Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Wonderful texture was the first thing that grabbed my attention. Solid bourbon barrel influence of vanilla and chocolate. Deep, rich and long on the palate, without being thick or heavy. Another pleasure to enjoy by FiftyFifty.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me... Bule (2239) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
22oz bottle of 2012 release. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich bourbon flavors works seamlessly with the mellowed hops. Some hop bitterness lingers.
zebra (2247) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
definite wow factor. couldn’t taste any corn, though. fun to be the 5th rating and the 2nd outside CA. zoucrew102 (2048) - - FEB 3, 2013
Aroma is boozy, sweet whiskey. Pours dark brown with no head. Very inviting. Tastes very sweet and strong alcohol flavor but not bad. Finishes extremely smooth.
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We did a taste testing of five different 50-50 2012 stouts. For the base stout, it’s quite frankly superb. Pours black, with a beautiful yellowish-white froth. Some coffee notes, little bitterness, but the predominating flavor is roasted malt.
Of the five we tasted, the mellow corn was tied as my favorite. The mellow corn, well, mellowed out the stout. Although high in ABV, this particular barrel also made the stout session-like -- incredibly smooth and drinkable!
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2013
A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal.
S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, Whiskey, vanilla, oak, corn, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, booze.
T - Sweet chocolate and caramel malts, Whiskey, vanilla, oak, corn, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, touch of dark fruit, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet finsh.
D - Great barrel aged stout. The Whiskey is present but also fairly mellow. radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Split a 22oz bottle of the 2012 Gold Wax vintage three ways. My favorite of the night. This one was so mellow, so balanced - nice bourbon notes - vanilla, chocolate, some sweet toffee characters and a touch of really dark fruits. Plenty of warming, touch barrel. This one was probably the best of the bunch - certainly the one I enjoyed the most while consuming it. Nice balance between the barrel aging and with whatever the base beer is. drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Poured this at a good temperature with an average sized light brown, foamy head that soon settled to a splotchy cover and ring with a bit of lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is molasses, malt, roast, vanilla and on the mild side. Flavor’s like nose, sweet is dominant, backed with good carbonic tang and just right bitter, well balanced. Honey is in the background along with oak. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is just a tad warming, just like flavor, and tapers moderately. Easy drinking. Very good. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottles from Capone’s, Blue Dog Lansdale, and Smith’s. Pours oily jet black with minimal head. Nose is bourbon, oak, molasses. Tastes thick on the palate, with flavors of bourbon, molasses, oak, mild prune and fine tobacco. Pyrmir (6196) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
Bomber bottle vintage 2012. Near black with tan head. Aroma is faint and soft, dominated by bourbon and raisins. Taste is soft, very well balanced, bourbon, plums and faint apple notes. One of my favourite Eclipses!