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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This entry serves as the core listing for all Imperial Eclipse Stout vintages aged in rye barrels. These include:

2014 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye Version (Forest Green Wax 2014)

2012 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye Version (Green Wax 2012)

2011 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye Version. (GREEN WAX w/ "2011")

2010 Vintage:
Rittenhouse Rye version. (GREEN WAX with "2010")

2009 Vintage:
Heaven Hill Rye version. (GREEN WAX with "2009")

Original batch was just 2009 Rye barrels sourced from Heaven Hill. For the 2010 release, Todd delved deeper with the barrel provider and found his barrels (and previous barrels) to all be Rittenhouse barrels. Hence, the alias.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1724) - ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle sample at "whales" tasting, thanks Tom. Opaque black. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, wood, cocoa, some wine notes. Sweet, more chocolate, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, oak, boozy and warming finish. Full bodied, smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Ls place. Thanks Tom L. As FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rittenhouse Rye Barrel 2014. Black with some brown foam. Great aroma full of vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, coconut, wood, spicy note, cookies, a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor with chocolate, caramel, nuts, vanilla, whiskey, some roast, some alcohol, and a spicy note. Full-bodied, rounded. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamt12 (21) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2016
Cocoa liquor, rye and honey notes. Very toasted, vanilla hints. Roasted sourness. Dry bitter finish. Alcoholic a bit. Bitter liquor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (5430) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2016
At the whale tasting, Toms Place, Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, dark bread, sherry, flavor is slightly bitter with chocolate, rye, wood, bourbon, coffee, sweet, medium to full bodied, Great

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (6342) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2016
BR/2 2012 Bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big bourbon barrel notes vanilla brown sugar molasses chocolate sweetness roast malts plenty of heat some marshmallow fluff. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness bourbon barrel vanilla and a nice end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4203) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle run number 1 from 2014. Pours an opaque black with fluffy tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big barrel notes, vanilla and chocolate, hint of oxidized soy. Taste is more of the vanilla, bourbon, oak, no oxidation here, thick and viscous. Good creamy mouth, soft carbonation, another sold one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (1495) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
Negro opaco y espuma beis. Aromas de cacao, bourbon, chocolate dulce, bizcocho. Sabor como en aroma y final de amargor tostado equilibrado.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6853) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Rye, barrel, roasted and dark malt aromas. Dark malt, chocolate, roasted, rye, barrel Flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
23Skidoo (69) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2016
Like a dark chocolate whisky-infused praline in liquid form. Not in the mood to write a long review, but this is love.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (6234) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2012: Served in a taster: Black body with creamy tan lacing. Aroma is roast, paint, tobacco, light bourbon, meat, soy... Later on it becomes so much better: beautiful roast, bourbon, vanilla, liquorice... Flavour is molasses, brown sugars, roast, bourbon, light vanila, light pudding, light dry, light molasses... Aftertaste is roasty, bourbon, coal, vanilla, fudge... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, very close to full bodied.


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