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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Single Barrel

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RATINGS: 238   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (11003) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage [from trade with mista, thanks!] @ home. Last beer rating of 2014. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head that lasts for a decent while and leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma is malts, liquor, lightly bourbon, nuts, roasted malts. Taste malts, lightly roasted malts, slightly bourbon, chocolate, lightly bitter, nuts, a bit sweetness from the alcohol. Medium to full body, smooth texture, suitable carbonation. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
December 19, 2014. Bottle at home, vintage 2013 / batch #2.
Reddish black with dense tan head. Aroma is oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coconut and green pepper notes. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with bourbon, oak, chocolate. Finish is light to medium bitter, oak, bourbon and caramel. Medium to full bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3681) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
Light tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas vanilla caramel dark chocolate bourbon note fudge touch fruit dried note rich smooth coffee cocoa the flavours vanilla prominent oak notes bourbon barrelling notes beautiful coffee smoothness medium bitter rich chocolate raisins fig honey superb tasting imperial although oak a little strong here the finish best tastes bourbon touch malts backing fruit tastes lasting bitter and a cram touch a long with the bourbon goodness very good imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8174) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle, 2013 vintage, shared with Parksy and JJ (while watching Hobo With A Shotgun). Hearty near-black pour, low dark brown head. Chocolate and roast marry nicely to sweet bourbon notes without being boozy at all, some aniseed, treacle notes. Very balanced, and second only to the Four Roses barrel in this series. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1585) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
From notes. 2013 Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, bourbon. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (3739) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle run #1/2013 with black wax clocking in at 11.9% ABV. Black with two fingers of tan head. Aromas of sweet bourbon, oak, some vanilla and honey. Mostly bourbon on the nose but very nice. Tastes of bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, sweet dark fruit and maybe a little berry-like note, a bit of honey. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Nicely balanced bourbon. Alcohol is very well masked for 11.9%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11246) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Etched glass bottle. Weekly tasting. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, honey, roast chocolate and vanilla. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Dark aromas, some malty and sweet aromas. Dark malt and dry tones, oak and whiskey tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1008) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Aromas of malted barley, chocolate, oak, toffee, roasted malts, burnt sugar and maple syrup. Pours black in the glass. Taste is creamy caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, dry roasted barley, and grain malt overtones. Other notes of maple syrup, fermented sugars, cocoa, spices and woody bourbon hang about the palate. Finishes slightly sweet with slick caramel and booze. A rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (8929) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. Marked 11.9% ABV, also 2, 2013. Black wax.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear dark red to black color, small dark brown head. Mineral, milk, stones, grainy scent. Malty, sweet, sirup, bitter taste. Sweet, bitter aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

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