FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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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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Beer5000 (6678) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle @ company tasting. 2013 edition. Pitch black body with a small, dense brown head. Strong, intense, very nice aroma of dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate, dry fruit and alcohol. Flavor is sweet dark malt, dry fruit, coffee, chocolate, balanced bitterness and a bit boozy Bourbon in a nice way. Full bodied and very long lasting, strong aftertaste. Very nice, not exactly what I will call balanced, but still very nice in a big, bold way.

4.2
BuckeyeBoy (8301) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Backlog entry. 22 ounce bottle pours out black topped with a brown head. Nose is dark chocolate plenty of bourbon notes some coconut brown sugar booze. Tastes as more of the roast malts some coffee molasses Bourbon Barrel chocolate vanilla.

4
thornecb (6022) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2017
2012 bottle. Pours deep mahogany-tinged brown into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Vanilla and bourbon aromas. Sweet hot chocolate and vanilla upfront turning to warming bourbon and bitter earth in the lasting finish.

4.1
Skyview (6093) - 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 (664) - 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 (2354) - 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 (2511) - 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
fiery1 (1587) - 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 (1960) - 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


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