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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend

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100
96
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Cocoa nibs and espresso aroma. Some bourbon in aroma but very subdued in flavor. Slight malt sweetness. Flavor lasted well after it was consumed. Great carbonation with 1/2 inches head.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Dark brown, beige foam. Aroma is sweet, velvety, soft roast and vinous dark chocolate. Dark fruits and raisins in steroids. Taste is mind-blowing and full of mixed chocolate, bitter cocoa, barrel booze, bit of oak, spices, dark fruits, salty bacon, liquorice, coffee and so on, so on. Crazy good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 yellow waxed 22oz to my head. good beer, not the best variation ever, but its up there! carb level is med-low but acceptable. has just a wonderful aftertaste and mouthfeel, the mid, finishing and after taste are delicious! i am getting a ton of buttered rum and popcorn and whatnot, which i love, but it may not hold up as well aging.drink this one now!!! rarest and freshest! i do appreciate the variation of the barrels they have tried, but i do sort think they should focus on a few barreels that really show off the beer better. whiule this is still a delicous buttery stout., i think some of the other versions have been better overasll, but this one is just really good right now so nice and boozy. one of my faves, but overall probably not one of the best of the series. among the top 3 this year though.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (716) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
A: Plum, coffee, bourbon T: Chocolate, oak, bourbon, sugar cane, toffee O: VERY nice beer! I enjoyed this one so much!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1767) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
22oz bottle of 2013 Vintage. Pours a dark dark brown color with a bit of a head. Smooth... Silky smooth. Bourbon a bit more pronounced than in other versions.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Malty roasted caramell chocolate dark fruits spicy aroma. Roasted caramel vanilla chocolate, licorice vanilla flavour with some woody nutty notes. Love in a bottle :-)

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!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (463) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Very smooth stout with a strong bourban taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (665) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - DEC 29, 2015
65cl bottle (2014 vintage), served in Snifter. Pours black with nice tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, biscuit, bourbon, charred oak and dark fruits. Taste is similar, slightly different compared to the Woodford reserve version, which has more vanilla character and less smokiness. The bitter kick is more intense on this one. Creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. The weak point is the price, the rest is awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle from dcschiller. Bottle 736. Nearly black,beige head. Bourbon,coconut, vanilla. Flavor is oaky, bourbon, vanilla, cocoa. Awesome.


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