FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels

Todds first Imperial Eclipse Stout vintage done at FiftyFifty in Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels. Re-made for the 2012 Eclipse Series

Vintages:
2007 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels - No Wax
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Bourbon Barrels - Blue Wax

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel ].
[ Blue Wax - 2012 ]. Clear dark brown black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark malt, wood, vanilla, alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bourbon, chocolate, dark malt, roasted, alcohol, vanilla - bourbon. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoolic. [20150401]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25612) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon. Roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
13th March 2013
Bottle at Bruces pad. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Light palate, a little dry. Airy. Semi sweet dark malt. Trace of dark chocolate. Little wood and vanilla. Finishes semi dry with spicy bourbon and a little aniseed but the alcohol heat is kept in check.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (23624) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle on 3/3/13. Very dark maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, figs, dates. Taste is boozy vanilla, but mostly just boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20611) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruces, London - big thanks to Ken for another great one. Pours deep, brown-black with a frothy, beige foam head. Aroma holds lots of dark fruits, some alcohol, nips of strawberries and dark chocolate. Big sweet flavor, lots of dark bread, plenty of dark fruits, blackberries, mellow chocolate, some burnt wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, fairly dry with all the burnt wood, some burnt brown sugar, bits of vanilla, hard alcohol, cake. Sweet, rich, pretty dry, goody roasty malts...I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (19464) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Intensiv malziger Beginn, dabei s mit Kaffeenoten. Die Schokoladigkeit nimmt zu, vollmundig, etwas wrzig, minimal bitter. Intensiver Nachhall, geringfgig alkoholisch. Wrzig, zum Ende deutlich alkoholisch. 10/11/11/11/12/11

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (19209) - PCastle, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe brunliche schaumkrone. Geruch s rstmalzig, holzig, Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack s Rstmalzig, Honig, Karamell, schokoladig, alkoholisch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Gteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a small but lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, woody, raisins, figs, plums, some cream, bourbon, some raisins, and figs. Raisin and fig flavor, caramel, vanilla, whiskey, cream, coffee notes, licorice, chocolate, spicy notes, coffee, some cocoa powder. Another great Eclipse, I dont see how they could possibly fail with this base in a beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18720) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, massive thanks to GT2 for gifting me this one, 24/01/15. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is light chocolate, big roasted notes, spice, hint of coconut, dark toffee fudge, woody barrel tones. Taste comprises dark malts, rich chocolate, liqourice, molasses, toffee melt, subtle well tempered bourbon tunes. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, subtle BA wash in the close. Solid BA impy, good balance, easy drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle @ Oakquinox 2013. Black colored pour with a khaki head. Really nice chocolate aroma, plenty of roasted malt, vanilla, and bourbon. Some coffee, a touch of oak, and graham cracker. The flavor is a touch boozy, but nice otherwise. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker. Sweet caramel, a touch of coffee, and some charred oak.


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