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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Single Barrel

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
95
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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)


Jesterdeal's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4340) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2013 and served in BCBS snifter: Pours near opaque with a fading but still lasting frothy tan head and minimal lace some oily tears. Rich vanilla, marzipan, fig, and dark chocolate overtones along with moderate to light anise, roast, char, leather, tobacco, oak, hazelnut and even some smoke. This is amongst the lower roasted of the versions I have had, pretty darn sweet but not not tooth hurting. Love the mouthfeel, vinous and lush but still quite drinkable. Glad to try this now retired brew, yum!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Black with a good beige head. Aroma is liquorice, bourbon, wood, dark fruits. Full bodied, slightly slick mouthfeel, fantastic balance of roasty and sweet dark fruit. Taste is prunes, dates, liquorice,bourbon. Nice

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
2012 bottle share. Brilliant aroma of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, wood, raisin. Taste is excellently balanced candied sugar sweetness, with dark chocolate/coffee and woody bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, smooth, and a perfect slightly dry finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4551) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Thx! to Mathieu87 & PriorL. 2010 Vintage. 650 ml. bottle sampled @ “Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT”. Way, way better than the 3 other varieties I tried before this one. Blackish, mocha bubbles. Nose is thick chocolate, mocha, caramel, warming bourbon. Taste is thick chocolate, very creamy, vanilla bourbon, very thick & integrated. Coffee, very sweet, lots of milk chocolate. Rich body. Really surprised by this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2313) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at "Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT"- pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, coffee, whiskey. TASTE: chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, bit chili in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8123) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Good tan-cream head over black beer. Vanilla/Bourbon jumping out of the glass, sweet, luxurious, roasted. Sweet, Bourbon, vanilla, but also sweet ossewit(animal deepfrying fat, sweet). Roastiness is very low, for an Imperial Stout; Medium to well-bodied, utterly slick. Excellent, with some surprising touches, Todd.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (1218) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is 2012 br2. It is a dark brown with a slight head the aroma is coffee the taste is delicious and coffee with an after taste of licorice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3858) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle. Vintage 2012, bottle number BR/2. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon. Flavors of vaniila, oak and bourbon. Hot boozy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (9351) - 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!


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