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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Steve. Black with tan head. Aroma has lots of coconut, chocolate. Taste is rich, roasty, chocolate, oaky, vanilla, coconut. Nicely balanced, sweet and clean.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4974) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s tasting from Paris
opaque cola brown, beige lacing, sweet, vanilla, fruity, moderate carbonation, cola, caramel. Spicey, umami.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Thanks Steve! Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate. Taste is boozy chocolate. Rye whisky spice. Boozy finish.
12th July, Daisy tasting

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is coconut, chocolate, vanilla, taste is rich chocolate, bourbon, dry, roasted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20710) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
bottle at home ... daisy tasting ... dark brown black .. thin tan lacing ... soft dark chcolate roast malts ... light chocolate roast malt nose ... soft chocolate .. dark roast ... soft malts ... soft chocolate .. sweet chocolate .. light chocolate linger ...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3876) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of vanilla and coffee. Taste is more subtle than I hoped for, with vanilla, mild booze and some salty notes. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6482) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zeebra 2015, small sample, as Rittenhouse rye. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of dark roast, chocolate, bit coffee, slight cookie, touch of vanilla. Bit sweet in taste, roasty bitterness, slight sweet vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (2216) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
Aroma: Smelling of bread, figs, dates, coffee, chocolate, dill and oak.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A low brown head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, dates, pepper, coffee and oak.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body.
Overall: Smooth, relaxing. Nice.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2015-06-06.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9251) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
Tasted as Rittenhouse Rye Barrel 2011 No head left, black beer with deepbrown sidelining. Rich alcoholic/chocolate/stout nose, superb whisky aroma, intense vanilla. Sweet, vanilla, wood, full chocolate, cocoa powder, young oak. Sample gone a bit lame, alcoholwarming, fully viscous. Rye, it seems - if one had said Bourbon, I’d have believed it too. Many thanks to M & L V.!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of whiskey, wood, coffee, licorice, booze, chocolate, raw sugar and toast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, licorice, booze, wood and whiskey. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good but not the best Eclipse.


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