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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Single Barrel

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95
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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...

Vintages:
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)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2372) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
BR 1 of 2012 .... Black pour, thin off white cream head and light lacing .... aroma of coconut, roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon and light chocolate .... taste is of coconut, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, oaky, light bourbon and some bitter hop ...... mouthfeel is oily, slick, and soft .... bitter dry hoppy finish with a lingering roastedness ... excellent, abv hidden well and very drinkable

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5098) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Dave, thanks
Black with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma of whiskey, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and bready
Very good

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dave, black wax 2012 version. Pours a jet black color with a small beige head. A huge barrel nose of vanilla, chocolate and sugars. Lots of brown malty flavors, oak big barrel, vanilla, roast, loads of sugary dark fruity. Very good as are all of the eclipse brews.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (758) - USA - MAY 25, 2013
Very dark brown, clear, beige head. Aroma of cocoa, dark bread crusts, nutty notes, raisins, moderate bourbon. Flavor: deep malt with dark bread (pumpernickel), dark fruit, nutty notes, cocoa, cola, great balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Split a 22oz bottle of the 2012 vintage three ways. Poured a dark black color with a dark tan head. Aroma was sweet malts - plenty of barrle notes - not as smooth as the other three I had that night. Plenty of whiskey notes - Evan Williams, some vanilla notes, roasted character. Wish it was just a touch more mellowed out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle share by Brian/Ryan, dark reddish brown/tea colored. Has a noticeable boozy aroma, nice chocolate and some oak. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, nice barrel notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
April 25, 2013 - bottle via trade. Very dark brown pour with head that left a thin film. Nice bourbon in the aroma and taste. Another great beer in the series.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber - thanks Ryan! Deep cola / dark brown pour. Smaller frothy head. Nice whiskey/bourbon nose with roasty malts. Smooth palate. Chocolate and roast coffee taste. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 25, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Raisin, alcohol, minty, hot alcohol, barrel thinned this out, bitter chocolate, warming, woody, spicy. A solid beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal. S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, booze. T - Sweet dark chocolate and caramel malts, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, touch of dark fruit, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet, and lightly spicy finish. D - Great barrel aged stout. The bourbon is a very smooth and works very well with the base beer.


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