FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel

overall
100
97
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 382   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (2869) - Hsselby, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11498) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2619) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubyroo (145) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, medicine. Appearance is brownish black with a thin chocolate head. Sticky spots of lacing. Taste is cocoa, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, coffee, oak tannin, cough syrup (minimal). Palate is thick and coats the mouth nicely. Sweet upfront with a balanced back palate bitterness and astringency. Overall- Fantastic, certainly one of the best tasting and balanced Imperial stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (6018) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2016
22 oz bottle from Hoboken Vine. BR 1 2015. Purple wax. Dark brown in color with a frothy light brown head. Drippy lacing on the glass. Heavy barrel and bourbon on the aroma. Dark roast. Licorice and vanilla. Taste is more on the dry, roasty side up-front, sliding nicely into a slightly sweeter closing. Nice full bodied, roasty mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable for a beer this high in ABV, but definitely meant to be a sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
22 oz bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland. BR 1/2014. Thanks Timo A!
Black color with a small creamy tan head. Sweetness, malt and whiskey in the aroma. Sweet whiskey and sweet malt in the flavor. Warms. Smooth as silk. Full and rich. Im still not convinced its worth 38 eur. Well, lets celebrate Timos 50 years!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jultsu (805) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
@ISKTR 2016. Bottle run no. BR 1/2014. Mustanruskea, niukka reunoille vetytyv kahvivaahto. Tuhti tuima tuoksu, suklaatakin? , suutuntuma suussasulava kahvi, alkoholi yltyy suussa viipyessn, lakritsaa, kurkussa polttavaa alkoholia, perus nektaria. Miellyttv kokonaisuus, vaan itse kaipaisin enemmn hapokkuutta ja ylpt. Sangen nautittava kuitenkin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9668) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
651 ml bottle @ ISKTR 2016. 2014 vintage, purple wax. Br. 01/2014.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Roasted malts on the aroma, bourbon, wooden notes, caramel, dark chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is vanilla and bourbon, dark chocolate, wooden tones, dryness, bitterness. Complex and rich, very nice.
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6715) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
650ml bottle @ ISKTR. 2014 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, buttery notes, vanilla and oak. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, hints of buttery notes and coffee. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, butter and coffee. Pretty good.


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