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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Hiram Walker / Christian Bros. Brandy Barrel

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Brandy Barrels.

Original Release Info: 2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Hiram Walker>Christian Bros Brandy barrels (3 turns). This is one of four versions for 2010. Fairly oak neutral with some brandy notes. Added French oak spiral to each barrel. Estimated bottle count 350-400. Subject to change.

Vintages:
2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout Hiram Walker/Christian Bros. - (PURPLE OR BROWN WAX w/ 2010)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout Brandy Barrel Blend Christian Bros - (BURGUNDY WAX w/ 2011)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1830) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2015
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, brandy, muscovado sugar. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, muscovado sugar and brandy. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with a medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1888) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
Pours dark low off white head Aromas of orange chocolate, coffee, green fruits Taste nice creamy of caramel, brown sugar, chocolate

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2802) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, chocolate, brandy barrels. Taste is sweet, dark fruit and port, light boozy lingering finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
2011 bottle at Apex. Aroma is chocolate, brandy, dates, hint of oak. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, hint of booze on the finish. Taste is date, caramel, brandy, oak, booze. Surprisingly hot after 4 years.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (629) - - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, 2011 vintage, opened 2014. Purple-black in color, not overly muddy. One finger of tan froth. Sweet and fruity nose. Prunes, mostly, though milk chocolate and vanilla beans appear as well. Smooth flavor. Chocolate and dark fruits blend, with moderate bitterness finishing things up. Age has helped the blend but has muted the flavors a bit. Very low CO2 in an oily medium-full body. Overall: good not great. A smooth, easy drink for how big it is, though.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kazin (255) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared during a tasting with friends. Great deal of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some brandy barrel notes.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2894) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours thicker coffee black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is light vanilla and big sweet barrel without complex roasted malts. Flavor is so my better bringing big chocolatey and sweet coffee malts so smooth on the palate! The chocolate settles so nicely on the tongue with vanilla and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2011 bottle. Black, small tan head. Big and sweet, barrel adds very little. Some harsh alcohol in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
wasn’t sure I’d like this one, but it worked pretty dang well. added sweetness and complexity with the brandy/chocolate combo unique and tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2129) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
shared 2011 bomber bottle. poured a deep black colour with a nice bigger tanned mocha head. chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, oak, sweet apples, red fruits. lot of the brandy barrel in the taste. nice fruity and vanilla finish. nice full bodied mouthfeel


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