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

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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

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Wow! You expect a lot at such a high price tag. Paid $27.99 at Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT.
Eclipse did NOT disappoint.

L: Deep dark black. In a pint glass with a direct beam of setting sun on the other side of it, I could just barely see a hint of ruby in one tiny spot of the glass. The rest was pitch black. Lacy half inch of head.

S: Sweet, alcohol, chocolate. Intense.

T: Holy wow. Like an entire bar of the best Belgian dark chocolate dipped in Bourbon. A tiny hint of the espresso and mocha. Others have mentioned Vanilla, but I couldn't detect it. Mostly sweet chocolate and alcohol. But no bitter, biting after taste. Very smooth and clean.

F: Smooth and full, lingers slightly on the tongue, then gone. Very sweet. Very delicious.

O: I'm seriously impressed. The inflated price tag demands a stringent assessment, but Eclipse (or at least this Elijah Craig 12-Year variety of it) lives up to the expectations. Not the sort of thing you could drink every day, but certainly something stout lovers should sample at least once.

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Amazing nose with sweet bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. 2012 version is excellent right now no boozyness.

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Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 1,934 ratings
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