Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kendo:
4.64/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Handwritten notation on bottle says "BR/3" and "2012." Consumed on 1/25/2013.
A: Poured from the 22 oz bottle - after cutting through the purple wax seal - into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black. No light is penetrating, not even at the edges. Smallish (maybe a half-finger) light-brown head on top settles pretty quickly to leave a little ring of lace behind. Good splotches of lace on the way down.
S: Bourbon. But not in an over-the-top, in-your-face sort of way. It's integrated nicely, with strong scents of vanilla and a woody, tannic hint as well.
T: Oooooh that's good. First impression is the bourbon. Alcohol heat is definitely felt on the palate and especially on the way down. After a couple sips and a bit of a palate adjustment period, however, I get a good amount of chocolate malt underneath the booze. Don't get me wrong, this is still a big, boozy beer and a sipper rather than a roasty or chocolatey quaffer; but there's more to it than the bourbon. There's a touch of molasses as well, but a nice, tannic bitterness at the finish provides a surprising amount of balance.
M: This is a heavyweight. Carbonation is modest; a slightly slick sipper.
O: This is really good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2013 03:19:47 | More by Kendo
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 1,206 ratings.