FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel

Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5680) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle 2014 version. 20cl sample. The aroma has bourbon, chocolate, coffee, bit vanilla. Black coloured beer with a medium, brown head. The taste is little vanilla/caramel sweet, roasty bitter, has chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Full bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (4643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2016
At the whales tasting at Toms. As Rittenhouse Rye Barrel, 2014. Headless black. Lots of vanilla, a little bit of cocoa and lots of chocolate in the nose. Sweet, honey, hints of black pepper and wood and a little dry taste. Full body, smooth texture, peppery notes and cocoa finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdmiralVernon (1140) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
A: Deep dark brown/black coloured with a thin light brown lacing N: Coffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon T: Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon O: Wow... Lovely and clean complexity! ;-P

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jokestereo (350) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma; Vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, bourbon and caramel. Taste; Brown sugar, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LRonCupboard (60) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle from Mikkeller shop with Andy at my brothers wedding. Pours black with a good beige head, which hung around. Big malty aroma. Lots of chocolate, raisins/dried fruit, wood and some alcohol - barrel is evident too, but in a subtle balanced way. Nice full body with soft carbonation as it should be. Very nice dark malt, chocolate, coffee flavour with appropriate amount of sweetness. Fabulous lasting warming finish. Rye comes through really nicely with well balanced bitterness and tiffin like chocolate/biscuit/raisin finish. Top stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2016
660ml bottle - Overpriced Beer Tasting 2016 - thanks rask0lnikiv!
Red, tight head. Crazy mellow aroma, barrels clear. Nice roasty body, some wood. Rye whiskey finish. A bit too much alcohol. Very nice sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3870) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
2014, green wax (shared by raskolnikov, thanks). Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roast, malt, sweetness, dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dark chocolate, roast, malt, coffee, whisky. Finish is chocolate bitter with some warmth. Overall: very good, but not worth the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7174) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2016 660ml bottle (Overpriced Beer Tasting 2016, thanks Rasmus). Almost pitch black color. Small size, yellowish head, stays. Woody, sweet, alcohol, cognac, caramel in aroma. Roast, sweet, woody, oak, tannins, wrinkled raisins taste. Woody and roast and sweet in aftertaste. Rye roughness is there. Its nice but missing something. Cant say what. Goes down easy. Very solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (1075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
660ml bottle. PR 1 2014. Dark brown, almost black colour. Medium beige head. Sweetness, nutty, slight sourness, notes of bourbon, caramel, hintscof vanilla in the aroma. Caramel, hints of vanilla at first. Toffee, slight hints of bourbon. Nuttiness, bourbon in the end. Bourbon and toffee, hints of bread in the aftertaste. Mellow, silky, well balanced, medium carbonated, rather medium bodied, excelent brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (3282) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
Overpriced beer tasting 2016. 660ml bottle, shared by Rasmus, thanks! Dark brown beer, small beige head. Nose is bourbon, wood, roast, mild oak notes. Flavor is sweet, roast, chocolate, bourbony vanilla, oak. Nutty and boozy finish, some chocolate and roast. Nice one.

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