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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This entry serves as the core listing for all Imperial Eclipse Stout vintages aged in rye barrels. These include:

2014 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye Version (Forest Green Wax 2014)

2012 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye Version (Green Wax 2012)

2011 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye Version. (GREEN WAX w/ "2011")

2010 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye version. (GREEN WAX with "2010")

2009 Vintage:
Heaven Hill Rye version. (GREEN WAX with "2009")

Original batch was just 2009 Rye barrels sourced from Heaven Hill. For the 2010 release, Todd delved deeper with the barrel provider and found his barrels (and previous barrels) to all be Rittenhouse barrels. Hence, the alias.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Vintage 2010. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice aroma with hints of whiskey. Thick roasted malty chocoalte and licorice and rye whiskey flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate, coffee and licorice finish with woody hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Shared by Daknole. Pour is deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows lots of dark chocolate, bourbon, and roasted malt. Flavor shows the same with a definate rye spiciness as well as some black cherry. Overall body is full and viscous with a great boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.

ABV: 9.5%. Clear dark black colour with a small, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, fruity - berries, raisin, prunes, wood, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet raisin - prunes, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110730]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Very dark brown beer that is just about transparent. Pale tan head. Semi dry palate. Rich dark malt with some chocolate and coffee. Mild creamy lactose. Minerals. Finishes dry. Pretty well joined up and tasty beer.

23rd October 2012
THE Eclipse Tasting. Pretty much as above but noticed some dark fruits and a little spice in the bourbon. Enjoyed it more this time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
This is fantastic. Just the right amount of liquor flavor to compliment the malty body. The malt is very complex and roasty and the twinge of rye at the end. The body is perfect. Strong alcohol yet not overly heavy, but not too thin to not have enough flavor. I can’t say anything bad about Eclipse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
bottle at papsoe tasting. pitcyh dark, small white head. roasted stuff, caramel, hoppy balance in the aroma. flavor is roasted smalts, sweet malts, very faint herbal sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle (#738 vintage 2010) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Licorice, fruity, grainy notes, wooden, berries, chocolate, sweetness, wooden, bread, caramel, toffee, light vanilla, whiskey. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, breadish and wooden. Sweet, toffee, caramelish and roasted to breadish malty. Biscuity. Ends roasted dark malty and slight sweet, growing bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32181) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of soy sauce, roasted malt, and rye. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, roasted malt, rye, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Vintage 2010. Pours black with a vague reddish tint. Sweet whiskey aroma, sweet roast and dark fruits. Solid body, carbonation is a little low, hard yet sweet roast, lots of raisins. Boozy finish, still with sweet roast. Well made indeed. 170611

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