Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
4.19/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this
Appearance: Dark, dark brown, black at its core - pours with a medium tan head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing
Smell: Big malts and big whiskey - rich malts, with a load of roast, burnt, and chocolate - tons of rich caramel, molasses, and burnt sugar - dark chocolate, with a touch of semisweet chocolate, and some fudge - the bourbon aroma is big, but it's nice - the Elijah Craig is nice, with some nice woody and vanilla notes - sweet, but it works with the overall complexity
Taste: Chocolate, caramel, and bourbon - burnt chocolate malts, dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate chips - very solid, nice stout base (not surprising, as the other Eclipse stouts are great) - burnt, roasty notes, with some coffee - big, cooked caramel, and molasses - the bourbon flavor is quite potent, but it's nice - bourbon, vanilla, wood, and some booze
Mouthfeel: Borderline full body, nice carbonation, smooth, finishes mostly dry with some booze
Overall: Another color of wax, another win
I'm not sure if this is better than the Heaven Hill Rittenhouse Rye, but it's approximately as good. The stout base is great, with a ton of chocolate, and the bourbon is nice. This is definitely a nice sipper.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2014 06:49:33 | More by angrybabboon
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 1,205 ratings.