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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:
#167
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
1,935
pDev:
7.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
840
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764
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Ratings: 1,935 |  Reviews: 310
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

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

Photo of YvesB
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

A: deep mahogany to brown. Thin caramel head.

S: booze. Oak. Brown sugar. Candied fruit.

T: oak. Spice. Booze. Syrup. Some maple tones. Creamy chocolate.

F: soooo smooth. No brash booze. So soft and balanced. The feel is amazing

O: this is very good. I did expect a more bold flavor but the balance is amazing.

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Photo of Eiwatts9
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of eifster82
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 into snifter.

Look - dark, dark brown. Not quite black motor oil. Good bit of foam head upon pour which dissipates over time.

Smell - typical imperial stout. Some cocoa, but not getting much bourbon on the nose... at least not as much as I expected based on smell from other Elijah Craig 12-year BA beers.

Taste - cocoa and coffee are the two that really come up big. But nice roasted malts, descent carbonation on the taste.

Feel - Smooth. Really nice. Not much heat but the bourbon taste is still present. Cannot stress enough: smooth. On a scale of 1 to 10 on mouth feel, I would give this a 7. Little bit thinner than I expected but by no means thin.

Overall - very good beer. I enjoyed this very much and it's actually a 22oz bottle one can enjoy by themselves (but don't drive afterwards). Would enjoy this again, but unfortunately the price tag sometimes prevents that. In the end, no one the enjoys BA imperial stouts will be disappointed.

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ptrck_nl
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaulFox
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2012 Vintage 9.5%
Coke a cola type color. No head, minimal carbonation.
Chocolate brownies, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, bourbon.
Dark fruits, raisins, fudge, charred oak, lasting bourbon.
Medium to heavy mouthfeel that coats the mouth. Minimal bitterness.
Glad I didn't miss the opportunity to have this 2012 in a trade. Due to the $30 price tag, I can only see myself enjoying this every couple of years. Decadent treat!

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

Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like 2015 Vintage. Pours a brown-black body with dark ecru colored head. Fudge aroma; creamy coffee in flavor as well as gooey chocolate and bourbon but minimal heat.

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Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HawkeyBum
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GolfingGq
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmt308
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

look: Dark dark brown as an Imp Stout should be, nearly opaque. Some cola highlights. Big ass tan head for a nearly 12%'r and thick creamy lacing.
smell: Like the other variants, a big rich nose. A characteristic honey and roast creamy nose with the nice bourbon addition.
taste: Perfect companion to the nose. All those flavors in a wonderful blend. My favorite variant so far.

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

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 1,935 ratings
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