FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 395   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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3.9
Singularity (6370) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
Bomber bottle vintages 2012 and 2013. Near black with tan head. Aroma is boozy, soft, liquorice and bourbon. Taste is balanced, lots of bourbon, barrel, alcohol and dried fruits with a boozy finish. 2013: Aroma has some additional solventy notes. Taste is boozier and has solventy notes. (score 7 4 6 4 14)

3.6
JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Black. Some bourbon in the aroma. Heavily roasted malt. Heavy palate. Not much bourbon in the flavor at all. It finishes dry.

4.6
Marheb (6336) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
Un brownies liquide avec un glaçage à la vanille et des notes de petits fruits. Le corps soyeux et velouté des eclipse y est encore une fois.

4
tom10101 (6298) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by hoppypocket, thanks Sir! Black with a medium diminishing brown head and little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, boozy notes, oak and very light fruity notes. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying, especially considering it’s from the Eclipse series) with caramel, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, oak and light bitter finish (from the coffee?). Full bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel; the beer isn’t extra thick though. Good balance. Quite complex. Another decadent Eclipse!

3.5
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Sharply bourbon strong nose, apples, woody with soft hints of vanilla too. Black pour with cola edges thinnish beige head. Bourbon, vanilla, wood, darker malts, some chocolate, tons of bourbon, like a shot was poured into the beer. Super boozy, thin body. Wow I could have let this sit for a while.

4
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(22oz purple wax bomber #99/2009 thanks to ericandersnavy) clear ruby brown with oily khaki bubbles. Nose of honey, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate syrup. Taste of maple, alcohol, vanilla bean, honey, milk chocolate, bourbon that’s complex and delicious. Silky smooth mouthfeel.

4
thornecb (6159) - 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 (6115) - 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.

4.3
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Thanks to a trade Fantastic bottle, brownie doughy flavors, vanilla, love it this is great.

3.9
Christos (5909) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, purple wax, BR 3/13. Served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% Pitch black colour on the body, one finger of thick, brown head on top, with quite good retention Aroma has lots of bourbon, wood, iodine, plums, molasses, dark fruits, nice hints of alcohol. Sweet taste with plenty of bourbon again, light liquorice, dark fruits, plums, burnt sugars, wood, alcohol, light vanilla. Medium body with soft carbonation. Sticky on the palate. Nice.


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