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FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Heaven Hill Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark bruin body with a white head. Dark malty tones, light rye and bourbon, quite a bit sweet and somewhat boozy. Light burnt malt, rye, and a hint of licorice. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14511) - 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 (3380) - 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 (6590) - 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 (861) - 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 (3024) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1724) - ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle sample at "whales" tasting, thanks Tom. Opaque black. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, wood, cocoa, some wine notes. Sweet, more chocolate, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, oak, boozy and warming finish. Full bodied, smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12346) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Ls place. Thanks Tom L. As FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rittenhouse Rye Barrel 2014. Black with some brown foam. Great aroma full of vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, coconut, wood, spicy note, cookies, a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor with chocolate, caramel, nuts, vanilla, whiskey, some roast, some alcohol, and a spicy note. Full-bodied, rounded. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamt12 (21) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2016
Cocoa liquor, rye and honey notes. Very toasted, vanilla hints. Roasted sourness. Dry bitter finish. Alcoholic a bit. Bitter liquor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (5430) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2016
At the whale tasting, Toms Place, Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, dark bread, sherry, flavor is slightly bitter with chocolate, rye, wood, bourbon, coffee, sweet, medium to full bodied, Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (6342) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2016
BR/2 2012 Bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big bourbon barrel notes vanilla brown sugar molasses chocolate sweetness roast malts plenty of heat some marshmallow fluff. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness bourbon barrel vanilla and a nice end.

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