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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

1,206 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 731
Gots: 510 | 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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socalbrewlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-23-2013 08:23:03 | More by socalbrewlvr
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sorvats

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-21-2013 21:48:30 | More by sorvats
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from 2009, numbered 1151 poured into a matching Eclipse snifter. The brew appears black in color with a thin line of brown around the edges. Some big brown bubble formation around the edges.

The smell is very roasted and boozy with hints of black licorice before getting solvent. A little bit of vanilla and caramel. As it warms up, it gets a sweet almost candy-like vanilla scent that is deceptive smelling.

The taste is like burnt molasses with an oaked taste that blends into caramel and toffee with chocolate covered raisons and anise. Quite boozy with a hint of bourbon tang across the finish mixed with oak, roast and earth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest to low level of carbonarion. It is earthen and very boozy but still shows the alcohol vibrantly with a little barrel presence. It is quite good and 4 years in the bottle has hardly mellowed this out but it has a soft amount of oxidation present.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 15:01:10 | More by stakem
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topdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-19-2013 01:50:18 | More by topdown
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Deep black and viscous it held a very thin bubbly head.

The scent had nice barrel aged qualities with a lot of coconut, vanilla and wood. Very light chocolate notes and a touch of caramel are also in the nose.

The flavors are strong in the bourbon and barrel, tending to brash at times. There's then a goodly amount of coconut that can be found. Some light chocolate malt flavor is hidden near the end.

The feel is so incredibly creamy and thick, it's truly beautiful.

Overall, this may have been a touch too heavy in the bourbon. Then the coconut came on strong without a balance of vanilla. As always though, it's more a matter of personal taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 22:21:09 | More by KYGunner
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purple wax-dipped 22oz bomber, 2012 vintage, thanks to laymansbeefan and leshkie, split with my bro as a nightcap, my portion into a Deschutes snifter.

A: Pours redish/brown and opaque with a foamy dark tan head that sticks around.

S: Big caramel, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol is pretty muted. Really nice, rich, decadent whiskey. Hints of honey as well? The bourbon is really nice without making the nose too hot.

T: More chocolate on the palate, melding with notes of coffee for a mocha finish. Caramel and vanilla big time, some marshmallow too making this a well-rounded dessert sipper. Alcohol bitterness is detectable but there is very little heat; apparently I found a good age for this beer!

MF: Creamy smooth full body with lower carbonation.

O: The sum of all its parts make this beer excellent. Great bourbon character, rich dessert notes of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and marshmallow (mocha as well), and a silky smooth and creamy body without much alcohol burn make this one really nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 19:47:50 | More by Scotchboy
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-14-2013 13:56:31 | More by BuckTuckian
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-14-2013 13:36:42 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-14-2013 03:03:13 | More by Dactrius
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.5%

10-13-2013 18:22:52 | More by Kegatron
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-11-2013 04:34:55 | More by victory4me
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Mattys21

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-09-2013 20:41:25 | More by Mattys21
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-05-2013 19:58:56 | More by RyanTheLion13
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-05-2013 01:32:24 | More by tsauce2
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-02-2013 22:03:16 | More by tommyguz
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-01-2013 02:54:53 | More by KevinGordon
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-01-2013 02:20:33 | More by duff247
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle BR 1 2012 into a snifter.

pours a pitch black with a half inch beige head. smell is big on bourbon .. this is gonna be a big beer...or is it. taste is extremely smooth and balanced, Damn. the flavor is insane. bourbon , vanilla, oh my god. this is possibly the best tasting imp stout I've ever had. full bodied with light carbonation.

overall you need to drink this beer now. amazing by all accounts.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 01:11:49 | More by Axnjxn
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-30-2013 23:13:59 | More by BUNZILLA
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-30-2013 13:02:46 | More by InspectorBob
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Bakker

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-30-2013 04:36:12 | More by Bakker
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Rado

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-30-2013 03:37:36 | More by Rado
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-30-2013 02:03:31 | More by GreatBloomer
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Strelnikov

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-29-2013 20:36:36 | More by Strelnikov
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-29-2013 19:49:02 | More by sliverX
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,206 ratings.