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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Single Barrel

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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)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Black wax ]. Clear dark dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - whisky - bourbon. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, roasted, chocolate, whisky, rye ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130315]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6588) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malt and berries. The flavor has intense bourbon notes with a great roasted balance. Chocolate, raisins and sweet ripe fruit. Great balance. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
22 oz bottle, 2012, poured into a tulip. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is chocolate, bourbon, wood. Taste is a great balance of chocolate, espresso, bourbon, fudge, wood. Great coating mouthfeel. I’ve tried several Eclipses and this was the best so far.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (1045) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
I’ll start by saying that Evan Williams is my favorite bourbon. So, buying a duplicate bottle of the Eclipse Evan Williams by "mistake" (as far as my wife knows) turned out to be a blessing because it afforded me the opportunity to try this guy and cellar the other one. It pours an opaque, very dark brown with glints of cola brown around the bottome edge of the glass when held to the light. A 1/2 inch burnt caramel colored head forms and sits atop the nearly black liquid, making the appearance very appealing. The aromas aren’t obtrusive like one would expect with a BA imperial stout. But the oaky vanilla comes through first, followed by some roasted malt, and some faint bourbon last. The mouthfeel is nearly perfect for this beer. Not just the style, but the way this particular beer manifests itself. Despite it being a BA imperial stout, the flavors aren’t huge, so the smooth, creamy, a bit chewy, but not viscous mouthfeel is the perfect combination with the aromas and flavors. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, and dark, ripe fruit all come through pretty distinctively. The bourbon alcohol remains on the back of the tongue after the beer has been swallowed. I am really enjoying this one, but not quite as much as the Elijah Craig 12 year old.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, vinous, bourbon, vanilla and notes of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1242) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours dark brown with a light lacing light brown creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar, honey, vinous notes, light oxidation. Taste is very sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium+, texture is thick/oily, carbonation is lively. Finish is bitter roasted malt, warming booze and honeysweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Thick body, high malty, high sweetness, vanilla, coconut, coffee, lots of bourbon, licorice, sharp warming alcohol, vinous, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, soft back body and the lots of sweetness and alcohol....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of bourbon. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of bourbon. Roasted finish of bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate. Smooth chocolate and roasted malty. Bitter and lingering chocolate smooth finish. Bitter and dark roasted malty into the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a very dark brown with a vague reddish hue and a small beige head. Sweet bourbonish aroma, sweet roast and vanilla. Rich body, loads of sweet roast and Bourbon. Warming alcohol. Very enjoyable. 150313


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