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

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged 200 days in an Elijah Craig bourbon barrel.

Added by Jmoore50 on 12-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,906
Reviews:
306
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
7.67%
 
 
Wants:
837
Gots:
768
For Trade:
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Ratings: 1,906 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of epyon396
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersgud
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gatornation
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black/brown color with a creamy mocha head, that recedes to a fresh collar. Smells of chocolate and bourbon with some toffee and roasted malts. Strong Barrel presence on this it very good a tad hot still, bourbon was not as mellow as i like but still very good, mothfeel was a little thin but this stout packs a punch of BA. Overall was very tasty and a pleasure to sip.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steban
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mschrei
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage. Poured into a stout snifter. Dark black/brown with thick creamy brown head that sticks around with healthy lacing. Exquisite smelling beer-sweet roasty chocolate with strong barrel presence. Tastes great too-bold sweet chocolate notes, backed by boozy barrel flavor that comes with a mild tang. Only complaint is the slight thin feel to it, but otherwise, this is an outstanding barrel aged stout.

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Photo of DudMan
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neutralaction
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsputin
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: silky black color that lets a little light through, which gives the top of the glass a muddy brown color. very shiny. no head - there is a dark tan film on top

s: aroma on this is incredible. roasted malts, dark chocolate, rich oak, leather, vanilla, molasses, leather, bourbon, dark cherry, an almost coffee-like presence, and finishes the nose with more dark chocolate

t: slightly bitter dark chocolate, chewy coffee, roasted malts, oak, vanilla, a dash of honey sweetness, cola. i'm glad to see that dark cherry also made its way into the taste as well. there is a silky molasses sweetness as well (a touch darker tasting than honey). there is a real nice dark, earthy flavor coming from the wood in here as well. the bourbon is laying in the background here - just a faint hint, adding a real nice layer of complexity and depth to this. a real treat

m: medium mouthfeel - a tad lighter than i was expecting, but it really works well with the way the beer has been made

o: this is a delightful beer to drink. the flavor has great depth, and is extremely well harmonized. price tag is high, for sure, but this is a fantastic sipper, and a great one to share

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Photo of mrebeka
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cducap
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kash2112
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerRay
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DubiousGopher
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aoampm
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with a head that disappears fairly quickly and has a foam that circles around the glass but nothing in the middle. The smell is very sweet. Vanilla, almond, roasted pecans, coffee, and dark chocolate. The taste is even better! The bourbon and honey comes through right away along with brown sugar, more roasted nuts, and chocolate. Also a lingering vanilla flavor makes this one quite sweet which is just fine by me. It is an incredibly smooth beer and has one of the best feels, easily up there with the other world class barrel aged stouts that I've had. Overall it's a special beer and is definitely not worth 30 dollars but for a special occasion this fits the bill perfectly.

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Photo of motoxrdr21
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
4.43 out of 5 based on 1,906 ratings.
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