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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend 2012

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   ABV: -
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2012 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2198) - 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 doesn’t 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 (3480) - 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 (1041) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
660ml - pours deeps brown with a faint dark beige head. Beautiful Wild Turkey nose (Or Maker’s 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 (667) - 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 (4854) - 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 (7959) - 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 isn’t 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 year’s Grand Cru a lot better. This one lacks power big time. It’s still not too bad. Serving type: bottle 12-28-2012 03:24:15

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle shared at Dark Lord Day (Munster, IN). Pours a rich deep blackish hue, dark and ominous, with richer tannish head, good layer, lacing is ok. Aromas are oak, vanilla, gentle apple. Touches of roast, and fudge, vanilla and oak, touches of toffee, vanilla, and fruit. Mellow fudge, rich nose. Initial is fuller bodied with richc oak, spirit, toffee and toasty. Fudge and gentle brandy, wet oak, some vanilla. Middle is toasty, some fudge, and cocoa. Vanilla, rich tannic oak, toffee, and some touches of Brandy. Some bourbon, vanilla. Richer thick caramel, some fruity Brandy. Finish is some good oak, toffee, mellow sticky malts. Oak, vanilla, and toffee. Some good flavors. A bit fudgy and some butterscotch. Ok. The beer is a touch thinner (Which is really just reflective of the base), but offers some good flavors and a pretty cohesive blend. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9106) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours hazy and dark brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is a seamless, luxuriant collection of bourbon, coconut, caramel, fudge and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor presents fruity whiskey, loads of roasted malt, caramel malt and fudge, and and is medium sweet. Slightly boozy, chocolate and caramel finish. Big-time thanks to 50belair for the Big-time share of this world class beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Smooth with loads of caramel. Not quite as good as last year’s version. Big caramel malt, vanilla, oak, and dark roasted malts. Good body and mouthfeel. A very nice imperial stout...


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