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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Evan Williams Single Barrel

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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)

kimjongill's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimjongill (207) - - JAN 23, 2013
From 2012 bottle, fresh. Appearance is not among my favorite stouts. Pours deep black with a thick, dark tan head. Aroma is top notch. Lots of vanilla from the bourbon and chocolate from the malt. Amazing how the bourbon notes come off as separate and not just as a singular "bourbon". Taste and mouthfeel are both spectacular. Overall, I have to knock off an additional point for value, as I feel like this beer is a bit overpriced in general. I would still put it in my top 5 stouts, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8713) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2016
22 oz bottle with black wax via trade from notes. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, a hint of smoke, bourbon, some vanilla and wood, bourbon barrel works pretty well with this some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7960) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bomber to snifter (2013 vintage, bottle run no. 2 - black wax; thanks Ferris). Looks good; a very dark (almost dull black) cola with foamy beige head. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, oak, mild roast, and a bit of unaversive oxidation. Tastes like it smells, but less rich, with a mildly bitter medium full-bodied mouthfeel that’s slightly warming on the finish. Enjoyable, and drinks easier than 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (3771) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2016
Catch up rating from Saturday’s RIS bottle share. Thanks Rich! What a way to cap the night. A standout from start to finish. Warm, welcoming boozy aroma, taste brings in elements of wood and whiskey, and lots of sub-currents of chocolate and molasses. All around excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5640) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. nose is big bourbon barrel vanilla roast malts coffee. Taste is more of the heavy bourbon barrel vanilla brown sugar chocolate and plenty of the sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3350) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Near black pour with a thin beige cap. Rich aroma of bourbon barrel and roast, light vanilla and dark chocolate. Sweet taste is loaded with bourbon barrel, vanilla, chocolate, and roast. Potent. Smooth and silky, very delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2013: Served in a taster: Black body with small brown head/lacing. Aroma is an insanely rich and balanced mix of bourbon, vanilla, roast, light soy, light earthy... Flavour is bourbon, liquorice, vanilla, brown sugars, light soy, light bitter... Aftertaste is more bitter with roast, some bohrbon, delicious. Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7387) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Sehr intensives Bier. Schon fast dickflüssig mit tief dunklem Körper. Aromenreich mit intensiv-voluminantem wood with a smooth Bourbon aroma on top. The wood is present all the time, the Bourbon is soft and fits ideal into the dark and rich chocolate malty beer. Creamy smooth in the aftertaste, the aromas are at par, not much bitterness, brown sugar, chocolate and great woody Bourbon! Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (15445) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
Fast schwarz, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kaffee, bittere Schokolade, Karamell, Lakritze, Alkohol. Geschmack nach Kaffee, Schokolade, dunkle Früchte, Holz, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2439) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Shared with Koelschtrinker and Beerhunter111. Black color with tan ring. Aroma is black chocolate, vanilla, booze on the second smell. Taste is more black chocolate, some spices, vanilla, toffee, not as boozy as the Elijah Craig 20yo one. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (16429) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Leicht alkoholischer Antrunk, sehr schokoladig. Würzig, nussig, rund süßlich. Konstante Intensität, starke Würzigkeit, weich. Super! 10/12/12/12/11/12

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