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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This entry serves as the core listing for all Imperial Eclipse Stout vintages aged in rye barrels. These include:

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.


UDBeernut's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1627) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Had a few days ago, rating from notes. 2011 bottle. Dark pour, thin dark khaki head that disappears. Nose of whiskey, chocolate, burnt caramel, toffee. Full body but totally slick and creamy.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2806) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle , 2010 vintage . Pours black . No real head . Smell is bourbon , oak . Taste is sweet , bourbon , oak , rather sharp . Roasted malts Nice . Very good .

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (271) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2010 spicy rye, chocolate, cherry, light cardboard/oxidation, dry espresso, honey. Honey lends this beer a really velvety texture however this one has thinned out a bit too much for my taste. I think I’d prefer 2-3 years of age.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (1833) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 - bottle shared by me. Black pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon. Taste was a nice blend of chocolate sweetness with some bourbon heat. Sweetness upfront and then the bourbon comes in at the end. One of the better Eclipse variants.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (5989) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bomber shared at Folty’s. Very dark inky brown pour with a spotty head. Awesome aroma and taste of bourbon and wood. I’m picking up a hint of red wine as well. Slightly dry on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2939) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, 2011 vintage, from Stephen Morris (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: black, opaque, no effervescence, no head no lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, woody, light ink, alcohol; mouth: roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, woody, light ink, alcohol, ashy, finale in bourbon with ashy presence, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, 9,5 %, millésime 2011, de Stephen Morris (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : noire, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, bourbon, boisé, léger encre, alcool; bouche : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, bourbon, boisé, léger encre, alcool, cendré, finale en bourbon avec présence cendrée, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1107) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
2012 vintage. 22 oz bottle courtesy of Greg, served in a stem glass. Pours deep black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves no lace. The nose has huge notes of vanilla, oak and molasses, along with chocolate and tobacco. The flavour is moderately sweet with huge bourbon notes, vanilla and molasses, along with chocolate and tobacco. The finish is long and toasty with vanilla and bourbon. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and almost no carbonation. Overall this is a beautiful imperial stout with very nice vanilla and bourbon notes. A delight. 2014-03-29

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2011 bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head that diminished to nothing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast, dark fruits, chocolate, with nice sweet finish. Very impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10471) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark toasted chocolate malt, alcohol and vanilla wood aroma. Copious body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Another standout version.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bomber to snifter (2012 Rittenhouse Rye vintage; shared by Tmoney99). Looks good; a cloudy chocolate with thin beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, rye whiskey, and oak. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Enjoyable.


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