrated. The only thing that I thought held it back was the light tannic astringency in the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 05, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: huge sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma, dark chocolate, light roasted
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of bourbon and vanilla, light oak
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

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