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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Mellow Corn Barrel

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2012 Vintage - Gold Wax

Aged in Mellow Corn Bourbon barrels


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4496) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Bottle. Dark brown almost black, with a tan head. Heavy roast, chocolate sweetness, corn whiskey, mild bourbon, wood, and light smoke. I am even getting a bit of sweet corn aroma, or is it all in my head? Pretty good, but not my favorite eclipse variety.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5746) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bomber to snifter (2012 vintage; shared with jmborggren and the Mrs.) Looks good; a dull, dark brownish-black with beige lacing. Smells good too; sweet, malty, and boozy with notes of vanilla and nice balance. Tastes like it smells, but less sweet malt and bit more corn presence. Smooth on the palate. Good, but not my favorite of the series.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle from John’s Marketplace. Pours a deep pure black color with a small white head. A huge nose of distinct American Whiskey nose, you can smell the corn in this. The flavor is massive barrel and some heat, deep sweet whiskey, some roast, dark fruit, more woody barrels. Just excellent. Decadent. I could drink a lot!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - APR 27, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Whiskey, roasted malts and woody
Taste: Whiskey, vanilla and roasted malts, some smokiness
Very good, smooth

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2300) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 26, 2013
Poured from a 22ounce bottle, thanks to Doug. I can tastes the corn from the barrels. Fruity alcohol, thin, chocolaty, roasted malts, dry. Tasty, but I still enjoy the base beer more. Thanks Doug.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (756) - USA - APR 26, 2013
Deep brown, clear with ruby highlights, thin tan head. Aroma shows a lot of bourbon and vanilla. Flavor of deep malt, licorice, dried dark fruit, big bourbon and vanilla, wood, chocolate, warming alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal. S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, Whiskey, vanilla, oak, corn, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, booze. T - Sweet chocolate and caramel malts, Whiskey, vanilla, oak, corn, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, touch of dark fruit, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet finsh. D - Great barrel aged stout. The Whiskey is present but also fairly mellow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6135) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2013
4/11/13. Bomber thanks to cheesemoose. Side by side with 4 other Eclipses. Krunk. Rich black pour with a small tan head. Bold, hot, boozey whiskey aroma with some roasted malt in there. Rich BA flavor, lots of that corn whiskey, lingers like a shot of whiskey, lingering fudge, coconut, and roasted malt. Nice, but boozey.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Murky dark brown ale with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The nose is very reminiscent of the base beer with only a hint of bourbon. Medium to full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty, roasty and a touch smoky. Warming, dark chocolate finish. Not a lot of sourmash whiskey or bourbon here. This is what the base beer wishes it was. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Colin. Another middle of the road treatment with big corn whiskey notes. Still, I dig those those caramel malt, vanilla, oak, and dark roasted malts. Good body and mouthfeel. A very nice imperial stout...


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