Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MCain04:
4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2012 vintage poured into my Darkness tulip. For $30/bomber, expecting this to be really, really good.
Appearance: Dark brown pour with a voluminous creamy tan head with great retention and lacing. Expected this to be a darker pour given the reviews, but it really isn't that dark.
Smell: Big barrel character in the nose with bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and oak. Some charred wood and a bit of roast on the nose as well.
Taste: Barrel character shines with a nicely palatable bourbon taste, sweet vanilla and caramel, with a balancing backbone of roasty malt, chocolate, and coffee. Mild bitterness. A little bit of anise on the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Smooth with low carbonation, medium body, mildly sticky, but wish the body was bigger.
Overall, I'd say I went into this with high expectations. They were met, but just barely. This could have been better for being 99/100 and 100/100. I'd give it more of a 95/100. Extremely balanced, very drinkable, well-rounded overall. Just doesn't give that extra flavor-punch to push it over the edge. For $30/bottle I might not get this again, but certainly enjoyed the bottle, and it would be a staple if it were more around $18 or so.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 04:37:04 | More by MCain04
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 1,207 ratings.