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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2011

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend) = Copper Wax

Each Brewers Grand Cru Blend is a unique yearly blend from the best barrels for blending from the year. Each is a unique entity different from year’s past and present as they utilize a wide range of different spirit barrels each and every year.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Nutty and oaky barrel aroma. More oak than nut. Dark brown to black pour with a slight tan head. Slight booziness in the taste. Some heat and some dark chocolate flavors in the aftertaste. Medium thick mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2913) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, bottle 2139, from Stephen Morris (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, no head no lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, light woody, ink, light soy sauce, bourbon, intense, light alcohol; mouth: roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, light woody, ink, light soy sauce, bourbon, intense, light alcohol, alcohol warmth, finale in roasted barley with presence of bourbon, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, silky and alcoholic texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, bouteille 2139, de Stephen Morris (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, léger boisé, encre, léger sauce soya, bourbon, intense, léger alcool; bouche : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, léger boisé, encre, léger sauce soya, bourbon, intense, léger alcool, chaleur d’alcool, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de bourbon, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture soyeuse et alcoolique; en résumé : bien bon

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
From the March 2014 Pittsburgh Ratebeer gathering. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was chocolate, vanilla, toasty malts, a bit of alcohol and bread dough. The flavor was bourbon, port wine, chocolate syrup, vanilla and anise with a very hot boozy presence that worked well. Long finish of bourbon, chocolate syrup, vanilla and anise. Full bodied and silky. Outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
This one poured a dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma was of vanilla, dark chocolate, oak, booze, and roasted malts. Flvavor was very soft, velvety chocolate, medium barrel, not very boozy at all with well balanced abrasiveness. Definitely my favorite of the series i’ve had so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention. Aroma of black chocolates notes with some rye whiskey notes also clearly identifiable. Taste is a very enjoyable mix of rye whiskey notes with light woody features with some rich black chocolate notes and some warming alcohol notes. Body is quite full with an oily creamy texture. Very nice barrel-aged stout with a good balance between the different flavours.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2143) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, bourbon, licorice, coffee, chocolate and raw sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and licorice. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Opened at the end of year Ottawa tasting via Capones. Black with a wisp of beige head. Whiskey with some hints of bourbon warmth from the start, chocolately, oak, coffee, leather, mild carbonation, full body, very easy to drink and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, smooth bourbon barrel chocolate malt with good alcohol warmth, wood extract, complex and smooth. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt, espresso coffee, smooth booze, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Staffan47 (856) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Blindprovad. Brunsvart-svart. Doft av jordnöt, bourbon, champinjon, jord och dill. Smaken är len. Låg beska. Bourbon i balans. Mjölkchoklad (inte mörk choklad för en gångs skull). Förhållandevis lättdrucken. Imp-stout i absolut världsklass. Fantastiskt häftigt när det avslöjas vad som är i glaset. Kul blindprovning och tungt avslut på en trevlig raritetsprovning.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
22, capped and waxed. Pours jet black and still with no head or lace. Rich earthy peaty roasty dark woody nose. Sticky thick body with minimal carb. Earthy roasty mid palate with tons.of peat, caramel, chocolate, and prunes. Long earthy mid palate.


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