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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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")


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1377) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7934) - 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_ (2854) - 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 (44) - 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 (4082) - 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 (4655) - 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]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11029)
- Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a rich brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, cocoa powder, vanilla, dark fruits, some earth notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, vanilla, raisins, figs, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, woody, whiskey, some toffee. Easy drinkable beer with alcohol well hidden.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"Better than the Evan Williams in 2010 - still a stretch for the price, though. We split a bottle in SF. This was a sweet, bourbony beer that highlighted the dark chocolate aspects of the beer and a touch of vanilla from the wood. delicious."

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1533) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bomber-2013 version. Pours cave black with a nice thick tan head. Wonderful barrel aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is the same with a beautiful smoothness that just flows down. Alcohol is present-enough to let you know what you’re getting into. Expensive bottle but I’d certainly pick up more of these. One of the best beers I’ve had this year.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. 2013 version. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is honey treacle, vanilla, moderate bourbon, oak and sweet molasses. Sweet with a little bit of finesse. Taste is sticky sweet honey with some heavy bourbon kicks which come in and out. Quite earthy and woody this one. Some dirt and dried fruits come in and out which I really like. This one is growing on me quite a bit. Not as sweet as the last few and the complexity is coming out nicely. Quite woody and grass on the finish. Warming in a pleasing way. Digging this one a lot. It’s got aggression and finesse all at the same time

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
sampled at a bottle share. man, glad i finally got to try this one. been wanting to for a long time.


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