Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Auror:
4.29/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Consumed today but reviewed from notes later. Split two ways. Cellar temp bottle poured into my CBS snifter.
Appearance- Poured black with a tan, surprisingly fluffy head. Head fades fairly quickly but leaves a nice persistent ring. Thick lacing coats the glass. Looks like a bourbon barrel-aged stout should.
Smell- Notes of chocolate, alcohol, and molasses dominate. Moderate fragrance level.
Taste- Chocolate again, surprisingly some nuts. Bourbon lends alcohol heat and vanilla. Decent amount of oak and roasted coffee bitterness on the back-end that was missing from the aroma. Very solid, but doesn't blow me away.
Mouthfeel- Very soft carbonation, and not dry at all. Definitely a viscous component. This beer is somehow both thin and chewy, but I like it.
Overall- The alcohol was well hidden in this (I'm told its higher than listed 9.5% abv), and the flavors were good, if not mind-blowing. A nice interplay of chocolate and vanilla. Pretty drinkable. Probably not worth the $, but splitting it made it worth it.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2013 04:13:53 | More by Auror
More User Reviews:
4.78/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A - nice tan head dissipates quickly to a pencil thin ring. great barrel presence
S - cocoa. dark chocolate, slight cinnamon, bright bourbon
T - everything very balanced and nuanced. caramelized brown sugar, chocolate, bitter chocolate
M - coats the tongue without being thick. spot on
O - phenomenal brew with great balance and a myriad of things going on. if someone detected something and told you i am sure you could find it
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 04:52:38 | More by fatsnowman22
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,208 ratings.