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

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,246 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 732
Gots: 514 | FT: 31
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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beefsquatch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

03-22-2014 03:19:25 | More by beefsquatch
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-21-2014 16:03:03 | More by mtomlins
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-21-2014 12:53:48 | More by Gotti311
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Ben7773

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-21-2014 06:10:05 | More by Ben7773
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-21-2014 02:31:59 | More by emerge077
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-19-2014 16:47:58 | More by dunix
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-19-2014 15:18:00 | More by cnbrown313
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22Blue

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-19-2014 00:45:49 | More by 22Blue
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1noa

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-18-2014 14:21:54 | More by 1noa
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Trio2shine

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-17-2014 18:10:45 | More by Trio2shine
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-17-2014 14:54:46 | More by FrankHammer
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brockdidntslide

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +5.8%

Best imperial stout i have ever had. Had Just the correct amount of the excellent bourbon flavor without making it so overwhelming that you miss the other flavors of the stout in the beer.

Just a terrific job here fifty-fifty. It's a little on the expensive side, but still well worth it in my book.

03-16-2014 20:26:19 | More by brockdidntslide
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khargro2

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-16-2014 13:57:30 | More by khargro2
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beav19

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-16-2014 01:46:38 | More by beav19
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-16-2014 00:38:00 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +1.3%

Appearance: Pours with a light to medium thickness on the body, dark brown head with moderate sized bubbles, and a finger worth head. Head settles in and is lightly present only in the edges of the glass. Carbonation is low in glass but present.

Smell: Bourbon forward. The bourbon brings rich tones of vanilla, toffee, and cherries, oak. Slight burn from the alcohol which is not offensive, instead with brings a welcome layer of depth. Milk chocolate tones and lightly roasted coffee grounds. The big barrel character wins out in the end but lets so many other characteristics make an appearance.

Taste: The bourbon seems to have settled a little better on the taste but is still a robust presence. The palate is greeted by a menacing vanilla, milk chocolate, and lingering oak. The body is a slightly alcohol burn, cherries, and some medium to dark chocolate. The finish is some lingering alcohol, easy vanilla, and dry chocolate.

Mouthfeel: This brew doesn't have the huge, rich, creamy body that so many other elite imperial stouts do but all the traditional stout flavors and barrel character still come through so well. For what it lacks in rich heavy body, it makes up for in elite drinkability.

Overall: I would definitely but this in the world class BA stout category. The lighter body give it a very different drinkability but in no way is a negative in the long run. The barrel character is absolutely top notch. I bought a bottle of Elijah Craig 12yr bourbon at the same time as this bottle and I hope it packs this type of punch as well.

03-15-2014 21:06:22 | More by KFBR392
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-15-2014 20:51:58 | More by mikeincharleston
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-15-2014 14:49:34 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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ManLoveBeer

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-14-2014 01:07:16 | More by ManLoveBeer
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iJyuken

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-13-2014 17:04:36 | More by iJyuken
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-13-2014 11:35:18 | More by trxxpaxxs
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will1256

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2014 03:26:51 | More by will1256
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fsck

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-10-2014 22:52:32 | More by fsck
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-10-2014 17:10:39 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-10-2014 03:08:58 | More by facesnorth
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,246 ratings.