Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)
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FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #117
Ranked #275
4.46 | pDev: 7.4%
Jan 01, 2024
Dec 29, 2009
Imperial Stout aged 200 days in an Elijah Craig bourbon barrel.
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Reviewed by tradershmulie from Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked a few of these up at 1/2 price. Opening a 2015 Purple Wax (Elijah Craig)

Good pour. Deep brown color, nice fizzy head that shrinks, but still stays around for a while.

Really no smell. Maybe metallic even.

Smooth, easy drinking. No hint of ABV. A bit sweet, no bitterness at all. Maybe slight notes of honey.

A good beer, but nothing too special. Would never pay full price.
Jan 01, 2024
Rated: 4.71 by FrankCastle from California

Dec 31, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle 2018 Imperisl Stout share. Hard to judge a good pour when you've had so many. Roasty , boozy aroma. Taste follows with more warm bourbon notes, slick stout flavors underneath. Solid BBA RIS.
Nov 29, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Nov 24, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by alexsergio from New York

Nov 13, 2022
Rated: 4.78 by scottyshades from Florida

Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Sep 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2016 vintage
Pours a dark brown fizzy head covering, lower retention, little lacing, dark basically black color, decent legs

Nose thick fudgey dark chocolate, chocolate cookie dough, baking spices, light roast, vanilla barrel and some sweet bourbon but not a lot, little smooth alcohol, little biscuity wafer cookie

Taste thick fudge and some roasted malt, chewy creamy chocolate ganache, bitter roast and spicy hop notes, smooth alcohol into bitter spices, light vanilla oak and barrel spice with some sweet bourbon juice but not a ton, little caramel and nougat, and little toasted wafer cookie, moderate spicy hops and spicy roast on the semi sweet finish

Mouth is full bod, rich chewy thick, med carb, light warming smooth alcohol

Overall nice beer but not a ton of barrel
Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by MJSFS from Florida

Sep 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Purchased at Church Key. A 22 oz bottle capped and waxed (purple), 11.9% ABV. Brewed with honey and aged in oak barrels. Bottle Run #2/2014. Poured into a small-stemmed tulip.

This beer was past its prime before I purchased it from Church Key. And they probably realized it as well. The carbonation on the palate was lacking and there was no viscosity to compensate. Spirits were not excessive but no depth, no complexity, not a good mouthfeel. This is one of those “what could have been beer.” 4.0

A – Pours black with a one-finger rocky brown head. Thin consistency, no viscosity in the pour. Decent carbonation. Some lacing and some minor legging. 4.0

S – Aromas of brown sugar, spirits, vanilla, and some spiciness with roasted maltiness in the background. The roastiness is secondary and almost hidden by the other aromas. 4.75

T – Roasted malts with some burnt malt bitterness. A good amount of spirits with a strong oak flavor. Very faint sweetness up front that fades very quickly. Also, dark fruits – raisin, dates, and prunes. 4.25

MF – Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Starts faintly sweet but ending with burnt malt bitterness. A flat mouthfeel. 3.25
Jul 25, 2021
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - The beer poured jet black, it was the color of oil.

Smell - Bourbon came through in the nose, it was sweet.

Taste - I have had this before, but this version had eight years on it. Initially, I noticed sweet rich chocolate. Light booze, was coupled with sweet honey overtones but continued into the finish.

Mouthfeel - With low carbonation, the beer was smooth and sweet.

Overall - I am not sure how this will be fresh, but it was excellent after eight years.
Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Jun 01, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by blackcloud from Alaska

Feb 26, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2014 bottle, for BA Review #4,000

22 oz bottle, purple wax

Pours jet black, thin tan colored head. The bourbon flavors are really deep but mellow - vanilla, toasted marshmallow, honey, a little toffee. Nice dark malt flavors as well, bittersweet cocoa and espresso. Really smooth mouthfeel
Jan 23, 2021
Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 2046 ratings