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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 131   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon. Roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
13th March 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Light palate, a little dry. Airy. Semi sweet dark malt. Trace of dark chocolate. Little wood and vanilla. Finishes semi dry with spicy bourbon and a little aniseed but the alcohol heat is kept in check.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13227) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks noodleuser. Minimal brown head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some vanilla, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, some Bourbon, light bittersweet chocolate. Sticky medium-full body, minimal carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Blue Wax bomber from Nugget in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, chocolate, treacle. Bourbon and chocolate seem tied. Full bodied, definitely. Trace of heat. Strong chocolate start, quick shit to bourbon/vanilla, oak pops in, and treacle washes away. It’s extremely tasty stuff and finishes pretty much like it starts. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle @ Oakquinox 2013. Black colored pour with a khaki head. Really nice chocolate aroma, plenty of roasted malt, vanilla, and bourbon. Some coffee, a touch of oak, and graham cracker. The flavor is a touch boozy, but nice otherwise. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker. Sweet caramel, a touch of coffee, and some charred oak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s, London - big thanks to Ken for another great one. Pours deep, brown-black with a frothy, beige foam head. Aroma holds lots of dark fruits, some alcohol, nips of strawberries and dark chocolate. Big sweet flavor, lots of dark bread, plenty of dark fruits, blackberries, mellow chocolate, some burnt wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, fairly dry with all the burnt wood, some burnt brown sugar, bits of vanilla, hard alcohol, cake. Sweet, rich, pretty dry, goody roasty malts...I like it.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Very dark maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, figs, dates. Taste is boozy vanilla, but mostly just boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9357) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours opaque black with a small, bubbly tan head, short retention with spotty lace. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and nutty malt, prunes and raisins, earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, dark fruits with spicy hops, whiskey, oak, vanilla and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a brown head. Rich caramel, chocolate, moderate whiskey, oaky, light vanilla aroma. Chocolate, thick cocoa, light coffee, sweet whiskey, toffee, somewhat herbal bitter flavor. Nice brew.


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