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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee

overall
100
95
style
Serve in Snifter

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2012 Vintage - White Wax w/ Purple Dripping and neck card
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2013 Vintage - Lavendar Wax (AKA "Java Coffee" for 2013)

Coffee is a blend of:
45% Imperial Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 (300 Day Aged Version)
45% Totality Stout
10% French Roast Cold Toddy from Wood Fire Roasted Coffee Co. Reno, NV.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirADNielsen (8960) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver a few months back. Pours a black appearance with a slight thin dark brown head. Aroma is creamy, earthy, chocolatey, and smooth coffee. Medium bodied. Creamy mouth feel. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Some booze. Flavor is dark chocolate, lots of roast, and earthy coffee. A bit thin bodied. Not as good as some other versions but this is still pretty good. 2013 version.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6104) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, 2013 version big thanks to Aaron for the bottle! Thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big espresso, roast, chocolate, coffee into some dark fruit, some vanilla, touch of earthy notes. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, roast, hints of big espresso, nice milky lactose notes, finishing fairy sweet, slight bitterness. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1114) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home (2013 vintage) . Pours black with a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla - with a slightly bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8050) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Victor. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, oak, honey, vanilla and touch of green pepper. Medium body. Coffee still strong after a few years.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted aromas. Very roasted, dry coffee flavors, touch of sweetness, and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
13 edition. Thanks VT afro. Lt brown-black. A-coffee/roasty-dk malt. T-coffee/chocolate/roasty-dk malt with some sweet, some earthy hops biit of green pepper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2108) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Black pour. Small forced tan head. Little bit of lacing. Nice aroma of chocolate maltiness with some coffee notes. Taste is a sweet melange of malt, chocolate, and figs with a bit of coffee. A bit grainy in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3929) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle shared at Ed5388’s about 6 weeks ago. Poured a deep black body with a smaller beige head. Aroma of black coffee, dark burnt toast, creamer, earth, burnt malts. Medium body with stronger carbonation and lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor of coffee, barrel, burnt toast, earth, charred wood and charcoal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10816) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bomber (noted 1/2013)from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown/black with a somewhat fizzy dark tan head. Aroma is gritty coffee with some definite bourbon showing through. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is coffee, followed by bourbon/vanilla, followed by a little, very little, heat, followed by coffee, followed by gullet burn. This is the sort of coffee suggesting coffee grounds. Flavors are all rather strong. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle shared by Mike - thanks! Pours opaque black with a small brown head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is coffee, a bit stale, vanilla, roasted malts, coconut, bourbon. Flavor is the same, light sweet and medium bitter. Medium body.


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