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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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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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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-05-2014 13:05:30 | More by BuckTuckian
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California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-03-2014 06:35:01 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

02-14-2014 18:54:50 | More by Phyl21ca
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-10-2014 18:41:50 | More by bruindre
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topdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-07-2014 00:23:04 | More by topdown
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-03-2014 16:20:14 | More by spinrsx
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ricecracker420

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2014 05:34:36 | More by ricecracker420
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-26-2014 05:29:37 | More by Axnjxn
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22Blue

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-23-2014 01:39:47 | More by 22Blue
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megamass

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-21-2014 04:51:26 | More by megamass
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-19-2014 16:52:26 | More by jarrgal
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-13-2014 21:09:44 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-11-2014 17:42:10 | More by JCam9981
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analogchainsaw

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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zestar

California

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01-05-2014 05:46:11 | More by zestar
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-02-2014 09:23:03 | More by blabaer
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Steffano

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-01-2014 23:04:02 | More by Steffano
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev -10.5%

12-31-2013 04:49:46 | More by 1424IpA
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POTABLE83

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-26-2013 16:57:11 | More by POTABLE83
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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JMBSH

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Dope

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -1.6%

2011 batch, bottle 882.

A: Pours pitch black with a mid-sized and dense medium brown head. Head fades slowly with great retention. Zero lacing.

S: Wonderful bourbon and chocolate aroma. Bourbon is pretty mellow. Strong aroma but just not a sharp, stinging aroma. Age has probably calmed it down a little. Caramel, brown sugar and toasted sugars. Lots of cocoa in there too. Hint of charred oak. A little stinging alcohol when swirled.

T: More bourbon up front, similar to the aroma in that it is strong but mellowed out. Smooth caramel and toasted sugars with some dark fruits here now. Good bit of dark chocolate floating around, especially as the bourbon fades. Strong dark fruits give it a chocolate covered raisin type flavor into the finish. A little bit of toasted sugar, dark fruits and a hint of oak in the aftertaste.

M: Nice medium-heavy body. Ultra smooth, mellow and viscous.

O: Interesting variant. I've had several others, fresh and aged and this is definitely unique. Bourbon is much mellower and smooth. That can probably be attributed to the age of the bourbon and also the age of the beer itself (which is now about 3 years old). Base beer comes out quite a bit now, with loads of dark fruits that you don't get in any of the other variants. Very distinctive raisinets flavor which is a nice touch. I'm not sure if I prefer the sharper, fresher variants - they are definitely a bit bolder but this one is easily the the best drinking. So smooth and mellowed out, it just drinks great.

12-17-2013 06:24:08 | More by Dope
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

12-14-2013 14:08:21 | More by AlexFields
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Maryland

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California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.