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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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1843) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours dark, thin khaki head that reduces to a ring. Alcohol, chocolate and bourbon in the nose. Taste is bourbon from beginning to end, a quick flash of cocoa midstream. Bourbon lingers in the palate. Body is big but super creamy. Loving these eclipse beers. I think I just need to search out a varrients and be done with it.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2014
Medium beige head dark pour carbonation is medium aromas inviting bourbon note dark fruit rich dark chocolate fudge like note mocha coffee mild vanilla caramel the flavours caramel rich chocolate mocha raisin medium bitter wonderful barrelling notes of the bourbon some vanilla sugary sweetness caramel a plus exquisite bourbon on the palate honey like touch a sticky note some fig involved the finish beautifully flavoured imperial best notes malt sweetness barrelling influence coffee bitter end cracking RIS

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
2012 I reckon’

The beer pours basically black with small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is roasty and sweet it’s got a good dosing of vanilla with a little licorice. It’s pretty boozy but it’s also very pleasantly bourbon forward with a bunch of chocolate and some caramel, so it works in the way that sweet-on-booze-on-roast thing seems to work.

The beer is indeed awfully sweet & plenty bourbon forward. It’s got a nice bitter dark chocolate flavor that lends some balance but it’s got a good bit of vanilla as well. There is a sort of distinct corny on vanillin bourbon thing happening that’s cool and works nicely in the mix.

I think this is the first one of these "Eclipse" beers I’ve had, I dig it and would pete more of them in time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (855) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
From notes. 2012 Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours dark brown with a scant beige head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, bourbon. Flavor is caramel up front, then molasses, then mellow bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3513) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
650 ml bottle thanks to an awesome vertical to Adam Jackson. Pitch black color, thin head in my BCBS snifter. Aroma is dark chocolate, wheat bourbon, vanilla and rye malt .

Body is rich and creamy with weak carbonation level. Bourbon is mild and smooth. Nice Bourbon up front followed by vanilla, oak, molasses, coffee dregs and bitter dark cocoa. Almost a rye wheat character. Nice, drink it now if you got it because light note of oxidation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2875) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2012 Bottle, pitch black, minimal head. Nose is very roasty, a touch of cinnamon and oreo cookies. nice chocolate creaminess. The taste is mellowed given the age but it’s a touch spicy, pretty clean with some caramelized sugar and on a heavy mouth swish, you get a lot of cinnamon and graham cracker cookie dough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (887) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Market of Choice, Eugene. Pours a dark, thin brown-black, coffee-like. Nose thin and sweet, with pleasant caramel, oak and toffee notes. Body thin and a bit slippery, finish round with a nice balance between brown sugar, oak, toffee and milk chocolate, very little warming, quite nice but the price is probably an object for re-loading on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. Marked 9.5% ABV. Blue wax. BR 4, 2012.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear dark red to black color, small teal head. Alcohol, grainy, sweet scent. Sweet, grainy, alcohol, wood taste. Wood, grainy, sweet aftertaste. Medium to full mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4901) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Black color with a beige head (surprise surprise). Mellow and lovely aroma with oak, chocolate and vanilla. Medium plus body. Maybe a bit fizzy carbonation that destroys the flavor. Anyway a tasty cracker. Oak, licorice, chocolate and coffee. Power sipper. Blue wax.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11453)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a small but lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, woody, raisins, figs, plums, some cream, bourbon, some raisins, and figs. Raisin and fig flavor, caramel, vanilla, whiskey, cream, coffee notes, licorice, chocolate, spicy notes, coffee, some cocoa powder. Another great Eclipse, I dont see how they could possibly fail with this base in a beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3041) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark blackish brown with a small mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, coconut milk, dark chocolate, coffee, honey and hay. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, vanilla fudge, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, charred wood, toasted coconut, honey and moist soil. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny roasted astringent, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, honey, charred wood, toasted coconut, moist soil and alcohol. Tasty but doesn’t stand out in the series...


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