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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2013 Vintage - Pink Metallic Wax

Aged in Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Barrels vetted by Julian and Preston Van Winkle from the original distillery. This limited release offering of 1500 bottles will be released at the Eclipse Party on 12/5/2013.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6856) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma shows off the pappy upfront with vanilla, oak and the bourbon, chocolate, boozy. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6503) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with kermis. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3915) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle 1143/2013 thanks to timfoolery shared at Anchorage Jan ’15 Tasting: Poured a black color with thin brown head. Aroma was boozy bourbon, light vanilla, chocolate. Taste was sticky sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Solid beer that I am glad I shared.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (558) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015

Had this on a very special day. Congrats Sis and Sebastian! Black/dark brown/reddish with a brown ring at the edge of the glass. Aroma has bourbon, figs/plums, alcohol and dark chocolate. Can smell this beer from 1 meters distance. Taste has peppery bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malt, some sweetness, some hop bitterness. Medium body, prickly carbonation, pretty smooth. Dry, bitter, chocolatey aftertaste with some alcohol burn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
(Pink wax) Bottle... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with no head. The nose is a lush intermingling of fudge, toasted coconut and graham. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is overly alcoholic and red-hot, accompanied by a trace of toasted coconut. Lingering ethanol heat and malt-driven roastiness in the finish. Thin and disappointing this year. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (808) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pearl pink waxed bottle - Pitch black pour with little head or retention. Nose is similar to most eclipse variants with maybe a little more char. Taste follows the typical nose with roast, booze, coffee, and burnt wood. Very little sweetness and overall not my favorite treatment but still doesn’t suck.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pink waxed. Dense black pour with tan head. Oaky bourbon in the nose, tastes dark malty, oaky, bourbony, with cacao, molasses, dense and complex finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4872) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle, pink wax. Dark brown, near black, with a tan head. Roast, chocolate, bourbon, notes of oak, light coffee, notes of dark fruit, and some vanilla. Nice barrel aged imp stout, but rather standard, maybe even a bit thin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4713) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2014
From a shared 22 ounce bottle. Boozy sticky stout with vanilla and bourbon. Very balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1604) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Sampled at the Saturday afternoon session of GABF 2014 (thanks to Alicia at FiftyFifty for quickly clearing up for me which version of Eclipse was poured). Dark brown, nearly black, pour. Incredible aroma of bourbon, roasted coffee, and oak. Taste is of German chocolate cake, vanilla, and booze. Warm finish. A great beer!


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