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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmasterís Grand Cru Blend 2012

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   ABV: -
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2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Brewmasterís 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 yearís past and present as they utilize a wide range of different spirit barrels each and every year.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (381) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours the same as all the other fuckiní ones. Big butterscotch in the aroma, plenty of chocolate, vanilla, coconut. Very buttery on the palate with a nice creamy coconut sweetness. Almost a resiny/apricot note in there too. Really cool beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3152) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. The mouth feel on this one is seriously good - like a big hug! Nose is big and oaky with plenty of vanilla, brandy-like sweetness and a kick of bourbon. Taste is thick treacle, honey, milk chocolate, vanilla and very oaky. Plenty of dark fruits and fudge in this one. Slightly warming booze which is pleasing. Complexity and I like it. Exceptional

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2014
bottle, from the american beer stall at braukunst live 2014 in munich; not exactly sure how or why it was there but no complaints. very dark brown with a minimal tan head; aroma of brandy butter, vanilla, bourbon, oak, melted chocolate ice cream; some icing sugar flavour, plenty of bourbon showing. rich and enticing

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown/black body. Short, lasting creamy tan head. Big aroma of bourbon, caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, oak. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Nice balance and nice that the bourbon doesnít overwhelm the rich flavors. Tastes of toffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Thanks wnoble.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a dark brown with paperthin beige head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is booze, oak, vanilla, and roast. Thick mouthfeel with rich oak and light bitter malt with nice roast boozy finish. Wow really enjoyed this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1166) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
660ml - pours deeps brown with a faint dark beige head. Beautiful Wild Turkey nose (Or Makerís Mark) lots of vanilla, bits of booze. Medium body low carbon high booze burn but tate is wonderful again: sweet roasted malt, candi sugar, fruity forest fruits, dark chocolate. Delicious except for the palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrmartin (671) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Black pour with thin tan head. Nose is whiskey, roasted malts, Full bodied. Notes of whisky, tobacco, vanilla, roasted malts, dark fruit, oak adds a little peppery undertone. A little muddled, Whiskey is definitely the dominant flavor. Slightly sticky finish. Very nice barreled stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend for his birthday. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Big whiskey nose with chocolate and roast notes. Malty and chocolatey flavor with whiskey, caramel and roast character before a boozy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing 2012 vintage bottle during his 50th birthday bash. Brown-black pour with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of oak and caramel malt. Full-bodied with a sweet boozy character and flavors of roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. The finish is oaky with a bourbon and chocolate aftertaste. Good overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a snifter. Bronze wax, 2012 blend, but I have no idea what the blend is. 4.0 A: Black color. A little over one finger of creamy tan head. Retention is pretty good and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Smells good enough, but there isnít much of a main focus. Among the aromas you will find leathery bourbon, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. A bit of tannic astringency, good amount of oak, and some vanilla. Reasonably complex, but not a lot of depth. Light booziness. 3.0 T: About the same as the nose, but leaves me unfulfilled. Leather, caramel, coffee, chocolate. Oak, vanilla, and mild roastiness. Not a lot of maltiness or body. Again, pretty complex, but not much depth. 3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking body and creaminess. 3.0 D: I liked last yearís Grand Cru a lot better. This one lacks power big time. Itís still not too bad. Serving type: bottle 12-28-2012 03:24:15


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