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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Mellow Corn Barrel

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2012 Vintage - Gold Wax

Aged in Mellow Corn Bourbon barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
Bottled. Pours pitch black, with a small, dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, corn, wood and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft to flat carbonation. A very nice Impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pliny_SR (37) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with 1 finger of tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Medium body with a nice velvety texture. Flavor is a slightly sweeter version of the base beer with predominantly roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee with subtle whiskey and oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (3567) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
14.01.2015, 0,65l bottle (2012 vintage} sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry boozy, whiskey, minerals, oak, dark malts, licorice, burnt caramel, grass, sour coffee. Taste is slightly sour-ish boozy, oak, grass, whiskey, dark malts, dark sugar, vanilla, sour coffee, burnt caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry sour-ish mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (1066) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle shared with bbgtc. Pours a black body producing a medium sized lightly tanned head. Looking creamy and nice. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts and corn. Hints of alcohol and oak. Taste is moderate sweet with alcohol warmth and vanilla. Oaken notes, corn syrup and roasted malts. Close to full bodied, softly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a black body with a large creamy light beige head. Nose is wood, vanilla, boozy nail polish remover-ish tones, corn, chocolate, grains, hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is dark chocolate, booze, coconut, peanuts, brown sugar, bourbon, hints of coffee, vanilla, leather, licorice and wood. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. The taste profile is fortunately a lot better than the aroma, but all in all this is the least impressive specimen of this series for me so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15096) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Tasting January, 2015. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, coffee, bourbon and wood. Simple and quite tasty. Slick and vinous. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1261) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared. Thanks simon! Aroma of sweet sweet can-. With chocolates melting in my pants. Delicious hard wood. Oh my wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, hazelnuts. Taste is very much the same with some roasted malts and sweet bourbon notes as well. Mouthfeel is very smooth with almost not carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Dark brown/black with a large beige head. Aroma is dates, raisins, whiskey, chocolate. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, complex on the palate with a subtly boozy finish. Taste is caramel, whiskey, chocolate, dates, wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Looks like every other eclipse variant. Nose was sweeter than others with a bit more cocoa and rye spiciness. vanilla is dominating. Oily with a thick mouthfeel. this one has aged really well. Sweet throughout, a touch of coconut and charred oak at the finish.

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