FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee

RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Java Coffee - White Wax with Purple Dripping and neck card
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Java Coffee - Lavender Wax
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Java Coffee - Lavender Pearl Wax
2015 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee - Lavender Sparkle Wax
2016 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee - Lavender Wax
2017 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee - Lavender Sparkle Wax

Coffee is a blend of:
45% Imperial Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 (300 Day Aged Version)
45% Totality Stout
10% French Roast Cold Toddy from Wood Fire Roasted Coffee Co. Reno, NV.

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Nische (2799) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2018
Bottle sample. Bitch black with a brief, brown head. Roasted coffee, liquorice, leather, tobacco and vanilla. Intense sipper.

GRM (4298) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2018
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, 2017 vintage, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on March 8 2018; eye: liquorice, opaque, thin sheet of dark brown head that turns into a ring, light lacing; nose: coffee, chocolate, light alcohol, light whiskey, bourbon; mouth: coffee, chocolate, light alcohol, light whiskey, bourbon, alcohol, light alcohol warmth, cocoa, acidity, bittering hops, tea, finale in coffee with presence of alcohol, full body, lightly below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh and lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine

Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, millésime 2017, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 8 mars 2018; œil : réglisse, opaque, mince couverture de mousse brun foncé qui se transforme en un anneau, légère dentelle; nez : café, chocolat, léger alcool, léger whiskey, bourbon; bouche : café, chocolat, léger alcool, léger whiskey, bourbon, alcool, léger chaleur d'alcool, cacao, acidité, houblon amérisant, thé, finale en café avec présence d'alcool, corsée, carbonatation légèrement sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse et légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

creppyiceman (1297) - POLAND - FEB 6, 2018
(BOTTLE: 2015 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee - Lavender Sparkle Wax- 3 years old) Aroma: honey, bean-like coffee and oak. Appearance: black color, small head. Taste: very dry, flavour of honey, roasted coffee, roasted malt, cacao and dark chocolate. Palate: medium to full body, low carboantion. Overall: Tasty one, wish it wasn't so oxidised tho , love the balance and intensity of coffee notes.

martjoobolut (5562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle (thanks harri). Pours dark brown-black. Aroma is brownish. Flavor is beany, coffee, vanills, malt, roast. Flavor is is sweet, beany, roast, coffee, malt, honey, vanilla. Overall: very good.

fugitive (2071) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle. Color black with small head. Aroma alcohol, coffee, chocolate. Taste sweet, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, bitter.

Oxytocin (256) - AUSTRIA - OCT 26, 2017
650 ml bottle, vintage 2015, shared by Sander, thanks a lot. dark brown with a light brown head. coffee, woody, ash, roasty, smoke, vanilla, light acidity, caramel, nuts, licorice, Really well balanced aromatic. medium sweetness, light to medium roasty bitterness, quite warming. rather full, smooth body.

PowY (1284) - AUSTRIA - OCT 20, 2017
650 ml bottle, vintage 2015, shared by Sander, many thanks. Pours a dark chestnut brown with a tan colored head. Lots of coffee in the aroma in front of roasted malt - nothing stands out in particular, but overall very balanced. Medium-full to full body with a low carbonation, a medium sweetness and a light to medium bitterness. Some noticeable alcohol. Flavor of caramel and lots of coffee, some mildly burnt notes, licorice, nuts, hazelnut, some brown sugar. Lots of coffee on top of an exceptionally well balanced and smooth, roasty beer - very good!

Aroma: 8
Appearance: 4
Taste: 9
Palate: 4
Overall: 18

bergstaden (3452) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2017
Huge thanks to meilby for scharing this bottle - Black with a brown head - Dark malt, wood and coffee in the aroma - Good malt body with some wood, coffee and chocolate notes with bitterness - The dark malt and coffee flavours goes into the finish and lasts - This was real good

Werckmeister (3538) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 18, 2017
0,65l bottle shared by Sander at Powys, big thanks. Java Coffee. Vintage 2015. black color, small coffee colored head. smells coffee, earthy, lactose, some wood, bit doughy. very nice smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes grassy, ashy, earthy, some oxidation, light sweetness, light chocolate, espresso, wood, lactose. finishes lightly bitter with notes of coffee, chocolate and earthy notes. very nice one, very smooth to drink, great balance overall. 8 / 4 / 9 / 4 / 17

Saeglopur (2536) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 Score: 8 / 4 / 9 / 4 / 17

650 ml bottle, 2015 vintage, shared by Sander, thanks!
Black body, with a medium, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of coffee beans, espresso, cocoa, dark chocolate, some dark fruits.
Tastes lovely, with similar, with some more tobacco, liquorice.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty, moderate bitter, a bit sweet, a bit wooden, with lots of smooth coffee again, some honey, some ash, some liquorice

Very tasty. Lovely smooth coffee throughout, which is quite dominant, but perfectly integrated. Drinks really smooth, alcohol isn't noticeable. Great, very smooth Coffee Stout.

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