Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Received in a trade. This is a 2012 batch. Cracking this in honour of Wrestlemania!
A - Poured into my Duvel glass a a nice dark brown with a rich almost two finger dark chocolate hued head that slumped down to leave a nice quarter inch head that left some light side lacing.
S - Very nice chocolate notes here, no sweet malts. The rich bourbon is noteable from a slight distance. Smooth, rich, well rounded with light typical bourbon sweetness, faint vanilla and barrel notes as well. No alcohol on the nose either.
T - Taste is just delicious. Would like more chocolate as there is quite a bit of bourbon. Its tasty, sure, but a bit too bourbon heavy. Would like to see more notes of chocolate like say, cocoa powder, bakers, that sort of thing. Again, its there but its all rather overpowered by the bourbon.
M - Mouthfeel is awesome though, super creamy with just a little bit of carbonation. Light bourbon alcohol as well.
O - Overall its a darn tasty beer, but, for the money or going trade rate there are other damn good bourbon aged stouts for a fraction of the cost of one of these. Glad I got to try it.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2013 23:27:34 | More by rudzud
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