FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 271   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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fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.

ABV: 9.5%. Clear dark black colour with a small, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, fruity - berries, raisin, prunes, wood, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet raisin - prunes, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110730]

yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, breadish and wooden. Sweet, toffee, caramelish and roasted to breadish malty. Biscuity. Ends roasted dark malty and slight sweet, growing bitterness.

Ungstrup (38587) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of soy sauce, roasted malt, and rye. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, roasted malt, rye, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish.

anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Vintage 2010. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice aroma with hints of whiskey. Thick roasted malty chocoalte and licorice and rye whiskey flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate, coffee and licorice finish with woody hints in the aftertaste.

Travlr (26211) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, pretty much flat. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Taste is rich and syrupy boozy dark milk chocolate.

cgarvieuk (26082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
bottle at home ... daisy tasting ... dark brown black .. thin tan lacing ... soft dark chcolate roast malts ... light chocolate roast malt nose ... soft chocolate .. dark roast ... soft malts ... soft chocolate .. sweet chocolate .. light chocolate linger ...

omhper (25807) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Bottled, thanks hackobock! (2014) Black, small beige head. Pear, licorice and coffee up front. Mid sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Pear, coffee, licorice. Some syrup and bread. Warming finish.

madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Very dark brown beer that is just about transparent. Pale tan head. Semi dry palate. Rich dark malt with some chocolate and coffee. Mild creamy lactose. Minerals. Finishes dry. Pretty well joined up and tasty beer.

23rd October 2012
THE Eclipse Tasting. Pretty much as above but noticed some dark fruits and a little spice in the bourbon. Enjoyed it more this time.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Vintage 2010. Pours black with a vague reddish tint. Sweet whiskey aroma, sweet roast and dark fruits. Solid body, carbonation is a little low, hard yet sweet roast, lots of raisins. Boozy finish, still with sweet roast. Well made indeed. 170611

Leighton (22550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle at THE Eclipse Tasting, London. Bottle #213, green wax. Thanks to Kenneth! Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Charred wood on the nose, some strong alcohol poking through, some ripe, dark fruits. Big sweet flavor with lots of dark sugars, molasses, some dark chocolate, boozy wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with light sting, moderate woody bitterness, baking cocoa, toasted sugars, a bit of chocolate cake. Rich, with a sturdy alcohol presence.

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