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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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BA SCORE
99
world-class

548 Ratings
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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 317
Gots: 273 | FT: 11
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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FosterJM

California

3.88/5  rDev -13.2%

1218th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22oz White Wax
Bottle #3043

App- A very dark brown. Bordered on black but never reached it. An amber/garnet edge formed and then was gone when the small aggressive 1/2 finger brown head poured and was gone. Made way to a small ring of bubbles.

Smell- An aromatic beer with strong chocolate on a large whiff. The ensuing notes bring a bit of roasty malts and a bit of oak. The booze is very heavy but adds too much sting to the nose. Not as smooth as the other but for good reason with which barrels were used on this treatment.

Taste- As it warmed to over 55F, it became a bit more creamy and tastier. However, was a bit harsh with the booze and sting. Had a bit of molasses and chocolate on the back but doesnt go down as smooth as the rest. As I breath I get whisps of alcohol coming out lf my nose.

Mouth- A fairly medium body with a large creamy body to it and a low- medium carbonation. The after taste leaves residual booze and some oaky chocolate.

Drink- Its an eclipse stout for sure. Has that underlying flavor that each variant had. This just wasnt as smooth as the others as I mentioned but was still better than most.

04-14-2012 03:29:09 | More by FosterJM
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev -13%

Bottle shared as part of Eclipse tasting

A - Dark chocolate with small milk chocolate head

S - Boozy nose with light vanilla and caramel to it.

T - Chocolate up front with a good bourbon presence that adds warming alcohol, vanilla and caramel. There is a nice oaky barrel presence as well as dark chocolate and black licorice. The bourbon comes through in the finish as well

MF - Light body with slight boozy stickiness to it. Slightly watery

O - Best of the 3 eclipses we had of the night. This one had a good bourbon presence that added a nice sweetness and complexity to the base beer which balanced well with the slight bitterness

03-19-2013 02:44:40 | More by jeonseh
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keanex

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -11%

Poured into a snifter from a 2011 650ml bottle.

A: Deep opaque brown, only seen through on the edges. Thin tan head quickly disappears leaving a small coating.

S: Mellow, but mostly bourbon and oak, slight sweetness comes through.

T: Same as the smell, huge alcohol bourbon sweetness with vanilla mixing in and out. Slight chocolate notes, but very subtle. Easy to sip.

M: Full bodied with light fizzy carb, syrupy.

O: The price of this is my biggest gripe, my second gripe is the price. I like this, but for $30.

01-18-2012 17:35:22 | More by keanex
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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.