dcschiller (2153) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, wood and booze. Taste is sweet with loads of chocolate and some alcohol burn on the end. Thick bodied and some alcohol on the end. Others have noted that the barrel treatment isn’t as powerful as the others, but you can taste the base beer nicely. Good.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to drabmuh for sharing this one. Served in a FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse snifter. Whiskey in the nose. Some chocolate. Slight booze. Flavor is quite boozy. Medium body. Dry through the finish. Bit of oak.
ryanfolty (1671) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
February 23, 2013 bottle via trade. Black pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was whiskey, spice, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste was consistent with aroma and a dry mild alcohol finish.
Bacterial (832) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bold bourbon 24/7 in this brew. A little hot and a little hoppy. Still fun and fairly smooth. Thanks for sharing Ryan!
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Folty - thanks! Dark brown pour with a smaller head. Tastes like a bit of grapefruit in here. Roasty malts. Very solid brew. Not quite on par with some of the other Eclipse variants though.
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a thick black appearance with a dark brown head. Boozy, rich whiskey, vanilla, ethanol aroma. Whiskey, chocolate, caramel, boozy, veggie herbal flavor. This doesn’t live up to the rest of the series, dammit.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, coffee, some slight veggie, hints of slight oak, touch of caramel, toffee, slight booze in there as well. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, oak, some slight whiskey, lots of booze, vanilla, hints of dark fruits, finishing fairly sweet, slightly boozy.
ReggieDunlap (2769) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma is sweet corn whiskey. Flavor follows suit with bold roastiness creeping in...boozy. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is sweet corn whiskey/roastiness and warming...boozy.
Hopped_Silly (343) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful texture was the first thing that grabbed my attention. Solid bourbon barrel influence of vanilla and chocolate. Deep, rich and long on the palate, without being thick or heavy. Another pleasure to enjoy by FiftyFifty.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
Marheb (1514) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Le baril de Mellow corn enveloppe la stout, tellement qu’elle semble devenir inoffensive. Superbe présence en bouche et légère amertume au final. La plus endormie des 4 au niveau des saveurs mais une excellente stout à la buvabilité massive tout de même.