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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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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,244 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,244
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 729
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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kell50

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-07-2013 18:29:37 | More by kell50
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-07-2013 02:01:12 | More by Lare453
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

11-30-2013 17:32:17 | More by lunarbrew
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rand

California

4.63/5  rDev +3.6%

From 22 oz wax-dripped bomber to oversized wine glass.

I reviewed the Four Roses here http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/14936/64055, as good as it was I think I underrated it. Also, at the time I hadn't had as many BA stouts, the ones I had weren't all that impressive. Now I think they're possibly the world's finest beverage, making this one of the best of the best.

As far as how the Elijah Craig is different, it's smoother, more singular on the palate (likely from age), as the licorice notes have made room for vanilla and cocoa.

11-30-2013 06:36:16 | More by rand
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-30-2013 01:11:49 | More by DantheMan75
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

11-29-2013 17:44:41 | More by vinny21bal
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.5%

11-27-2013 23:57:10 | More by XmnwildX12
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Thanks Shaun, for bringing this one to our latest tasting today, 11/26/2013. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

Review #298.

Pours a nice viscous dark brown/black body, minimal mocha head with minimal retention. Lacing is spotty. Standard bourbon barrel stout here.

Smells incredible. There's that customary bourbon barrel scent- oaky, almost on the verge of fungal, but overwhelmed by a delicious smelling chocolate brownie scent. Very rich. Phenomenal nose here.

Flavour is a notch below the nose; however I get a lot of that bourbon barrel ala Bourbon County. There's a lot of similarities to BCBS, although this tastes a little more like chocolate fudge brownies than anything else. Quite decadent.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, just the right amount of carbonation. A decent bit of heat accompanies the beer, but otherwise very smooth and complex.

Thanks for bringing this one, Shaun. This is the first 50/50 Eclipse beer I've ever had, and after this one I kind of want to see what else is out there from that same brewer. Well-done, very well-constructed and nicely chocolatey with a good mix of bourbon.

11-27-2013 07:14:33 | More by Stevedore
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heavenlyStash

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-26-2013 07:47:02 | More by heavenlyStash
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ACB

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-25-2013 19:10:21 | More by ACB
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-23-2013 02:49:41 | More by DaPan
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-21-2013 19:40:30 | More by GeoffreyM
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

11-21-2013 02:49:37 | More by blabaer
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Sean802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

11-17-2013 00:28:17 | More by Sean802
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.18/5  rDev -6.5%

Thanks to mlaroche for this trade way back when.
2009 - Bottle 78

Pours a wicked dark brown almost black color, not much of a head though and pours almost flat, no light penetration even around the edges, no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a huge bourbon molasses aroma, subtle hints of dark fruit, rich toasty malt backing that makes all the other characteristics blended so not to overwhelm the nose.

Taste starts out with a thick roasted/burnt malt flavor with a bit of a char aspect, the bourbon kicks in but after four years of age the burn has mellowed, molasses and dark fruit in the aftertaste, big thick chewy body that is hampered by a very low almost flat carbonation, not quite Lost Abbey bad but enough to hurt it from being excellent on all fronts.

11-16-2013 00:46:29 | More by deltatauhobbit
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DimensionX

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

11-15-2013 21:19:40 | More by DimensionX
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boxcar01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

11-15-2013 19:55:25 | More by boxcar01
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-15-2013 15:26:21 | More by FreshZ
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

11-15-2013 13:19:46 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

11-15-2013 00:27:13 | More by FullObs
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

11-14-2013 20:58:20 | More by captainbearcat
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Jamison85

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-14-2013 15:59:54 | More by Jamison85
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MrNate

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

11-09-2013 18:55:52 | More by MrNate
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.5%

11-08-2013 16:24:13 | More by Benesi88
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

11-05-2013 00:17:06 | More by anticipation23
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,244 ratings.