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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrels

Vintages:
2009 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig) - (Purple Wax)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2015 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10348) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
22 oz bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland. BR 1/2014. Thanks Timo A!
Black color with a small creamy tan head. Sweetness, malt and whiskey in the aroma. Sweet whiskey and sweet malt in the flavor. Warms. Smooth as silk. Full and rich. I’m still not convinced it’s worth 38 eur. Well, let’s celebrate Timo’s 50 years!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jultsu (745) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
@ISKTR 2016. Bottle run no. BR 1/2014. Mustanruskea, niukka reunoille vetäytyvä kahvivaahto. Tuhti tuima tuoksu, suklaatakin? , suutuntuma suussasulava kahvi, alkoholi yltyy suussa viipyessään, lakritsaa, kurkussa polttavaa alkoholia, perus nektaria. Miellyttävä kokonaisuus, vaan itse kaipaisin enemmän hapokkuutta ja yläpäätä. Sangen nautittava kuitenkin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9274) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
651 ml bottle @ ISKTR 2016. 2014 vintage, purple wax. Br. 01/2014.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Roasted malts on the aroma, bourbon, wooden notes, caramel, dark chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is vanilla and bourbon, dark chocolate, wooden tones, dryness, bitterness. Complex and rich, very nice.
4425

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
650ml bottle @ ISKTR. 2014 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, buttery notes, vanilla and oak. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, hints of buttery notes and coffee. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, butter and coffee. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
65,1 cl bottle @ ISKTR ’16
BR 1 2014, purple wax
Aroma is sweet and very "American". Fruitiness, licorice and vanilla. Feels already sticky even though I have not tasted yet. Flavour has alcohol, licorice, sweet vanilla tones and wood. Alcohol balances the sweetness here. A slow sipper. Wait, no, THE slow sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, bourbon, and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1625) - Nevada, USA - JUL 29, 2016
2015 bottle. Pours brown, dark, and brooding with a light brown head. Burnt sugar, toasted almonds, and toffee aromas. Flavor is plums, but heavy on licorice, smoke, and coffee too. The finish mellows out with a residual sweetness that I find very appealing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4818) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, purple wax, BR 3/13. Served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% Pitch black colour on the body, one finger of thick, brown head on top, with quite good retention Aroma has lots of bourbon, wood, iodine, plums, molasses, dark fruits, nice hints of alcohol. Sweet taste with plenty of bourbon again, light liquorice, dark fruits, plums, burnt sugars, wood, alcohol, light vanilla. Medium body with soft carbonation. Sticky on the palate. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3995) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
2014 Bottle at Cafe Sara, march 5th 2016. Black body with a solid brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roast and raisin. Complex bourbon and coffee taste with a smooth sliky cocoa and vanilla presence. Forest berries in finish with a delightful roasty aftertaste, vanilla hints. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OminouSC2 (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Very crisp, clear dark brown color. Aromas of dark roasted chocolate malt, sweet bourbon that adds vanilla and toffee. Roasted taste with a lot of bourbon flavors, vanilla, caramel, and slight burning alcohol. Warm, long finish that makes you wanna savour the moment - only to take another sip again.


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