FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 249   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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Indecipherable (14) - - MAR 14, 2013
Beautiful aromatic and tasty beer, lots of caramel, chocolate, figs, & bourbon...very black with minimal head, medium sweetness. Very top beer for pure enjoyment.


4.2
kraddel (8583) - 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 (12914) - 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 (7752) - 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 (1873) - 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 (155) - 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 (5961) - 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 (5862) - 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 (7256) - 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.

4.1
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2016
22, capped and waxed. Thanks, J! Wow, what an awesome unexpected treat. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy burnt tan head that goes away quickly. Big sweet nose, like milk and chocolate chip cookies except the milk is a wet bourbon barrel, so it adds apricots and vanilla. Creamy thick body, minimal carb but still present and dimensional. Chocolate chip cookies, apricot, and vanilla on the mid palate. Long sweet finish but not at all cloying.

4.5
Bule (2228) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
22oz bottle of 2011. Second tasting of my very first eclipse, 4 years on. Smith maltiness. Bourbon is smooth and rich. Sticky sweetness.


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