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:
1,898
Reviews:
305
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
7.67%
 
 
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768
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4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving Type: Bottle (2013)
Consumed: 12.19.15

A: 4.5 Pours nearly black with a bit of reddish-brown around the edges. Small, light tan head that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves a bit of lace in the glass.

S: 4.5 Lots of dark and milk chocolate on the nose with a pretty strong oak presence, bringing bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Roasted malt aromas and molasses are pretty mild by comparison, but it’s still there. Some raisin and toffee come through as the beer warms.

T: 4.5 Flavors start off sweet with marshmallow, vanilla, caramel, and strong bourbon. Roasted malt and coffee build and seamlessly start to take over the experience from the sweeter flavors. Blackberries, molasses, and a tiny bit of oxidation work in before a light lingering bitterness and coffee finish things off.

M: 4.5 Good body and really nice carb. Not the thickest imperial stout, but not too thin either.

O: 4.5 Definitely an exceptional BA stout. Lots of really great flavors, but also nothing too unique, which is kind of this beer’s downfall. For the price, you would hope it would be substantially different from BA stouts that are half the price, but it’s not. Definitely worth trying, but not something to stock up on.

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4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely stellar. I had the 2013 version in December 2015 and it was so smooth with surprising head. Wax cap was challenging to remove but it did its job by preventing oxidation. I would like to try more variants. Aging seemed to only help this stout

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

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4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
4.43 out of 5 based on 1,898 ratings.
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