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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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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 318
Gots: 272 | 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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warnerry, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Slatetank, Apr 19, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -8.7%

2011 bottle thanks to DJButters. Reviewed fom notes.

Brown hued black with a modest saffron head. Recedes to a resilient film and collar.

Coconut, liquorice bullets, candied apples and honey.

Marshmallow, toffee apple, liquorice bullets, refined oak and mild plastic. Finishes surprisingly dry.

Smooth, not remotely heavy, with silky carbonation. Lovely benign dry roasty finish.

Uncomplicated and highly approachable, with well contained barrel character.

spicelab, Apr 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

bcostner1, Apr 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

imyourhero21, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

ArchEnemyBrew, Apr 15, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev -0.7%

A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal.

S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, oak, Bourbon, vanilla, black licorice, dark cocoa, raisin, coffee, booze.

T - Sweet chocolate and bit of caramel malts, smooth Bourbon, vanilla, lots of oak, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, raisin and other dark fruits, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming and sweet.

D - Great barrel aged stout. The bourbon and oak are very present, but very smooth and balanced.

ngeunit1, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

penguinstout, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

bennetj17, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

BeRanger, Apr 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

pawpaw, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

johnnyboy76, Apr 07, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -5.1%

650 mL bottle poured into an Eclipse snifter. 2012 bottle. Says "Reserve" on the bottle, but I don't know what that means.

Appearance - Murky black with transparent edges. Not much of a head. Wispy surface.

Smell - Smoother bourbon character than Old Fitz. Nice bourbon and barrel character. Vanilla comes through. Chocolatey.

Taste - Bourbon is smooth here too. Lots of vanilla. Much sweeter. Less bitter chocolate. Bourbon doesn't linger throughout.

Mouthfeel - Slick and creamier than the base beer. Medium carbonation. Sweet and barrel booze finish.

Overall - Much nicer barrel character than the Old Fitz. Sweeter though, which I don't love as much as others seem to.

Alieniloquium, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

ediaz, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

FullObs, Apr 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

LockeSD, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

UNCCTDawg, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Retail1LO, Mar 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

beergod1, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

griffeyb, Mar 30, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +0.9%

2011 vintage. Bottle 1942. Pours a beautiful pitch black color with a very tiny tan head that turn to bubbles instantly. Scent is very inviting with chocolate cocoa, bourbon, espresso, roasted malts, and some sweet honey. Lovely oak and vanilla as well. Scent is a bit on the sweet side. Taste is absolutely delicious. Just as the nose implies, there is a a hefty amount of chocolate...chocolate fudge to be exact. Sweet chocolate fudge with a bit of saltiness to it. Smooth bourbon and oak flavors that leave a sweet honey flavor on the back of the tongue. A bit of alcohol, but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and slightly boozy. Drinkability is high. Overall, this beer is so damn tasty. Hard to compete with the 12-year, but this one may beat it.

DovaliHops, Mar 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

cofeeguru, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

mcc1654, Mar 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

josephwa, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (20 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.