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
Ranking:
#170
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
1,956
pDev:
7.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
844
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764
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Ratings: 1,956 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of PugsandBeer
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nerdboy19
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Black, tan head - 4/5
Aroma : Vanilla, oak, wood, whiskey, chocolate, roasted, coffee, very well balanced aroma - 4/5
Mouthfeel : Full bodied, low carbonation. Thick. - 5/5
Flavor : Bourbon whiskey, vanilla, oak, little bit sweet but bitterness balances it well - 4.5/5
Overall : Very well balanced Eclipse, I prefer Woodford Reserve to this, but this beer is the second best among the Eclipse I've tried. Great beer! - 4.25/5

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Photo of maljay26
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rhong187
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass. 2014 release.

Pours nearly black with faint ruby highlights and 1.5 fingers of brown head that leaves a solid sheet of melting ice cream lace as it recedes.

Smells of dark fudge, toasted brown sugar, coffee grounds, dried dark fruit, maple syrup, vanilla, bourbon, and fireplace smoke.

Tastes of more rich fudge and strong coffee, candied dried cherry, plum and raisin, melted brown sugar, boozy bourbon barrel, charred wood, dried vanilla and faint bitter hops.

Feels big and strong. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Aging this one was a good idea.

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgh1328
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccg
4.04/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Eclipse 2015 - Elijah Craig
Look: Half inch of dense foam. A little bit of lacing. It fizzes up a bit when you tilt it side to side. Nice-looking stout, but it doesn't have the typical BA stout look to it. 4.0
Smell: Tons of bourbon and cocoa powder and an oaky spiciness to it with a bit of dark fruit in the background. Subtle and layered. 4.25
Taste: Follows through with the bourbon and cocoa, and the oak barrel is still assertive. Some bitter hops on the finish balance it out. 4.0
Mouthfeel: Nice stickiness but not the fullest body. 3.75
Overall: A great BA stout. 4.0

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Photo of rcjennings
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jshusc
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JaredSammy
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jho3325
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdimento
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtirpak22
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryant21
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 1,956 ratings