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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend

 
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout aged 225 days in 12 year old Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels. Single Barrel versions AND the bottled blended version (From multiple Buffalo Trace barrels of varying ages) all go here.

Vintages:
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend) = Yellow Wax
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Burralo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (2515) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Donker rood met een kleine bruine kraag. Ruikt gedroogd fruit, vanille. Smaakt veel vanille, zacht, bitter nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (14464) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XII. 2014 yellow wax version. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, wood, lightly chocolate. Taste malts, bourbon, chocolate, chocolate bitter. Lovely flavor. Medium body, nice thick texture, nice suitable soft carbonation. Lovely!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5631) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
2014 bottle @ ZZT13. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee, slightly coconut or something, whisky. Tastes coffee, sweet, loads of chocolate, very nice. Full body, soft carbo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (4249) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
23 oct 2025, bottle. 2014 edition. Black. Nose is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol. Full body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, molasses, tobacco, oatmeal. Wow. Just wow!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3991) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, raw sugar, wood, sweet alcohol, raisins and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, raw sugar and wood. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Balanced barrel aged character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Black with a nice light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, anise, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, nice balance of sweetness, booze and roast. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, anise, figs, dates, vanilla, oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (13190) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Chocolate, cocoa and some sweet boozy bourbon notes. Jet brown with a light brown head. Lots of chocolate notes, sweet vanilla and boozy bourbon notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small-medium brown head. Aroma reveals loads of bourbon barrels, a touch of smoke, medium roast and a hint of oxidation. Flavour is rich and cohesive, with massive bourbon notes, medium smoke, medium roast and a hint of oxidation. The barrel aging is done well, with no harsh elements. However, it all feels a tad dulled, maybe because of the aging. All in all, very good, but shy of excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3130) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle, early kick off to browse in laws wedding weekend. Pours out darker brown bordering on black with a small tan head. Aroma is of smooth roast, vanilla, bourbon, light chocolate, toast, some mild earthy notes and a touch of light syrup. Taste is complex, definitely smoothed out a bit, or well Id imagine, nice mellow, smooth bourbon notes, vanilla, barrel, chocolate, mild roast, light syrup, some earthy flavors, and a slight tell of alcohol in the finish. Really solid beer, age did this very well, glad I didnt push it any further.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2015
2014: First impression is a sweet oaky bourbon and milk chocolate with a splash of macerated figs. Faint smoke and earthy leather esters come about with a hint of scotch like peaty iodine. Even a kiss of roasted coconut and molasses for good measure. Shockingly smooth and creamy oily (yes I said creamy oily) even if there is a brief reminder of its 11.9% ABV towards the finish. One of the if not the most integrated Eclipses I have. Highly recommended!


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