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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: 217   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle thanks to Adam Jackson. 2012 vintage. Pitch black color with no head at this point. Aroma is light oak, chocolate, mild bourbon.

Flavor is good however it does show a touch of oxidation in the finish. Still pretty good, dark fruit, vanilla, oak, molasses and of course bourbon. Should have been consumed about 7 - 8 months ago. The body is still thicker and full and thatís what I want in an Impy stout. Still damn tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Black color, fluffy brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of creamy vanilla, coffee. Taste is smooth chocolate, vanilla, brandy. Very tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle @ Odense Get Together Short Notice, August-14. Pours black with a creamy head. Nose is roast and oak. Some licorice and charcoal. Bourbon and vanilla. Smooth and slick. Waauuuw. Tasty! Thanks to SFHOdense for sharing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Odense Late Summer Post-Munkekonge Whale Spotting Night. 2012 vintage. Black with a tiny off-white head. Roasted malty aroma with licorice and bourbon. Sweet, roasted flavour with malt, chocolate, coffee and bourbon. A little to burnt/ashy for my taste

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5204) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2014
22oz bottle of the 2012 vintage pours an inky black with some spitty ogf white head. Nose is sweet, molasses, vanilla, caramel, coconut, mild booze, a bit cakey. Flavor is sweet, boozy, caramel, mild chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla, rootbeer. Sweet but smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Smell is bourbon vanilla sweet. Black light pour. Taste is chocolate a bit sweet. So so. Iím drunk. Would like it could l cooler.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2412) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
16.06.2014, 0,65l bottle (2012 vintage) @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of mild and balanced at first, before the dry oaky touch cuts through, dark malts, caramel, cocoa, oak, ashes, whiskey, spices. Taste is slightly sweet, dark malts, caramel, dark sugar, mild sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, whiskey, sour coffee, hints of dried dark fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. 2012 vintage. An almost clear one, at least it looks so. Hard to tell actually, itís really dark brown in color. A small, dark beige head sits on top. The aroma is roasted and lightly coffeeish, with a sugary spiced touch, some booze, dark chocolate and toffee. Itís full-bodied and warming on the palate, perhaps a bit sweet, and with a nice carbonation level. Roasted malts, caramel sugary malts, some bourbon and wood, a spiced hint and some licorice. Lasting finish. Nice indeed, a sipper well worth a try. 140616

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (4235) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle (2012), shared with BBGTC feat. Yngwie and Meilby. Jet black body, small off-white head. Nose is dark chocolate, burnt sugar, coffee, licorice, mild bourbon woody tones, mild gunpowder-like smokey tones and hints of leather and alcohol. Taste is bourbon, wood, smokey coffee tones, caramel, alcohol, sweet licorice and hints of leather and Christmas spices. Medium to full body and carbonation. Highly pleasant and complex BA imperial stout, yummy stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle 650ml vintage 2012 @ ClubGonzo
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, oak, vanilla, some spices, vinous, licorice and hint of molasses. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, vinous, chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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