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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend

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96
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout aged 225 days in 12 year old Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels. Single Barrel versions AND the bottled blended version (From multiple Buffalo Trace barrels of varying ages) all go here.

Vintages:
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend) = Yellow Wax
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Burralo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle, 2014 vintage, shared with Parksy, Grippitis, and Faysal. Inky viscous pour with a creamy brown head. Densely flavoured with prominent notes of toasted coconut, malted-milk, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Incredibly balanced without any booziness. Oh man-- this is one of the better of the series to be certain!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4751) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Appearance: Pours a clouded, milky-toned pale yellow body with a steep, pillowy, white head with quality craft. There’s a brewer’s care in that head. Smell: Taste: Creamy, supple wheat taste, jazzed up with some coriander and a little fruitiness, a little zip from the spruce tips as the tangy lemon juice flecked with a pinch of salt. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Exemplary refreshment! At first, I was hesitant, seeing the spruce tips and fearing they’d detract instead of enhance, though they merely added a welcome light accent without muddying up the underlying beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1073) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
2014 Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, caramel. Flavour is roasty chocolate, a touch of coffee, slight caramel and bourbon but very nicely balanced. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4112) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Large, shared 2014 bottle. Some heat and warmth from the alcohol. Inevitable, and this beer is otherwise excellent. Sweet and surprisingly mild aroma. Rich, well balanced flavor. Very long lasting, and tasty, whisky barrel aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Black brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, malts, chocolate, vanilla, wood, loads of caramel. Sweet flavour, bourbon, loads of vanilla, malts, caramel and chocolate. Finish vanilla, bourbon and cacao. Nice!
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’ Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, joes!)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6479) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT, small sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of sweet vanilla, bourbon, roast, chocolate, mocha. Thick and massive sweet taste with vanilla and bourbon, chocolate. Lovely stuff. Big sipper.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
Bottled. Pours pitch black, with a small, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, oak, licorice notes and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft to flat carbonation. A great Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (2456) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Donker rood met een kleine bruine kraag. Ruikt gedroogd fruit, vanille. Smaakt veel vanille, zacht, bitter nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (12760) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XII. 2014 yellow wax version. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, wood, lightly chocolate. Taste malts, bourbon, chocolate, chocolate bitter. Lovely flavor. Medium body, nice thick texture, nice suitable soft carbonation. Lovely!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
2014 bottle @ ZZT13. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee, slightly coconut or something, whisky. Tastes coffee, sweet, loads of chocolate, very nice. Full body, soft carbo.


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