BART - Elijah Craig (12 Year) | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 12-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 4
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3.95/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark barleywine, dark brown, 1/2" of tan head. Aroma was amazing, bourbon was decadent, just right, just as good if not better than the EC12 Eclipse. Wood prominent.

Really smooth, not hoppy, plenty of caramel and toffee, minimal cocao like chocolate intrusions, hides alcohol amazingly. Always weird how when you talk about the best barrel aged barleywines, this one never gets brought up. It is very simplistic in its net impression, there is nothing exotic, they took basically a hybrid English and American barleywine, barreled it in something not fancy, but works so well. Nothing dominates, but its so impressive.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of leschkie at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, wood, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is much the same and there is a slight amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite tasty and lives up to it’s name.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eclipse release party 2011. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a dark raisin brown color with a thin dark brown film of a head.
S: The nose is boozy, buttery and creamy smelling with notes of milk chocolate, spicy barrel notes and a touch of sweet caramel.
T: Follows the nose. Buttery and creamy flavors. The chocolate comes through nicely, and I get a touch of marshmallow and tobacco in the aftertaste. Good sweet barelywine flavors integrated nicely with the warm bourbon barrel flavors. The Elijah Craig barrel is easily picked, buttery, and adds tons of flavor but very little heat to the brew.
M: A tad thinner than I was expecting but still full bodied with a crazy smooth mouthfeel. Great carbonation.
O: One of the highlights of the release. I’ve never had the original, but I can say that this treatment is a winner.

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BART - Elijah Craig (12 Year) from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 28 ratings