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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Mellow Corn Barrel

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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


NobleSquirrel's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Adam. Thanks! Was intrigued to give this a go, knowing what mellow corn actually is. Part of me also wishes that Todd would just focus on figuring out the best use of barrels rather than release a dozen of these, half of which arenít that great. But I digress. Pours a deep black, oil with a brown head. Nose is hot, fusel with caramel and booze, faint apple. Roast and molasses. Also strongly oxidized and oaky. On tasting, it is thin bodied. Distinct roast and big booze quotient. Really a huge let down relatively speaking.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1613) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2875) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heather_B (25) - - OCT 5, 2014
Smells like a super roasty, chocolatey stout. But then it tastes better - for a 9%, Iíd expect some heat from liquor but this covers it really well. You can still taste the flavor of whiskey (which is awesome, obviously). Itís aged nicely and Iíd definitely drink it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Not a huge fan of corn whiskey, but was a dan of this beer. Well integrated but obvious barreling. Boozy and viscous. Lots of dark fruit and chocolate. Smooth body, a little alcoholic as it warms. Another Eclipse thatís real nice but not worth the coin. "

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong wood, booze, roast. Slick mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, and light booze. Easy to drink, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2012 Bottle. Near black pour with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of hot boozy bourbon, light smoke, roasted malt, milk chocolate, and oak chips. This barrel aging doesnít add much except a bit of heat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
Bomber bottle vintage 2012. Near black with tan head. Aroma is faint and soft, dominated by bourbon and raisins. Taste is soft, very well balanced, bourbon, plums and faint apple notes. One of my favourite Eclipses!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2014
65cl, at 9.5%Vol, Vintage 2012 (with gold metallic wax), new exclusive American brew, with honey, from Mikkeller Webshop, complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good Winter brew, yet very expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at Eclipse 7 Tasting. Pours another opaque black with a tiny beige head. Smells of alcohol. Sweet and dry with aromas of dark chocolate and burned caramel with lots of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish with more alcohol and caramel.


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