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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4 versions of Eclipse this year. Four Roses Single Barrel- 10 year old barrels. Barrels kept in cooler at around 36 degrees F. Approx 250 days aging. Should be a real treat. Estimated bottle count...1150. Subject to change...

Vintages:
2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2010")
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2011")
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED Wax with "2013")


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sample at fauxbab. 2013 red wax. Not digging this one. Would not have been happy if it were my $30 spent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As FiftyFifty 2010/2011 Imperial Eclipse (Four Roses Single Barrel) ].
[ Red wax - Vintage 2011 ]. Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, alcohol, light wood. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, wood, alcohol, coconut. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. A beer to my liking :D [20140301]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ataraxia (340) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Very dark brown, almost opaque, with a thin khaki head. Sugary aroma of toffee, coffee, milk chocolate, and oak. Fairly sweet, a bit syrupy. Well-carbonated, smooth, and full-bodied. Finish is sweet and mildly boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2013 Red Wax bottle and served in snifter: Pours jet black with a lovely lasting off white head. Nice oak and light handed bourbon notes. Charred, toast, mocha, and coffee. There is a bit of lingering green apple that distracts... a lot. The mouth feel is unexpected thinner than most of it siblings that said this does drink damn smooth for 11.9% ABV. Of the FiftyFifty Eclipse lineup this is by far my least favorite and not close to being worth what I paid for it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3009) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Serving: 2013 bottle, Four Roses variant. Jet black pour. Nice notes of wood, bourbon, and roasted malt. Surprisingly dry on the tongue with a slight burnt character that gets washed out by the bourbon and dark malt. Well balanced and with a very light sweetness coming through. Smooth on the tongue with a warming finish. Overall impression: Itís very, very good and Iím glad I got to try it. That being said, itís not one I would go back to due to the price point.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2014
Location/Date:Red wax 2013 bottle split with Dave on April 28th, 2014.

Appearance: Pours black opaque.
Aroma:Aroma of bourbon, roast.
Taste: Bourbon, roast, faint chocolate.
Palate: Medium body, slick.

Summary: Iím not an expert enough to know the differences between what happens in these barrels..but I know beer enough to know what is good. And this is.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1527) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
Sample thx to Mathieu87! APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: bourbon, sweet, coffee, chocolate, mocha. TASTE: bourbon, sweet, chocolate, nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
Bomber bottle, vintage 2013. Near black with tan head. Aroma sharp, of heather, alcohol, flowers and mild fruit. Taste is boozy, whiskey, flowers, canned fruit and some herby notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle (2013) at home - Easter Tasting. Pitch black - white head. Coconut. Fruity. Vanilla. Sweetness. Burned. High malty. Dried fruits. Oakey. Sweet oakey. Toasted coconut. Cocoa. Peated notes. Chocolate. Dark chocolate. Ok acid. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at Eclipse 7 tasting. Pours an opaque black with a small beige head. Smell of oak and spirit. Sweet with a burned dryness. Aromas of coco nut, alcohol, hints of peat and brown sugars. Also a bit of cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and sweet finish.


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