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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Single Barrel

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


Jesterdeal's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and bitter coffee. Pours black with no head. Taste is black cherry, bitter coffee, and chocolate. Not my fav but solid.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2840) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. 2012 black wax. Nose is fudge and brownies. Some dark chocolate. Decadent. Black pour with dark brown highlights. Minimal head. Tate is a sugary sweet brownie with mid palate warming and a finish that leaves me tingling. Lots of rich chocolate and sugar but well short of cloying or diabetes. Pretty dang good for a big boozy stout

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Waxed bomber 2012 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, light oak and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate bourbon finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Alexeyís place. 2013 bottle. Black with a light brown head. Great aroma of bourbon, chocolate, oak, vanilla. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some licorice, dark fruits, wood, and an alcohol touch. Rather full-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1929) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
Pours dark low to no head Aromas of figs, dades, coffee, soy, peated malts Taste has caramel, figs, dades, chocolate, hints of coffee

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2840) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of wood, dark chocolate, light coffee, light vanilla and bourbon. Taste is sweet and boozy with mellow bourbon finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1021) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
From notes. Finally found the long-lost notebook from the 4 Elf Party at Dark Horse on December 13! So, thatís where this was found. Shared by someone as I was wandering around the line making friends. Vintage 2013. The pour is a lighter black than I was expecting to see, but it does have a nice dense, layer of dark tan head and some decent lace. The aroma is heavy malt, with a great roast, though light, and a nice bourbon heat to it. There is definitely some barrel and a nice vanilla undertone. Light cocoa comes through on the back end. The flavor is a little less complex. There is the vanilla and bourbon, but the malts kind of dominate the show here. There is a nice heat on the back end. The mouth feel is a little light. The carbonation I think could be helped here, but itís not bad at all. Coats the mouth decently, and hangs a couple of seconds. The aftertaste is lingeringly malty, with a hint of bitter chocolate

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (4144) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2015
tons of sweet bourbon roasted malt, dark chocolate. Tons of oak and bourbon and excellent balance

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (435) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Big bourbon barrel aroma, oaky, soy sauce like with vanilla, caramel and ryebread. Not that super roasted or dark Imperial stout, more like a slightly roasted barley wine which seems to umph the bourbon barrel aging a ton, in this beer the bourbon barrel drives completely, even though itís quite thin it, that didnít seem to matter too much as itís to me closer to a dark barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2984) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Black waxed 2013 bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a deep black with thin ring of tan bubbly head. Aroma of big barrel notes, vanilla and whiskey, barely there roast notes. Taste follows, big on the barrel, smooth and sweet, chocolate hints. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4735) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
22oz 2013 black wax capped bottle from Spirits Brick Blvd. Poured a great looking pitch black sollid body under a full thicker foamy dark beige head. Aroma/flavor is smooth for a big beer. Notes of whiskey, smooth chocolate, vanilla extract, dark fruit skins, char and barrel and a touch of vanilla pudding. Awesome big body that is full and creamy, milkshake like, with soft carbonation. Awesome beer.


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