Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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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."
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2014 23:28:28 | More by brentk56
3.86/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bourbon and rich black chocolates is harsher than ion the 12 year version. Taste is also dominated rich black chocolate notes with some medium rye whiskey notes with rounds off the rough or bitter edge of the base stout but some of the harsher notes don’t really comes out clean. Body is full with nice oily and creamy texture with good carbonation with alcohol not that apparent in this version. I preferred the 12 year old Elijah version to this one base on overall taste being not as smooth as the other version.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 18:54:50 | More by Phyl21ca
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.