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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

1,200 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,200
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 727
Gots: 509 | 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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Porter

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-23-2013 23:41:58 | More by Porter
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emsjf

Virginia

4/5  rDev -10.5%

02-23-2013 01:49:09 | More by emsjf
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-22-2013 17:38:33 | More by ShanePB
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, 2012
Tired Hands glass

A: Pours really deep brown almost black. Reddish hues towards corners. Head is a light tan color. This is more head then other variations, and makes for a prettier appearance in the glass. Some lacing sheeting. Alcohol feet on the swirl.

S: I get the barrel immediately. Big vanilla and oak character coming through. Dark chocolate. Medium roast. Some blueberry underneath, like I have gotten from other ones. Some caramel flavors too.

T: Dark chocolate. Malt sweetness. Some barrel is there too. Vanilla is really nice. Blends well with base. Some bitterness in back end, but it's like a chocolate bitterness not hoppy. The mixture of base and barrel and roast and sweet is really pleasant on this brew.

M: It's full but not epically big.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 16:54:56 | More by inlimbo77
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jaylib

California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

02-22-2013 06:16:26 | More by jaylib
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-22-2013 02:39:54 | More by Beerontwowheels
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-21-2013 21:37:04 | More by drewone
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-21-2013 01:57:19 | More by Jspriest
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pschul4

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-20-2013 21:29:37 | More by pschul4
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-20-2013 00:30:05 | More by mmcnaughton
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IndyDad

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-19-2013 20:20:11 | More by IndyDad
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -10.5%

02-19-2013 03:22:48 | More by stevec32
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Mscarpen

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-17-2013 23:22:34 | More by Mscarpen
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HALB

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-17-2013 22:28:31 | More by HALB
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-17-2013 18:52:14 | More by Sparger
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-17-2013 16:52:52 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-16-2013 21:04:23 | More by pearljam118
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Esoterc

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-16-2013 07:19:47 | More by Esoterc
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle

A- jet black, I think the negatives I've heard about the series are getting to me, but I swear this "looks light for a stout"....

S- Awesome. Everything I want in my BA stouts. Loads of oaky vanilla goodness, with some slight roastiness, but definitely oak vanilla dominant

T- more of the same, the roasted character comes through a bit more in the taste, I actually enjoy how the lightness of the body seems to lend to an urge or sense of need to drink more to coat more of the mouth to understand more of the taste...want..more...

M- Yes, the body is light. to style, not good...but know what? 50/50 makes it work, I enjoyed this part of the beer more than anticipated

O- This is my favorite so far out of the three I've had and would buy more if they weren't soo damn expensive

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 04:43:15 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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otrejo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-15-2013 15:40:45 | More by otrejo
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with two friends at Apex in Portland OR. 2011 vintage.

It pours a little weak looking for a stout of this level of aroma and taste. Dark brown with some lighter brown highlights, decent lacing.

The smell is nice with molasses, smoke, subtle in a good way bourbon, cereal malt, ice cream vanilla oak. Very nice.

The taste really pops with flavor, it strikes all the right notes of a barrel aged stout: a great balance of the barrel, stout and bourbon from the barrel, it really has a perfect balance and is not hot at all. Also has some nice salt water taffy and fudge flavors on top of everything else.

Feel is a little above good but not great, wish it was thicker but it has a nice roast and carbonation level for a beer like that.

I can see why this is rated so high. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 09:41:23 | More by Dreadnaught33
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AApparel

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-14-2013 05:37:10 | More by AApparel
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Sisky

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-14-2013 03:54:54 | More by Sisky
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-14-2013 01:17:25 | More by ChugginOil
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber that has "BR2 2012" written on it into a snifter. Acquired in a trade from Surge1311.

A- Pours an opaque black body with amber highlights. A thin mocha-colored head rises and reduces quickly to leave a khaki ring. Leaves spotty lacing.

S- I'm straining to get a good sense of the aroma, but it's taking a lot of effort. After a bit of swirling, I get whiskey, dark fruits, vanilla, and some pretty noticeable booze (which is odd considering the 9.5% abv - I get less from bcbs @ 15.00%)

T- Sweet milk chocolate, raisons, dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla upfront, on the finish is freshly roasted grain and toasty black coffee. There's a hugely noticeable hop bite on the finish.

M- Medium-heavy body, very low carbonation.

I was expecting big things from this brew, and I got what I was expecting - but nothing more. Didn't blow me away. It was indeed rich and complex and very enjoyable to drink. I'm definitely going to age my second bottle, maybe that will mellow out the booze which I think is the downfall of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 00:04:06 | More by gcamparone
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,200 ratings.