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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

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RATINGS: 162   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

DTM's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2007 vintage on tap at the Eclipse release in Truckee. Another fantastic eclipse beer. I don't think I've had a bad one yet. The only drawback was low carbonation. I'm thinking the 6 years in a keg could have contributed to it. Still a great brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maddog (419) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Killer! 2012 Barrel 1, Old Fitzgerald. One of the truly great barrel aged Imperial Stouts out there! Aroma is bourbon and vanilla and the flavors are roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla and subtle oak. Very sweet, smooth almost syrupy....in a good way. Very big, some booziness. Exceptional!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7787) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 22oz bottle, thanks to DanielCoor for leaving the most of this bottle with me. 2012 vintage, blue wax. Near totally black color. Ring of tan head, leaving decent ridges of lace. Some mild dark fruit, moderate roast, touch of licorice. Bit of dark chocolate. Some barrel heat. Mild spiciness and oak, Some vanilla. Rich dark chocolate and barrel aromas. Biger body. Lighter carbonation. Good thicker viscous chewiness. A solid, potent BA stout, but the heat, mild licorice and mild molasses kind of distract a bit. Some nice brown sugar, though. Very enjoyable to sip on overall. A big, tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, massive thanks to GT2 for gifting me this one, 24/01/15. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is light chocolate, big roasted notes, spice, hint of coconut, dark toffee fudge, woody barrel tones. Taste comprises dark malts, rich chocolate, liqourice, molasses, toffee melt, subtle well tempered bourbon tunes. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, subtle BA wash in the close. Solid BA impy, good balance, easy drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (429) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15 Thanks to Theydon for this downright Dirty little number. Black Pour with tan/beige covering, nose is Rye and Malt, with hints of dark chocolate, coffee and cocoa, strong tasting and smooth as silk on the palate. Black Dirty and damn good !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black tan head. Aroma is malts dark fruits taste is same mollasses vanilla bourbon some wood good sweetness. Great chewy body. V good tasty great body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2565) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines, thanks to Theydon_Bois. Black, small bubbly brown head. Aroma is molasses, vanilla bourbon. Body is medium, light carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is treacle, bourbon, a bit of chocolate, tangy aftertaste with a little alcohol showing through. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
24th Jan 2015. Bottle at Cotteridge Wine meeting: cheers Colin for bringing this beauty. One of the best beers of the day in my opinion. Deep brown/black pour with a thin tanned head of a creamy texture. Aroma had a coffee, chocolate and bourbon smell, the taste similar with vanilla also within the rich flavours. Really smooth and full bodied, a really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10982) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Boittled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Theydon_Bois for this. Black with tan head. This was a big, full beer, cocoa nibs, dark malts and roasted coffee bitterness. Lasting on the palate. A really decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2151) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Dark brown. Tan head. Rich, woody, boozy, thick, chocolate malts. Some dark truffle fruitiness. Full. Warming. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3925) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; opaque black pour with a thin creamy tan head, bourbon and coffee aroma, taste has dark malts, Demerara sugar, bourbon, some vanilla, chocolate, excellent.

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