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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year)

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557 Ratings
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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 312
Gots: 272 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

White wax.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-22-2011)
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Photo of kooredaan
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Initial taste was a bit hot and syrup like but as the beer warmed in a snifter the sweetness of Totality and EC20 came to the forefront.

Poured dark with a hint of amber. Nose was polite with a hint of booziness but dissipated as it warmed.

kooredaan, Yesterday at 11:04 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Cfeezy, Sunday at 01:15 AM
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4.85/5  rDev +8.5%

Oakhtar, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

ChrisISO_SJ, Nov 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 30, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -7.8%

tectactoe, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

nrs207, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%

One of the white wales in this series for me, this is a 2012 bottle that pours a rustic murky thick sludgy dark brown with a dark tan head and spider web lacing as it drinks. Dynamic nose of oaky sweet bourbon, way more dramatic than the other bourbon editions, less boozy, more vanilla bean, and a very good platform for the chocolate notes in the malt to launch from. Time has done this well as the booze is nonexistent and while the honey flavor is all time, there is little residual sugar. It's just so well integrated, and the better bourbon barrel has predictably produced a better beer. This is as good as any other version I have had, and may even be my favorite of the lot! A must for fans of the series

StonedTrippin, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

wethorseblanket, Sep 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

sjrodriguez, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Dicers, Aug 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Big_Dave, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

pisano, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2012 vintage, tasting alongside 12 year, bernheim wheat, old Fitzgerald, makers mark, and pappy. By far the best of the group, only to be topped by the previous mekers mark I was able to enjoy very fresh. Still haven't been disappointed by the series. Cheers

VeganUndead, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

mgr78704, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

IrishColonial, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Resuin, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

my_knew_craft, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

yummybeer, May 09, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 466 or 2011

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with a film and some bubbles; very little lacing (particularly compared to the others in the series)

Smell: Chocolate fudge and Bourbon, with vanilla, oak and toasted coconut in the background

Mouthfeel: The Bourbon mingles with the chocolate fudge flavors, adding vanilla, toasted coconut and oak and building to a boozy crescendo in the mid-palate; the flavors mingle, after the swallow, producing a warm finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A very nice beer but I was expecting to be overwhelmed; out of the bottles I tasted from my cellar over the past few days my favorites were the Four Roses and the brandy barrel, which were the ones I was expecting to like the least; as they say in the sports world, "That's why they play the games."

brentk56, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

akang, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

SocalKicks, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

stephensinner, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

bcrossan, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

mtomlins, Mar 21, 2014
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.