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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Very similar to the 18 but just not as much depth/taste. Still has some vanilla and oak but just doesn’t live up to its bigger brother. Loved the viscosity and the sweetness. Nose is also roast, vanilla, char, bourbon. Very nice brew and definitely worth seeking out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle shared by STL crew. Pour is black like the others with thin tan head. Aroma and flavor are light chocolate malt, light roasted malt, faint brown sugar, and lightly sweet with notes of molasses and sweet toffee malt in the finish. Faint EtOH at the end, but light and overshadowed by the sweet malt. I liked this one a lot.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Vanilla in the nose. Raisin. molasses and cream with a nice sweetness to it. Bourbon notes are wonderful in this and are balanced very well. Loved the chocolate nuances that crept in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Aroma is pure luscious scraped vanilla bean, rum cake, raisins and wet wood. Lots of charred wood and dry aged beefiness in the flavor with a bitnof ash and a dry, raw roastiness. The body is medium but elegant, it comes and goes with grace. Nice expression of the style that I appreciated much more upon a second tasting. Thanks Fifty Fifty. 2011 22 oz.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pour from bottle at Zwanze Day 2012 at the Barrel Cellar. Big thanks for the pour Bill!! Appearance is dark brown with a slight red tint and a small brown head. Dark fruit, prunes, wood/oak, raisins, slightly roasty aroma. Taste is toffee, caramel, plums, black licorice, anise, with a really smooth middle and roasted, dark chocolate finish that seems to linger on your tongue. Slick mouthfeel with really no carbonation. Really good barrel aged beer. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (628) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
From bottle at Pangea Two Brews. This is the first bourbon beer I’ve had where I felt the bourbon was working with the beer. Aroma is chocolate and marshmallow.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1339) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2013
We did a taste testing of five different 50-50 2012 stouts. For the base stout, it’s quite frankly superb. Pours black, with a beautiful yellowish-white froth. Some coffee notes, little bitterness, but the predominating flavor is roasted malt. Of the five, this and two others were in my second tier. Quite good, mind you, but very bourbony in flavor. If you enjoy a bourbon-infused stout, you can’t go wrong with this. The Elijah had a late punch, lingering in bourbon flavor after the initial stout taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2012 bottle, poured into a tulip. Black with medium sized head. Aroma is roast, malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood. Flavor has a sweetness that is different than other Eclipses I have tried, and more like Black Tuesday. Complex flavor and medium to full mouthfeel. The best Eclipse I’ve tried so far.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1515) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Bourbon and stout. Aroma and taste are pretty gentile. Had this up against a few other ba stouts. Not as much bite as some of the others. Not worth the price but at least its available.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6156) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2013
4/11/13. Bomber thanks to Robin. Tasted side by side with 4 other Eclipses. Krunk. Black pour with a nice tan head. Rich BA bourbon aroma - fudge, caramel, coconut, char, and more. Nice flavor as well, rich fudge, nice bourbon, coconut, vanilla, char, and more. Awesome bourbon character but I think the wheat is still better for me so far tonight.


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