FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rebel Yell Whiskey Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Rebel Yell Whiskey Barrels

Vintages:
Imperial Eclipse Stout 2012 - Rebel Yell Whiskey - Red Metallic Wax

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3484) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2016
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, roasted nuts, charred oak, bourbon, muscovado sugar, leather, slight tobacco. Taste is roasted and chocolatey with a strong bourbon presence. Charred and oaky notes abound. Mouthfeel is oily and slightly sticky with low carbonation. Very good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christos (5438) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Rebel Yell Whiskey Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% printed on the bottle, red wax, BR 1/2012 marked on the bottle. Black coloured body with a finger of a bit thin, dark beige head on top, with good retention. Great aroma, lots of chocolate and moccha, bourbon, chocolate, coffee creme liquer, alcohol. Nice taste too, again lots of chocolate and alcohol, moccha, chocolate cake, light roasted malts, chocolate ice cream, bourbon. Medium thick body with soft carbonation, mildly sticky palate. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (10465) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Aged bottle. Love this wax color. Deep black, thick pour. Nose was oaky bourbon, dark malt, cacao, vanilla. Dense on the tongue, some bourbon heat, oak, dark malt, cacao, and complex finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2016 22oz bottle with metallic red wax, shared by alexsdad06. Marked BR 1 2012. Dark brown, kind of red color. Ring of khaki, bubbly head. Really interesting, big whiskey barrel in the nose, mixed with some dark chocolate. Some sweet marzipan type nuttiness in the flavor, nice barrel heat. I think the barrel is my favorite part of this, great in the aroma. But like the coffee 2015 eclipse I had earlier, its just a bit sugary sweet for me in the flavor. Kind of bigger body. Mild slick texture. Light slick. Light carbonation. Tasty overall. 8/3/7/4/16

Update, 3/4/16: Same bottle. There was a lot left in it after our tasting, and I thought it was great but there was a lot of beer on my table, so I put a wine cork in it and left it in my fridge for revisitation the next day. I forgot about it until today. Holy cow, its drinking great, Even better now, that I have a fresh palate, I think. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, it has aged beautifully, even after being exposed to oxygen for 2 days. Mild carbonation retains, even, doesnt seem 100% flat yet. This is definitely one of the better 3-4 yr old imperial stouts Ive ever had. Whiskey character is fantastic, and the imperial stout base holds up to it very well. Taste is moderate to bigger sweet, light to moderate bitter, with a nice bit of mild alcohol warmth. Nothing wrong with this here. Nice rich caramel, light dark chocolate, bigger oak, and a pleasant dose of whiskey. Like a rich booze-soaked chocolate coffee cake, overall. Restrained but pleasant amount of roast malt character. One of the better Eclipse variants Ive tried. Great to enjoy the rest of this with my sandwich for a late lunch, before I head in for an evening shift at the bottle shop. In my early days of bottle sharing, Id dump the leftovers at the end of the njight, thinking there was nothing else I could do with them. Im glad I got into the habit of saving the highlights for sampling the next day. A real treat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
22 oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06 - thanks again, Brad! 2012 vintage, red wax. Aroma of vanilla, oak, tobacco, chocolate, mild roast, raisins, figs, and spiced cake. Flavor of tobacco, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, cream, dark dried fruits, and bourbon. Light-medium bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Gets better as it opens. Showing slight age with the thinner body and carbonation level. Subtle warming to it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Smooth and fresh beginning. Soft and smooth. Very fresh and smooth with a nice complex body. Wood with lots of smooth and fresh Bourbon. Great and easy to drink. Nice smooth woody aroma. The Bourbon and the wood harmonise and fit in great. The chocolate and the Whisky are a great combination with hints of wood! Great! Fascinating brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (19201) - PCastle, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
Fast schwarz, ordentliche brunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Bourbon, Kaffee, Holz, Alkohol. Geschmack ist s rstmalzig, Kaffee, viel Vanille, Bourbon, alkoholisch, gut!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (4415) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Black color with tan ring. Aroma is vanilla, black chocolate, and co. Taste is the same. A bit spicy, not so alcoholic. Excellent Imperial Stout, but they start to blend in.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (19438) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Weich malzig alkoholischer Antrunk. Vollmundig, sehr intensiv bleibend, leicht vanillig, steigend holzig. Runder Nachhall. 10/11/11/12/11/11

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of vanilla sweetness, dark fruit, loads of booze. Full body, flavour of sweet berries,


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