Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 548 | Reviews: 153 | Display Reviews Only:
4.69/5 rDev +4.9%
White waxed bomber into a snifter - 2011 Vintage
A: Pours a dark brown with a nice brown head that fades to a ring and leaves lacing all over the glass as you drink.
S: The nose is an amazing mix of vanilla, chocolate, honey, and barrel.
T: The taste is superb! Lots of vanilla, chocolate fudge, honey, roasty malt, and bourbon. The barrel has been toned down a bit here to let the chocolate and honey come forward more but it's still close to the forefront.
M: The feel is creamy and on the lighter side of medium...par for the course for the Eclipse series.
O: This is definitely one of the best variants. The barrel compliments the base beer perfectly and isn't overpowering at all. Age has done it some wonders as well. I had one fresh and it was a bit boozy but this is fudgy/vanilla heaven.
05-19-2013 23:00:38 | More by GregSVT
British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev -8.3%
2011 bottle #1094. Thanks Mrbubbler!
Appearance. Pours black (and not especially thick) with a skim of tan head.
Smell. Woody, sweet, and very smooth bourbon, caramel, vanilla and chocolate, some coffee. Not too shabs.
Taste. Very woody, smooth bourbon, caramel and vanilla, a little chocolate and a bit of coffee.
Mouthfeel. On the low side of full bodied, low carbonation.
Overall. A nice stout with a good amount of bourbon. Smooth and not a lot of heat.
05-14-2013 02:39:36 | More by Rutager
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.