Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.75/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Bottle #2160. 2011 vintage, white wax (billed as Elijah Craig 20 yr on the futures). enjoyed from a southampton ris snifter.
a - brew poured a watery black with just shy of a finger's worth of creamy tan head. the milky head slowly bubbled away leaving a thin skin of head on the surface of the brew. lacing was spotty. in the glass, the beer looked much fuller than when poured.
s - really nicely balanced stout and bourbon. there are nice malty chocolate notes in there, but they are dipped in woody booze. VERY nice and appetizing.
t - some vanilla notes. chocolate. char. cream. booze. sweetness. gets much tastier as it goes. the vanilla notes really help make the flavor masterful. rich and decadent. hell of a beer.
m - smooth and surprisingly not as thick as i had expected. boozy.
o - overall, nice. not my absolute favorite barrel aged stout of all time, but damn close. this beer is VERY good. as far as flavor, as this one warms, it is top notch...i look forward to tasting this in a side-by-side with others in the series. i dig a boozy barrel aged stout and this one is boozy for certain. a fun series. really nicely integrated vanilla. if you don't like the heat, then this is one that you should stay out of the kitchen with.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2012 01:17:33 | More by cosmicevan
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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.
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