FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Iced

 
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 4.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of 50% Totality Imperial Stout and 50% Imperial Eclipse 2011 (Brewermasters Grand Cru Blend) freeze distilled twice.

Bottled specially for the 2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout Release Party attendees. Light Blue wax.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16332) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
The pour is black as you can get with a tan head. Nose is quite sweet. Brown sugar, molasses, and a hint of licorice. Dark fruit notes, graham cracker, and some vanilla. Theres a decent roastiness and a little bit of bourbon, too. The flavor is very sweet and sugary. Lots of brown sugar, vanilla, and chocolate. Mild licorice and graham cracker along with bourbon and a hint of oak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle share by b3shine. Poured clear dark brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, wood with a alcohol aroma. Median to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, soy sauce, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee, and alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (12379) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing 2011 vintage bottle during his 50th birthday bash. This beer pours an opaque brownish-black color with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing and sticky legs. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt and bourbon. Full, smooth body with flavors of bourbon-infused chocolate, vanilla and roast malt. The finish is syrupy with a bourbon and chocolate aftertaste. Good all around.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (11050) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Simply put, they nailed this one. As good or better than any previous Eclipse release. Im a BIG fan of barreling more than a small % of a beer (so the barreling is obvious), but less than 100% (so it doesnt dominate) and this one is near perfect in that regard. Not sure how the twice iced Totality comes into play...probably makes this a bit stronger, thicker, and sweeter without bourbon overpowering. The EC 18 yr influence is super nice and best of all, doesnt totally cover up the awsomeness that is the stout. Choclatey, decadent, roasted, Super smooth and full and rich. Ill likely never have this again, and thats too bad, cuz its amazing. *9.5% on the bottle, rumors saying thats for show. If its iced, its stronger than the base. Untappd has it at 14%. Either way, not hot at all."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Diego, you are the effin man my friend! Black pour, tan head. Aroma of fudge, light bourbon, roast, some ash and good chocolate notes. Flavor is sweet and rich with the bourbon notes taking a background to the roast, cocoa, light coffee. Alcohol not even noticeable at all to speak of.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
651mL sky blue wax, signed thanks to BMan1113VR at Woodshop 7. Mega whale thanks to Andrew my main man. Murky deep brune pour, weak head, thin ring of bubbles along the glass. Nose is wet dog, dark cherries, saltwater, soy sauce. Decants to heavy brown liquor and barrel. Taste is salty and rich with spicy Mexican dark chocolate. Actually dry and bitter through the finish instead of sugary and oily. Black cherries abound. Not too rich...I was expecting this to be an alcohol and sugar bomb. This really didnt gain much alcohol from eisbocking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (9740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by generously shared by b3shine (Oct. 2012). Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma had roasted malt, dark caramel, honey, some dark fruits, vanilla with barrel notes. The flavor has big dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, dark caramel, vanilla, wood, hints of bourbon with some honey like sweetness. The flavors are big and concentrated; very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Sample from a 22oz bottle with sky blue wax, shared by b3shine. Bottle #20. Dark brown color, translucent in my glass. Little brown head, some small dots of lace. Oak nose. Big vanilla flavor; honey. Awesome woody malty vanilla / honey nose. Big sweet and bitter taste. Big body, but not viscous. Light carbonation. Huge awesome aftertaste, wood, chocolate, roasty flavor that is enjoyable very long after each sip. Awesome one to savor. Really good, super-interesting beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8795) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2014
24/XII/13 - 65cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2013-1175) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, coco powder, bourbon, alcohol, dark chocolate. MF: no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, dark chocolate, bit sourish. Aftertaste: alcohol, caramel, vanilla, pretty sweet, milk chocolate, alcohol, bitter hoppy touch, slightly sourish. Darn good beer!


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