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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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")


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle from Marco - thanks! Black pour with a small tan head that hangs in there. Aroma is light, sweet bourbon with vanilla, oak, and underlying chocolate with some alcohol spice into the finish. Taste is sweet bourbon up front with vanilla and a somewhat hot alcohol note followed by molasses, chocolate roast, and some nice darker fruit notes that contrast with the spice from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is even and coating. This presents as a bit rougher and hotter than the elijah 18 I had but I like it and perhaps a bit more as I seem to get more of the base beer. Good beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2788) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma and taste of mostly ripe fruits and whiskey booze. Solid RIS, but could have been even better. Guess it got overhyped.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5762) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Zeebra 2015, small sample. Dark color, short frothy brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bit cookie, slight oak wood, bit vanilla, some coffee. Roasty bitterness, slight sweet. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6833) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle sampled at ZEBF ’15. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of whiskey, oak, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, caramel and molasses. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (101) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Trying Four roses vs Rittenhouse. Four roses smells sweeter and more of the bourbon. Traditional bourbon flavours. T: Bitter sweet symphony!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1427) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, bourbon, chocolate and wood aroma. Sweet, vanilla, roasted, bourbon, chocolate and wood taste. Medium to full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2772) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, light booze, light wood and licorice. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and raw sugar. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7533) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Boozy bourbon and dark roast. Deep jet dark brown with a light brown head. Chocolate, cocoa notes, bourbon and vanilla with a pretty mellow finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Coffee anise fennel toffe bourbon all super in aroma. The flavor so mathced up as well though the whole experience. Gotta get this.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (314) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Sample at En Öl- & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg, 2015, april. Deep dark brown/black with a dark brown mocca ring. Aroma is a wall of coffee, velvet oak, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, liquorice. Taste is big on roasted malty, oaky and sweet flavours, slight chocolate, soy sauce, ends lingering bitter with a roasted malt scent, slight alcohol. Big body, medium carbo, oily texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1442) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle shared by Nic. Thanks! Near black pour, small head. Sweet chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Nothing new to say here. No idea how to tell this from any other barrel, but it tastes good.


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