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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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99
world-class

1,200 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,200
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 727
Gots: 510 | FT: 33
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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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-28-2013 14:57:10 | More by roostor07
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Kimbo1318

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-28-2013 00:25:47 | More by Kimbo1318
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quine

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-25-2013 18:18:35 | More by quine
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wesside89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

09-25-2013 06:36:17 | More by wesside89
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wpqx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I honestly didn't think this was going to be as good as it was. Picked up the 2012 version so it has about a year's worth of age on it, poured into a makeshift tulip (my best glassware is not here). So a few thoughts:

A - Even holding this up to the light there is virtually no color, just black, they don't call it Eclipse for nothing, outstanding.

S - Smells like that Elijah Craig 12 year whiskey, you can definitely get the boozy aromas with a bit of the honey, a little coffee as well, just an overall wonderful smell.

T - For a beer that's 9.5% this is very noticeably boozy which might be a turnoff for some but is everything I love about a good barrel-aged imperial stout. Incredibly smooth but with a noticeable bourbon taste to it.

M - This just coats your palette like a good beer should, decent amount of carbonation to for a beer of this kind.

O - I initially balked at the retail price of this beer (as well as the rest of the Eclipse series) but good god this was sooo worth it. This is the first thing I've ever tried from FiftyFifty and they have a new #1 fan. Extraordinary beer.

There I'll stop kissing this beer's ass now, but if you see it, buy it, so good.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 01:41:33 | More by wpqx
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fatboy91

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-24-2013 02:41:09 | More by fatboy91
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cfrances33

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

09-22-2013 23:21:02 | More by cfrances33
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NathanFink

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-22-2013 04:22:32 | More by NathanFink
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

09-19-2013 02:49:57 | More by IrishColonial
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bcm75

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-18-2013 00:15:54 | More by bcm75
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-15-2013 20:20:36 | More by thegoon55
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drebin8

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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moonknight31

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

09-15-2013 15:56:15 | More by moonknight31
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rxeight

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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neorunner

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.5%

09-12-2013 17:12:17 | More by neorunner
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber. 2012 vintage. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with less than a finger of a creamy tan head. Once in the glass the body is opaque black. Nice retention and lacing.

Smell: Bourbon, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, hint of dark fruit, and butterscotch.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Bourbon, fudge, toffee, roasted malt, and a bit of oak presence. Sweetness is perhaps a tad high, bordering on cloying.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, thick chewy mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the lower end of medium. Medium alcohol warmth after the finish.

Overall: Really good bourbon barrel aged stout. Probably overpriced, but still really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 04:41:27 | More by Jonada
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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bschinelli

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-09-2013 15:47:54 | More by bschinelli
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hsaye

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Turney

Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

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Stephanieha

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

09-02-2013 18:09:23 | More by Stephanieha
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,200 ratings.