Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)

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99
world-class

1,395 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,395
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 759
Gots: 549 | FT: 41
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged 200 days in an Elijah Craig bourbon barrel.

(Beer added by: Jmoore50 on 12-29-2009)
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Photo of kendollkaff
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EB1
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mj81
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours beautiful. Nice creamed coffee color head that stays around for a good while before dissipating to a nice sticky lace. Initial smell and you can really pick up the aromas that the quality of the Elijah Craig barrel gives. At first glance it appears as it would be thicker on the mouthful than it is but that said, the non-syrupy feel actually works perfectly with the quality of the bourbon as it allows the flavors to come through without the viscosity getting in the way. There's a great balance between the slight sweetness of a barrel aged stout and the dark, toasty flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and oak tannins from the barrel. Very smooth. Overall this is very well done and worthy of the praise they receive. Definitely worth the price to try at least once.

Photo of john0721
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle.

color:black

head: thin, light brown, fading fast

nose: bourbon, oak, vanilla

taste: initial sweetness, bourbon, vanilla, hint of berries, fading into chocolate which remains in a mild bitter finish.

I like this beer, but I can't say it lives up to its price point.

Photo of hairylikeapeman
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nilesschmidt
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emottram
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKFine
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leaversuch
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KRG
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnotherVice
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mreaber09
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRFounder
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of M_chav
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Uber sweetness takes over in the taste profile, it's hard to get past the sugars here. Bourbon taste is heavy- really good BA brew here - only knock on this is the price point.

Photo of rden4654
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of clay23
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of sourdog
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Boomer_Briggs
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Irishize75
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Bencooper27
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of CMack71968
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,395 ratings.