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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Barrel

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2375) - 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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2875) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Thanks to richlikebeer. Pours coal black with aroma of vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, and whiskey. Sweet flavor with vanilla, molasses, chocolate, and dark fruit with some wood and a solid whiskey background. Great beer!.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11061) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Malzig rauchiger, etwas schokoladiger Antrunk. Vollmundig, der Alkohol ist zum Ende erkennbar. Kann süß, eher trocken, die Aromen sind nicht so intensiv wie sie sein könnten. 9/11/11/11//11

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (8393) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier, kein Schaum. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht holzig. Geschmack mild schokoladig, Kaffee, Vanille, lecker.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (3553) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2014
Vintage 2012 @ S&B Bo 2014. Sehr intensiver Tief-malziger Geruch. Das Bier ist dickflüssig, tief. Rosinen, Caramel, Trockenpflaumen. Sehr intensiv, Brauner Zucker, intensiver Nachgeschmack. Pflaume, Schwarzkirsche, Feinherb. Richtig tolles Bier!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - 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 (6777) - 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 (3283) - 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 (1600) - 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 (36036) - 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]


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