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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Single Barrel

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
4 versions of Eclipse this year. The lions share will go to Evan Williams Single Barrel. Barrels were 10-13 years old. These barrels were kept in an ambient temp storage situation. Approx 180 days in the wood. Should be somewhat bourbon forward with notable barrel character behind the spirit. Beer may have thinned due to storage temp and mild vinous notes based on oxygen pickup during aging. Estimated bottle count...3500. Subject to change...

2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Williams Single Barrel - (BLACK Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Williams Single Barrel - (BLACK Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Williams Single Barrel - (BLACK Wax)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours an inky black with an off white head leaving decent lacing. Aromas of coffee chocolate and a touch of whiskey. Tastes of deliciousness, notes of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of the whiskey. Absolutely fantastic beer worth seeking out!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep ink black with mocha head. Aroma is big bourbon whiskey, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and leather. Taste is bourbon, oak, chocolate and roasted coffee. Full bodied bold stout that is a little rough big a great enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4178) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Just realized this was the one that slipped into the cart not knowing it was 30 bucks. Wish I would have this at a more sober time. Black and oil taste. Choclate and coffee taste. Good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver. Black body topped by small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some whiskey, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, whiskey, milk chocolate, light char. Sticky medium-full body, light alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (817) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
Pour is black, with a thin reddish/brownish hue, with virtually no head. Aroma has plenty of coffee, some chocolate, dry wood, slight leather, roasted malts, perhaps some tart(?) - from the wood, and a whole lot of bourbon (nice). The taste starts with a looong and lingering sweetness, with a nice bitter and roasted notes finish. Medium/semi-full bodied, with the perfect amount of semi-flat carbonation, with a tickling sensation on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Aroma is chocolate with whiskey cherry and some booze. Appearance is thick black dirty motor oil with a nice caramel head that though weak is sticky. The taste is chocolate with woodash that finishes with caramelized sugar. Mouth feel is somewhat drying but sticky at the same time. Overall very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7421) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
650 ml bottle @ PBF2013.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of honey, dark chocolate, wood and licorice. Flavour of roasted malts, honey, boozy "cheap" bourbon, grassy bitterness and mild spruce notes. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a burning alcohol finish with strong bourbon sweetness. Barrel runs over the interesting and complex flavours here. Destroys the base beer in a way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7884) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
65 cl bottle @ PBF 2013. 2012 vintage with black wax.
Pours very deep dark red, almost black color with a small beige head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, dark chocolate and hops. Flavor of licorice, roasted malts, syrup. some tar and honey. Feels a bit harsh and the balance is a bit off. Somewhat disappointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5043) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
650ml bottle @ PBF 2013 from a trade with Hugonaut13. Thanks!

Bottle BR/1 2012 - Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of strong bourbon notes, vanilla, wood, oak, roastiness, honey, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet, sticky, bourbony and wooden with notes of oak, honey and vanilla. Hints of dark chocolate and coffee as well. Sweet and sticky finish with some roastiness and loads of bourbon. A bit too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22854) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottled@PBF VIII. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some ripe fruits and mild raisins. Flavour is raisins, plum, some alcohol as well as mild vanilla.

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