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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Barrel

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Barrels

Vintages:
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat Whiskey - Beige Wax


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Overpriced? Yes. Really good? Yes. Not top tier like the Grand Cru or ECraig 20, but better than the Evan Williams or Old Fitz easily. Bigger, more dimensions too it - chocolatey, roasty malt. Lots of barrel influence. Vanilla and booze. Don’t think I’ve ever had a wheat whiskey, but this piques my curiosity."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5637-20130816] Bottle. Roasted barrel wood grain aroma. Black brown body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Sweet roasted soya barrel flavour. Full body. Very tasty. (7/4-/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
Overheard: "Those are my sour pickles."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3126) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. 2012 version. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is very sweet vanilla, molasses, honey, treacle and a light whiskey bite. Taste is extremely sweet with loads of vanilla and thick, treacle-like honey. Very woody and slightly grassy with a bourbon driven finish. Quite a sharp kick to finish it off. So different to the previous brandy version. This is more like a mans drink rather than a hug the brandy version was. This has more happening with some spikes. A rollercoaster experience of a stout

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2012 Bottle. Pour is hazy deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of sweet whiskey, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, dark caramel, and slight licorice. Finish is sweet chocolate with some warming whiskey heat.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Bomber from Mikkeller webshop. Pours a black/dark brown with a tan head. Complex aroma of bourbon, booze, dark chocolate, vanilla, honey, coffee, plums, raisins and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is so silky and smooth. So well balanced, vanilla, bourbon, dark malts, light and dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, honey with a nice bitterness. Carbonation is on the lower side which imo does this beer justice, served it at around 12 degrees but even after it warmed up it was like cozing up to an old friend, didn’t want the bottle to end. So complex flavour but all the flavours marry and are so well balanced, they all play in harmony. Payed a hefty price for this but all worth it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. (Beige Wax ) @ home.

[ As FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Barrel ].
Clear dark dark brown black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, dark chocolate, alcohol - whisky, moderate roasted, light wood. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, whisky, wood, licorice, vanilla. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light moderate alcoholic. Nice ;D [20140425]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13436) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at home (2012). Pitch black - light brown head. Wooden. sweetness. cocoa, chocolate, caramel, ok burned malts, white sugar, berries, whiskey, acid, smokey notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16765) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey and chocolate aroma with weak hints of caramel. Roasted sweetish malty woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty sweetish woody chocolate whiskey finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3367) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
Bomber bottle vintage 2012. Near black with tan head. Aroma of raisins, chilies, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is soft, round, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5475) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2014
65cl, at 9.5%Vol, Vintage 2012 (with beige wax), new exclusive American brew, with honey, from Mikkeller Webshop, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/sweet and slightly fruity/bitter, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive!


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