FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrels

Vintages:
2009 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig) - (Purple Wax)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2015 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2016 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)

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4.1
Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Sampled this one several times. Most of them were shared by Bacterial. Pours and opaque and syrupy near black colored brew with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind a film top and beige ring. Aroma of Baker’s chocolate, bourbon, a hint of blackstrap molasses, soy and sweet licorice. Taste is full bodied, lots of bourbon and dark chocolate flavors. Finish is thick and chewy with a strong alcohol presence with bourbon and dark chocolate. Yum.

4.1
mrjez (622) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle shared by Matt, guessing it was this years. Poured a deep olive brown with a tan head. Sweet chocolate and a fair waft of bourbon on the nose. Nice deep toasty flavour with bourbon barrel notes, good balance of rich malts and choc and bourbon sweetness. Smooth drinking, full body, with a little warmth. Very nice.

4.1
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2017
2015 bottle thanks to Mike. Pours black with a thin tan head. coconut, strong oak and cocoa nibs nose and flavor. Medium thick mouthfeel average carbonation. Slight alcohol flavor on the backend

3.8
illidurit (2340) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle pour at The Sycamore. Chocolate syrup aroma, thick sweet malt. Flavor is semisweet chocolate, a slightly solventy booziness, and a bitter finish.

3.9
anstei (2253) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2017
At Sycamore, vintage 2014. Lots of bourbon indeed, quite boozy, but less than others. Strongly boozy, still sweet, lots of barrel. Warmer on the palate than the others I’ve tried. More of a sipper. Good, but not my favourite.

4.3
fiery_1 (1030) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
650ml bottle @ Jonny’s 2016 Eclipse Tasting. Pours a mostly opaque black brown colour with a thin tan head. Nose is a lovely bouquet of sweet bourbon, molasses, and caramel. Flavour is honey, molasses, bourbon, wood, and a finishing heat. Thus far this is my most enjoyable.

4.4
beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2017 2017-01-03. 650ml bottle from The Gull. Vintage 2015. Pours a dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, some bourbon, leather and boozy notes. Taste is pretty the same with low to moderate sweetness chocolate notes. Booziness and roasted malt aftertaste. Very good. 8-4-8-4-17=41

2017-02-04. 650ml bottle at Jonny’s during Eclipses 2016 tasting. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, some brown sugar and leather notes. Same taste. Veeery good, love it. 9-5-9-4-17=44

4.2
kryon (3553) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2016
Pours dark with low tanned head Aromas has notes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar Taste has notes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, hints of coffee,brown sugar

3.6
Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Decent fifty fifty barreling. Rich taste, classical barrel ageing. But a sipper. Black with some head. Some decent aroma.

4.2
jonno (2761) - JAPAN - DEC 3, 2016
Huuuggge. The sweetness that is EC keeps the rasty notes of the stout in check. Really balances out and the thick body just allows the flavours to hit in waves.


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