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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in special release Elijah Craig 20 Year Bourbon Barrels

Note from the brewer: The white wax 2011 Eclipse was all 20 year. There was no such brand when we acquired barrels, so we called it 18 year. We have since found out that the 20 year old barrels were dumped for a 20yo Elijah Craig special bottling.

Vintages:
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig 18/20 Year Barrel) = White Wax
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel) = White Wax


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16475) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle shared at GBBF 13, thanks to Joris, 13/08/13. Mid black with a thin tan head. Nose is bourbon, oaky, toffee, chocolate. Taste comprises dark chocolate, earthy tones, dark toffee, bourbon infused wood, hint of bitterness. Full end of medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate. Great stuff, plenty of depth to the flavours and easy drinking belying the 10% ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (16443) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Intensiv malzig schokoladiger Antrunk, Noten von Vanille, steigende Se. Vollmundig, dabei sehr weich, ein wenig trocken, dennoch rund. Zum Ende etwas Alkohol, holzige Noten. Langer Nachhall, weiterhin sehr weich. Gut. 10/12/13/12/11/12

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 22oz, at TFODRBSG 2012. As FiftyFifty 2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig 18 Year). An almost black one, topped by a tan head of moderate size. The aroma has some roasted malts, as well as dark chocolate, coffee, some alcohol and a touch of booze. Full-bodied and warming, rather sweet on the palate. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some booze. Vanilla hints. Lasting finish with a nice boozyness. Although sweet and boozy, its a damn fine beer. 120818

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16377) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, fruits, vanilla, bourbon, wood, chocolate and notes of coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (15940) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle 660ml @Beer Hunters. Vintage 2012. White wax. Opaque black, small off-white head. Roasted, dark fruits, bourbon. Medium-bodied. Toasted, warming alcohol, sweetish vanilla and toffee. More roast and alcohol in the aftertaste. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15636) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours viscous and black in color with a finger of tan head. Intense barrel and bourbon aromas, especially charred wood. There is a nice vanilla note to it and plenty of dark chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is also quite heavy on the barrel/char flavors as well as the vanilla. A nice bit of chocolate and roasted malt, minimal coffee notes. Light sweetness of molasses in the background. Medium bodied with smooth, low carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (15472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
Fast schwarz, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, Kleber, Vanille, Toffee, Kaffee, Alkohol. Geschmack nach Vanille, Karamell, Holz, Schokolade, Kaffee, Alkohol, lecker!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee and coconut. Sweet, smooth and oily. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at home - Easter Tasting. Pitch black - offwhite head. Ryebread, licorice, fruity, some bittenerss, dark fruits, oiley, light sharpness, brown sugar, cake, Sucker.............

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14833) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, hops, medium sweet, and medium bitter.


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