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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4 versions of Eclipse this year. Four Roses Single Barrel- 10 year old barrels. Barrels kept in cooler at around 36 degrees F. Approx 250 days aging. Should be a real treat. Estimated bottle count...1150. Subject to change...

Vintages:
2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2010")
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2011")
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2013")
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel version. (RED WAX with "2014")


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3513) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Lasting thick tan head with massive lace on top the pitch black opaque liquid. Aroma is old molasses, earthy malts, bourbon and oak. Flavor has lots of bakers chocolate upfront with a sticky molasses body and mouthfeel. No alcohol or warmth after the sip makes it much easier to drink yet after sampling many of these it seems like it is better to drink 50/50 ’s fresh. Don’t let them sit long. The bourbon is here but feels muted under all the sweet molasses and chocolate. Good but not really worth the price tag.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (855) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours coca cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is molasses, coffee, molasses, bourbon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Large tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas vanilla the whiskey note caramel chocolate rich dark coffee rich the flavours influence of whiskey delicious on palate oak vanilla rich caramel malty chocolate creamy sensation liquorice tastes just really click together mocha coffee brown sugar lovely sweetness toffee or more honey touch woody note mild to medium bitter prunes and fig impressive tastes over the alcohol volume the finish good rich flavoured imperial wonderful barrelling notes the whiskey is a perfect influence top malt tastes high class all round

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (313) - GREECE - OCT 31, 2014
650 ml bottle bought from Bestofbeers.dk, shared at home. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, wood, alcoholic - whiskey. Taste is sweet and bitter, malty, chocolate, wood, fruity, alcohol. Medium body, oily, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1392) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle 2013. Color dark brown with a small head. Aroma malt, roasted, wood, liqourice. Taste sweey, malt, liqourice, wood.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. Marked 11.9% ABV, BR 2, 2013. Red wax.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear black color, dark brown head. Sweet, alcohols cent. Sweet, alcohol, roasted taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3041) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark blackish brown with a frothy beige head that leaves some sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, coconut milk, dill, honey and alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, toasted coconut, honey and hints of soil. Mouthfeel is soft, round, velvety and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, charred wood, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, toasted nuts, dill and soil. Nicely balanced… Subtle and sports a nice bitterness that isn’t overwhelmed by the barrel like it is in many other beers in this series.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar läder, whiskey, russin, frukt, surt, choklad, Fin svart färg. Smakar whiskey, frukt, vanilj, choklad, mjölk, russin, karamell. fyllig och smakrik.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at rlgk. Pours jet black with a nice tanned head. Aroma is sweet malty bready fruity. Flavor is as aroma nicely bitter malty and good roasted aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4901) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Black color with a beige head. Wood, chocolate and fruity aroma. Fine lacing. Full body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Mellow carbonation. Powerful flavor. Bourbon, oak, cocoa, vanilla and raisins. Powerful lovely sipper. Extreme well hidden alcohol. Red wax.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]


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