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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Mellow Corn Barrel

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6623) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown/black in color with a small tan head. Nose is chocolate, a different take on bourbon, roast, oak, vanilla and dark fruits. The nose was a touch boozy. Flavors were the same. I have enjoyed all of the treatments, but this was just a bit below some of the others for me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3446) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a greyish head of foam. Aroma has a boozy vegetal note. Very sweet. Caramel notes. Burnt, creme brulee notes. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Tastes better than it smells.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (3422) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hot, boozy, and undercarbed. Negatives taking away from some pleasant chocolate and roasted malt notes. One of the weaker Imperial Eclipses.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bomber from Nugget Market in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown with a slight foamy dark tan head. Aroma of rich dark malt, bourbon and alcohol. Med + body. Flavor is whisky - something a bit different from bourbon somehow- bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit and I could even say anise. The alcohol nose persists, and so does the "whiskey" aspect. Oak/wood is very low key. For some reason this is a much easier drinker than most of the Eclipse versions. Way too easy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by b3shine. 2012 vintage with white wax, "BR/1" written on the front. Black color. Light brown / red on the edges. Good thin brown head. Spread of lace. Looks good. Big lightly chewy texture and body. Light carbonation. Light stickiness. Good chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla aromas, light wood. Some good earthy hop. Sweeter taste, light bitter. Little alcoholic heat and sweet bite, just a light whiskey burn in the finish. Nice tasty complex barrel-aged imperial stout, despite being a bit hot

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1778) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is mellow barrel sweet sugar aroma. Taste is very sweet and slight hoppy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (716) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Chocolate-y sweet aroma, with a little alcohol--none in the flavor. Chocolate roasted flavor, licorice, spicy citrus hops. Drier roasted/bready malt aftertaste. Thanks, ibrew2or3

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (5385) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Split a 22oz bottle of the 2012 Gold Wax vintage three ways. My favorite of the night. This one was so mellow, so balanced - nice bourbon notes - vanilla, chocolate, some sweet toffee characters and a touch of really dark fruits. Plenty of warming, touch barrel. This one was probably the best of the bunch - certainly the one I enjoyed the most while consuming it. Nice balance between the barrel aging and with whatever the base beer is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11620) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and bourbon wood aroma. Medium to full body and smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex bourbon sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations and could be a standout with some age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty woody chocolate bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody bourbon finish.


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