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

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1,527 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,527
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 792
Gots: 617 | FT: 55
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:
Beer added by: Jmoore50 on 12-29-2009

Imperial Stout aged 200 days in an Elijah Craig bourbon barrel.
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Ratings: 1,527 | Reviews: 261
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4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a FiftyFifty Eclipse snifter.

Finally getting around to trying this beer. I've been excited about this one for some time. Shared with the group during a FiftyFifty themed tasting.

The beer appears near black with a thin beige head. The aroma is vanilla, perhaps some toasted coconut, roast, chocolate, oak. Lovely. The taste follows suit. Simply delicious. A standout among the FiftyFifty Eclipse series.

It was interesting sipping this side by side with the Elijah Craig 18 Eclipse. I think both are fabulous beers, each offering a myriad of flavors. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #756, 2011 vintage, served in a snifter.

The beer pours a deep jet black, hues of dark cola brown come through when held to the light, intensely opaque. A thin mocha head appears but dissipates very quickly, leaving behind a trace of film atop the beer and no real lacing. The aroma is of charred wood, rich chocolate, sweet vanilla, bourbon and faint coffee, well rounded, extremely inviting and pleasing. The flavors are wonderfully complex, strong bourbon, rich chocolate, smooth vanilla, roasted coffee and charred wood, just as the nose lead on, a bit of molasses and pitted fruit does come to the tongue as the beer warms that gives on a touch of added complexity. The body is good, a tad thinner than other barrel aged stouts, not as creamy or motor oily as others, but still works well for the beer, the carbonation is spot on, a bit lively and zesty as it goes down with a great smooth finish.

Verdict: Another incredible rendition of Eclipse. This beer never ceases to amaze in it's depth of flavor and general palatability and each barrel variant brings out something unique and different than the others, a joy to drink.

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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to CheapBeerBuzz for this beauty!

A: dark brown to black, not very viscous, very nice tan head with excellent retention creating a froth on top. Same as the EC 18 but with a more foamy head.

S: bourbon and oak are slight in smell along with some vanilla.

T: dark fruits are heavy, but this has quite a bourbon and wood flavor along with some vanilla.

M: missing some body, but overall very good. Well carbonated with fine bubbles. Very creamy.

O: excellent beer. When I first opened it, I didn't think it would be very good. Wrong. Hope they make it again, and make it at a less steep price ($30/22 ounce bottle). Not quite as enjoyable as the EC 18, but really close.

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