FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in special release Elijah Craig 20 Year Bourbon Barrels

Note from the brewer: The white wax 2011 Eclipse was all 20 year. There was no such brand when we acquired barrels, so we called it 18 year. We have since found out that the 20 year old barrels were dumped for a 20yo Elijah Craig special bottling.

Vintages:
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig 18/20 Year Barrel) = White Wax
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel) = White Wax

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4.1
Advocate_Ames (636) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2018 Pours black with a simple head that fades. The aroma is of vanilla, sweet bourbon, toasted caramel notes. The aroma mimics flavor. The vanilla and chocolate tastes really stood out for me. It was smooth and has an enjoyable aftertaste. The beverage aged rather well and had a great balancing of sweet and booze grain flavor. Overall a rather good brew.

4.2
BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Back log. 22oz bottle 2011 vintage pours black top with a tan ring of a head. Nose is Rich malt vanilla bourbon some Barrel and coffee. Taste is more of the coffee Bourbon Barrel notes chocolate vanilla. Very good

4.2
kraddel (9336) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle (2012) side by side with 2012 Elijah craigh 12y Pours black, no real head. Smell is grainy bourbon. Taste is more subtile than the 12y. much vanilla, oak, bit sweet. very nice. MUCH better than the 12y

3.9
mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle shared at Cotteridge convention 05/03/2016. Many thanks to the Osprey. A dark brown coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is brown sugars, vanilla, spicy bourbon, smooth oak. Flavour is composed of full on dark choc, toasteed cocout, bounty bar, smoothy bourbon and oak. Slightly tangy in the finish. Palate is full and viscous, moderate carbonation, . Lingering toasted coconut. Really nice.

4.2
Sledutah (7978) - Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle (2011, #631) shared by slowrunner77, thanks
Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts, vanilla, chocolate bourbon. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, bourbon, woody, vanilla and chocolate
Very nice

4.1
GlasgowTAD (2007) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle at pre-amble to Slayfest. Pours black with minimum brown head which soon recedes. Aroma is vanilla, oak, bourbon, fudge. Taste is honey sweet, little cocoa bitter, caramel sweet, a hint of coffee, sweet milk chocolate. Medium body with silky mounthfeel.

4.1
MrSquash (158) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Aroma is tons of bourbon and American oak with some chocolate in the background. Flavor is very boozy with heavy heavy bourbon and bittersweet chocolate. Flows fairly smooth with a noticeable alcohol warmth.

4.5
Cybercat (6341) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours opaque sable with a thin buff head. Aroma delivers intense roast malt, oak, honey, bourbon and coffee tones. Flavor features roasted malt, bourbon-infused oak, coffee and subtle honey tones. Mouthfeel offers firm body and strong, lively fizz. Get eclipsed!

4.1
Christos (5909) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% printed on the bottle. White wax, marked BR1/2012 Black coloured body, small and a bit thin dark beige head on top, with average retention. Aroma has heavy bourbon, liquorice, soy sauce, alcohol. The taste has lots of bourbon too, wood, liquorice, plenty of alcohol, roasted malts on the finish, soy suace again, quite sweet all in all. Thick body, soft carbonation, very sticky on the palate. Pretty good.

4
olsvammel (7313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty smell with oak, bourbon and toasted sugar. Similar taste, sweet. A bit boozy, like they added a shot of bourbon.


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