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RATINGS: 362   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)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5592) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7271) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2016
Great deep chocolate aroma. Intense smooth and soft with a great woody whisky in the aftertaste. The body is chocolate with round and smooth caramel. The whisky is not too intense, it fits great into the picture and the woody hints and the smoke and smooth alcohol are a great combination to the smooth and round Imperial Stout. The aftertaste is intense but soft. No alcohol there, very smooth and great with a subtle bitterness and not too much sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (15747) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Intensiver, sehr trockener Malzantrunk. Schokoladig, Noten von Whisky, ab dem späten Mittelteil deutlich weicher, die Trockenheit fällt nicht mehr so stark ins Gewicht. Steigende Intensität, dabei fällt der verdammt weiche Alkohol auf. Langer weicher Nachhall. Gut! 10/12/12/12/12/12

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (14710) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch sehr Schokoladig, röstmalzig, Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, süß schokoladig, Vanille, alkoholisch, mastig.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Rating #1605 - 14.04.2015 - Easter Dinner nightcap. Pours an opaque black beauty with a rich tan foam. Aroma is heavy roast malt, espresso, molasses, oak. Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, lots of burnt sugar, toffee, bourbon vanilla, blackstrap molasses. A beauteous beer that hits on all of my favourite things. #5whore

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. Opaque black color, average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, liquor, firm roast. Taste malts, roast, liquor, very nice malt and whiskey bitterness. Medoum to full body, medium carbonation. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5907) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage : Served in a taster: Black body with brown lacing. Aroma is bourbon, roast, liquorice, raisin... Flavour is roast, bourbon, liquorice, raisin, light bitters, light sweet... Aftertaste is bitter, roast, liquorice, soat, meat... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2512) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
2013 bottle, nice vanilla, solid oak, bourbon. Solid silky body. I love des eclipse and I love ec 12, but this just seems sub par compared to the rest. In the scheme of life its still great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Pours an opaque black from the bomber with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big bourbon barrel notes, but the age has made it mild. Taste is big on chocolate, vanilla, and oak, smooth as all hell. Wow, amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. 2012 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Deep brown with small tan head. Chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon. For me, the bourbon bite is not as pleasant as in the Bernheim version.


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