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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Gourmet Haus Staudt Blend

FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Gourmet Haus Staudt Blend
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2012 Vintage Gray/Silver Wax

This version is a special blend that will be sold only at GHS in Redwood City

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2468) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Pre pale ale tasting/Dolle und Halling Maters of the Universe tasting. Dark brown body with a medium offwhite head. Black body with a medium head. Chocolate, licorice, oak. Smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14925) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle @ Pre Pale Ale Tasting/ Dolle und Halling Masters Of The Universe Tasting. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Roasted malts, coffeee, vanilla and chocolate. Vanilla and oak. Really tasty stuff. Thanks Jacob for sharing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
pours black, like motor oil going into an oil pan. a quick fizz of some tan bubbles but dissipates as quick as it formed. has a nice a licorice presence, roasted malt, solid sweetness. silky body with an abrupt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Deep brown color, chocolate colored head. This beer has more roasted malt and dry bitterness than I expected. Some good coffee and chocolate notes, but still a tad roastier than I would want.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a viscus black with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt and oak. Smooth, very full mouth feel with flavours of vanilla, dark fruit and molasses. Excellent of burnt malt, coffee and some bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Sample from a 22oz bottle, 2012 vintage. Very dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Big dark chocolate, light coffee in the nose. Light vanilla. Bigger body, smooth, lighter carbonation. Great bigger chewy texture, more dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, light boozy warmth, not a bad amount. Kind of nice. Awesome vanilla bourbon, brownie, light spice finish. Lightly dry finish. Very tasty, chewy barrel-aged imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend for his birthday. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Nose consisting of whiskey, chocolate, caramel and some roast. Malty and chocolatey flavor with whiskey and vanilla before a bitter dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing 2012 vintage bottle during his 50th birthday bash. Brownish-black pour with a medium foamy tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, bourbon and chocolate. The finish is oaky with a dark chocolate and dark fruit aftertaste. Good beer all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a snifter. "Steel Gray" wax so I presume this is the correct listing. 3.5 A: Black color. One finger of creamy beige head. Retention is average and a few whisps of lacing are left. 3.5 S: Smells good, but itís tame by Eclipse standards. Leathery, sweet bourbon with notes of coffee, roast, oak, and vanilla. Chocolate from the base, but not much else (as is always a complaint from me). Lightly boozy with a light solventy note, but smooth overall. 3.0 T: Like the nose, itís not bad, itís just tame. Chocolate from the base, but otherwise it doesnít do it for me. The bourbon is more mellow than almost all other variants Iíve had. Still, it has a nice complexity - leather, sweet raisin, roast, oak, vanilla, apple, and melon. 3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Smooth, but too damn light (my other persistant complaint). 3.0 D: Not my favorite, but still worth a try if you are a fan of the brand. Serving type: bottle 12-23-2012 05:20:38

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Hazy dark brown pour with a small, fat-bubbled, lightly-tanned head. Decent retention. The bouquet is a blend of bourbon, caramel, fudge, black malts and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied and watery with gentle carbonation. The flavor is medium-sweet, offering black malt, brownies, fudge and whiskey. Finishes a touch boozy and mildly sweet! World class beer provided by a world class guy, 50belair!

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