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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Barrel

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Barrels

2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat Whiskey - Beige Wax

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Black pour orange hue with light beige head ..... aroma of dry oak, whiskey, semisweet chocolate and vanilla .... taste is interesting chocolate, sugary, vanilla and some spicy grainy whiskey and dry oak .... little boozy version of the eclipse ... good stuff but not my fav or the series

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2168) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle from an IP trade with richiesd, shared with JulienHuxley and Borresteijn. Almost black color. Light beige head. Aroma’s of red fruit, berries, whiskey, sweetness. Retronasal it’s moderate sweet, whiskey, vanilla, oak. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, chocolate. Rather strong alcohol feel. Body is medium to full. Long lasting finish, sweet, roasted. Great stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borresteijn (5646) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
75cl Bottle, thanks Potje! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of sweet whisky, vanilla, wood, prunes, liquorice, soy, roasted malts. Flavour is sweet, malty, roasted malts, whisky, vanilla, soy, liquorice, light fruity, bittersweet finish. Medium to full bodied. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4637) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle shared by Potjebier. Oily thick black pour with thin off white foam with light lacing. Aroma is chocolaty, light umami, light roastiness, lightly boozy lots of whisky, chocolate. Taste is sweet, quite mellow, surprisingly low booziness, rich chewy sweet malts. Palate is smooth good carbonation, full body. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon and a hint of oak with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle shared by jackl shared at a tasting, 5/4/15. Clear dark red, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malt, soy, dry whiskey. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, soy, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium bodied, boozy, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1366) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, honey, whiskey, oak, vanilla and raisin aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, honey and roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle @ 3N tasting. Deep brown with a small head. Baked brownie. Chocolate chip cookies. Glazed donuts. Rich coffee. Dark and intimidating. Taste of burnt brown sugar. Caramel and chocolate covered espresso beans. Full body, oily. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kazin (324) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared during a tasting with friends. Great deal of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some whisky barrel notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4900) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a pitch black body with a large creamy light beige head. Nose is cocoa, chocolate, coffee, caramel and hints of licorice, biscuits, vanilla and grains. Taste is cold coffee, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, wheat, grains, syrup and hints of espresso, whisky, caramel and deep malty notes. Full body, medium to soft carbonation. Lingering cocoa tastyness, this is really good stuff and perhaps the best from the Eclipse series so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1041) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours a black body producing a tan mediumsized head. Roasty aroma with loads of vanilla. Malts, cocoa and a whiff of alcohol. Taste is rich malty vanilla notes and roasted grains. Hints of chocolate, smoke and cocoa. Full bodied and avg co2 levels.

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