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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)

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world-class

1,249 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,249
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 732
Gots: 513 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged 200 days in an Elijah Craig bourbon barrel.

(Beer added by: Jmoore50 on 12-29-2009)
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Reviews by wordemupg:
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev -2.5%

650ml purple waxed 2013 bomber bottle run #2 poured into tulip Christmas day 2013

A black liquid with a deep cola edge, lots of tiny bubbles going up the side and feeding a big three finger mocha foam that quickly cuts in half but then sticks around with a slight island, several rings of lace followed by random patches, looks great

S lots of chocolate fudge, vanilla, some sweet soft caramel and I'm getting some of the honey I didn't notice in the other variants, not too heavy on the barrel but has nice mellow bourbon and wood thing going on, booze is there but quite well concealed

T more booze then the nose with some burnt coffee and char, whats on the nose is still there but doesn't mesh together quite as well, still solid don't get me wrong but doesn't quite match the nose

M not very heavy for the color but the tiny bubbles cream it up and like the other 2013's I've had I'd plain and simply be amazed if this clocks in at nearly 12%

O another great beer from the series but I don't think its my favorite, the taste doesn't quite keep up to the nose but still great all-around

everything I've had from the Eclipse series has been great and perhaps the number of reviews has gotten this one in particular on to the top 250 but I don't think its my personal favorite even though its awesome.

12-25-2013 20:56:38 | More by wordemupg
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A - Pours a slightly bubbly tan/khaki colored head that retreats into the blackness of the body.

S - Lots of bourbon. Oak. Some chocolate. Cherries and other dark fruit as it warms up. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering.

T - Flavor is phenomenal and extremely well balanced. Deep, robust and not overly rich. Nice chocolate notes. Mild bourbon and vanilla.

M - Mouth is just under full bodied. Silky with light creamy carbonation. Spot on for how I like in Barrel Aged Stouts.

O - Amazing brew. Can't tell if I like this or the 18 year more. The only knock I have is that I wish the ABV was a little higher but other then that this is an almost flawless Barrel Aged Stout.

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Pours into my glass a deep brooding black with a small dark tan head that quickly fades. Bit under carbonated. No light getting through this brew. Aromas start off with smooth dark roasted malts, chocolate and honey. Vanilla and sweet bright bourbon alongside an oak barrel character. Bourbon is really well integrated and draws you in.

First sip brings smooth dark malts, chocolate truffle upfront with honey sweet accents. Bourbon rolls in with caramel and vanilla flavors. Woody oak barrel as it flows down with a touch of spiciness. Smooth and well balanced, the bourbon is perfectly integrated here. Wonderful.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. A bit slick with mellow carbonation. I enjoy the fact that this is not overly heavy. Overall, this is a great bourbon aged stout with well integrated flavors that all hit the right marks. Really happy to have been able to sample this and looking forward to the 2010 versions.

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T - Chocolate and vanilla lead the way, with some oak notes and roasted malts. Chocolate is semi-sweet. Dark fruits become noticeable midway through, with some char and bitter chocolate on the finish. Subtle bourbon burn, works very well.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a very nice creaminess. Finish becomes more earthy and bitter.

O - This is the first of of the Eclipse beers I have had, and I was impressed. Not too heavy of a mouthfeel, but still a very nice creaminess. Bourbon is prominent but not in your face, and the fruit notes are nice.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,249 ratings.