FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster's Grand Cru Blend (2011)

 
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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Brewmaster’s Grand Cru Blend) = Copper Wax

Each Brewers Grand Cru Blend is a unique yearly blend from the best barrels for blending from the year. Each is a unique entity different from year’s past and present as they utilize a wide range of different spirit barrels each and every year.

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4.2
Dogbrick (13554) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing 2011 vintage bottle during his 50th birthday bash. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium thin foamy tan head that recedes gradually. Short strings of lacing. The aroma consists of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of chocolate, black cherry and bourbon. The finish is roasty with a dark chocolate and bourbon aftertaste. Enjoyable beer overall.

3.6
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(22oz bottle, #1583, 2011 vintage) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey, and dark fruit.

3.9
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
22oz, copper waxed bottle. 2011 Vintage, bottle # 90. Poured a dark brown color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of wood/oak, chocolate, and whiskey. Tastes of whiskey (more than aromas), chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruits, and smoke.

4.1
thewolf (12757) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet malts, tar, red wine, coffee, dark chocolate, port, oak. Low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has dark chocolate, port, sherry, light red wine, oak, vanilla aplenty, vinious. Quite dry and warming finish.

3.6
Sammy (12623) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle at Stone’s Brewery Bistro and Gardens. Bartender’s recommendation for choice. Complex, some coffee,roasty aroma, above-average mouthfeel. Boozy. Very dark brown. Coconut and wood from barrel ageing. Bitter overall. Decent for style but overated.

4.5
slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Another one out of the park in the Eclipse line. Ridiculous complexity! Very nearly as good as the best I’ve ever had in this line, and that’s saying a lot. Waffling between 4.4 and 4.5. The blend has to have brandy in there somewhere, cause there is more going on than in any previous batch. Dark fruit, chocolate, cofee, vanilla, honey, obvious and various barrel influences. So stinkin smooth. Great beer!"

4.1
Meilby (11645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak and caramel. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet, chocolate, vanilla and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle #659… This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The aroma offers dark chocolate intermingled with a fruity, bourbon and brandy blend. Full-bodied and oily with soft carbonation. The flavor furnishes sweet, vinous port, mocha and deeply roasted malts. A touch boozy. Finishes bittersweet, roasty and very warming. Thanks so much to richiesd for providing this world class bottle of beer!

4.5
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Amtran87 with the hookup! Dark brown pour, tan head. Coconut, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, light roast, awesome shit!!

4.7
DocLock (10973) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2011 copper waxed bomber, #2346, from Frank Smith’s. Pours thick dark black with little head. Nose is huge oaky bourbon, vanilla, plum and blackberry and port. Tastes rich, thick oily, with big notes of molasses, cacao, some coffee, roasty malt, black licorice, and a complex finish. This one is outstanding.


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