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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels

Todd’s first Imperial Eclipse Stout vintage done at FiftyFifty in Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels. Re-made for the 2012 Eclipse Series

Vintages:
2007 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels - No Wax
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels - Blue Wax


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Une bombe partagée avec rodenbach99. Version 2012, évidemment. Un liquide brun foncé s’installe dans mon verre. Une gigantesque tête mousseuse se fige. Une dentelle se déroule complètement. Au nez, de parfums solidement chocolatés sont capables de bien supporter le bourbon caramélisé avec une touche épicée qui me rappelle la cannelle. Le «Old Fitzgerald» paraît très bien. Il n’est surtout pas dominant : sa présence se fait bien sentir mais il accompagne très bien les arômes des malts. En bouche, le liquide montre une assez belle cohésion entre le bourbon et le caractère des céréales maltées : caramel, bois, chocolat noir et fruits foncés sont très flatteurs pour mes papilles. Au palais, la concoction montre une belle corpulence : la base de cette bière doit être bien forte! Le pétillement est mou. La texture est sophistiquée. En finale, la montée des malts qui se veut fulgurante est rapidement contenue par un alcool aux propriétés intelligentes. Délicieux et solide stout. Bien content d’avoir pu mettre la main sur cette architecturale bête noire.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (3539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
Bomber bottle, vintage 2012. Near black with tan head. Aroma faint; coffee, whiskey, alcohol and chocolate. Taste is smooth, velvety, mild honey notes, alcohol, mild and pleasant whiskey notes. One of my favorite Eclipses!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at 7 Eclipse tasting. Pours an opaque black with almost no head. Sweet with aromas of lightly toasted malts and dried dark fruits. Tiny hints of tobacco and bonfire and some alcohol. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1701) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, 2012. Eclipse tasting with a not that old Fitzgerald. Dark brown close to black with a small tan head. White chocolate, bourbon, light molasses, licorice all sorts. Medium body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Ok mellow.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle at home (2012) - offwhite head. Almost black - offwhite head. Licorice, sweetness, burned malts, a bit simple, ryebread, light nutty, raisins, dried fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours black, minimal tan head Smell oaky, barrel, char, licorice Taste coco powder, sugar molasses, red fruit Mid body For being old, it’s still very solid

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (577) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Black pour, creamy head with good lacing. Aroma of whiskey, licorice, and chocolate malt. Taste is mellow whiskey, caramel, and chocolate. Great

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle from trade. Thanks buddy! Blue wax, 2012 Bottle Run 3. Pours dark brown to black with some light shining through, and a small khaki to mocha colored head on top. Aroma of dark fruits, lots of char, oxidation, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Flavor is sweet caramel, char, oak, and a big long vanilla marshmallow finish. Big maltiness here with sweet caramel more reminiscent of a barrel aged old ale or barleywine. Really picked up the barrel nicely. Medium plus bodied with low plus carbonation. The finish is the highlight here. Pretty nice. Very smooth. Aroma taking away from overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
2012 bomber from Capones. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Nice smokiness, light vanilla, oak, some leather, roasted malt, some plums, chocolate, sweet, little watery, boozy, tasty, some oak, some vanilla and nice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 - bottle shared by me. Black pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon. Taste was super sweet vanilla with some chocolate and bourbon. Very good, but wish it was a bit more balanced with the sweetness and bourbon.


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