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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 135   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

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

Ibrew2or3's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6905) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
It pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up molasses, dark roasted malts, a touch of chocolate and a light degree of boozy barrel notes. The taste delivers chocolate notes, dark roasted malts, a bit of molasses and then a thin smooth bourbon sensation. This is solid and rich and a supper sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Not my favorite Eclipse, but still very nice. Seems to be quite young, especially with the booziness of the nose. Chocolate abounds as usual and I like old Fitzgerald, even if it is a bit of a one trick pony. More age, or less time in barrels and this goes from very good to great. Gotta say in this instance/barrel, though, not worth the coin."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. 2012 version. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is dried dark fruits, molasses, dark chocolate, honey and oaky vanilla. Taste is quite sweet and vanilla forward with plenty of oak and mild liquorice. Quite earthy and a little dirty. Smooth with a mild cigar-like finish. A light smoke on the finish and it works a treat. Damn good version

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1445) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2012 bottle. Pour is black with a small off-white head. Aroma is huge bourbon, burnt chocolate, and molasses. Flavor is more subtle - chocolate, vanilla extract, oak, wood chips, roast, and slight bourbon. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle on 3/3/13. Very dark maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, figs, dates. Taste is boozy vanilla, but mostly just boozy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawanna (2165) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle alcohol, caramel, vanilla, woody, chocolate, coffee, roasty, resin, floral, brown, hazy, frothy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (802) - - MAY 21, 2014
Huge beer. Black pour, good sized head. Big whisky/coffee/dark chocolate aroma and flavour. Very smooth. thick full body, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Vintage 1/2012. Bière brune foncée avec une mousse beige durable. Un premier nez d’alcool avec des vapeurs de whiskey. Arrive ensuite le chocolat, un chocolat farcit à l’alcool. La bouche a une belle texture crémeuse. Des saveurs de cerises se mélangent avec le chocolat ce qui lui donne une allure de gâteau forêt noire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3173) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (3352) - 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!

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