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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (5557) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle, 2012. Pours opaque black with a smallish tan head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasted chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla. Flavor is fully sweet and light bitter, lots of bourbon, but not overpowering. Nice blend of stout and barrel here. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. One of the good ones.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. Opaque black color, small off-white to beige head. Aroma and taste malts, whiskey nicely slight sweetness, oak, light roast, nice bitter finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice one!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5726) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2012: Served in a taster: Black body with crey beige light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roast, liquorice, liquor... Flavour is roasty, brown sugars, molasses, bitters, wood, light malt roast... Aftertaste is bitter, roast, bourbon, spice, liquor, light laurel, liquorice, some wood... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7519) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
dark brown black .. medium foam ring .. rich barrel, grit, wood, tar, and bourbon heat .. mouth is full .. deepens as it warms .. nice but age didn’t seem to do much in the thumbs up department . . .. i don’t often pee my pants, but when i do. i drown babies.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2015
2012 vintage with blue wax - bottle at home. Pours deep dark brown with a creamy light beige head. subtle nutty aroma, fruity milk chocolate... Medium body, perhaps a bit watery, alcohol glowth, spicy and green coffee beans and coffee roast. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2012 bottle. Blue wax. Nose is huge in the fudge and vanilla. Light booze. Nearly black. Garnet highlights. Minimal head. A lightly oxidized lightly papery mouthfeel. Fudge and light chocolate with that still lingering paper oxidation. Light alcohol warming. Overall the mouthfeel and oxidation kill this beer. I have had many other 5050 BA Stouts that are way better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
2012. Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, whisky, dark fruits, touch of vanilla, molasses. A bit smoky in the flavor. Creamy body. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
2012 bomber bottle with blue wax shared by a friend. Poured a darker black colour with a slight tanned ring on top. Nose of sweet sticky chocolate, vanill, dark toffee, roasted nuts, oak, and sweet bourbon. Taste is sticky and full bodied, with roasted malts and more sweet bakers chocolate. With sweet marshmallow and bourbon. Pretty Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1493) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. Vintage 2012. The pour is a dark brown, light black color with a thin light khaki colored head and some spots of lace. The aroma is a little boozy that comes through with a nice chocolate and some roast. It's pretty bland. The flavor has a little oak but pretty dominated by malts and roast. It's disappointing. The mouth feel is thin and light with a lingeringly roasty aftertaste. It's good, but disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Vintage 2012. Aroma is bourbon barrel, oatmeal with sugar, roasted malt, sweet malt, milk chocolate, very good. Appearance is black, light brown, great pour. Taste is booze, some roasted malt, chocolate, slight vanilla, pretty bland. Mouthfeel is thick, viscous, flavor is hanging and the carbonation is slightly off. Overall, I thought it would be better but it’s pretty bland.


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