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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Brandy Barrels.

Original Release Info: 2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Hiram Walker>Christian Bros Brandy barrels (3 turns). This is one of four versions for 2010. Fairly oak neutral with some brandy notes. Added French oak spiral to each barrel. Estimated bottle count 350-400. Subject to change.

Vintages:
2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout Hiram Walker/Christian Bros. - (PURPLE OR BROWN WAX w/ 2010)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout Brandy Barrel Blend Christian Bros - (BURGUNDY WAX w/ 2011)


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee, licorice, alcohol, wood notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. [20110918]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dry dark hard roasted malty and breadish. Dry, dark acidic and hardroasted malty. Thick liqourice. Dark chocolate, alcohol and thick malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, soy sauce, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, soy sauce, and a bit of wood, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours an opaque pitch black with a small beige head. Roasty aroma with a distinct booziness. Solid body, very low carbonation, hard roast, tar and ashes, dark fruits with a woody edge. Malty bitter with a warming alcohol heat. Pleasant alright but the barrel adds surprisingly little character. 180911

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel with notes of rum and liquorice, Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice. Roasted finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some mild alcohol as well as some slight roasted malts and liquorice. Flavour is quite similar with mild notes of vanilla as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle @ chriso. Rating #8400. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte aroma with woody hints. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some weak hints of oak. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
23rd October 2012
THE Eclipse Tasting. Bottle 1548/2011. Hazy dark brown beer, big pale tan head. Light smooth palate. Airy. Dark fruits. Lactose malt. The bourbon is fairly mellow but sharper on the trailing edge. A little spice. The weakest of these beers - but it’s not a big gap by any means.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Tasting at Papsø’s
Pitch black color, with small brownish head. Aroma of cardboard, roasted malts, some leather. Sweetish roasted malt and chocolate flavor, some leather, light liquorice and tar, with a mild late alcohol feeling, and strong bitterness; the barrels only add some boozyness. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Burned, licorice, high malty, oiley, nice wooden,, light boozy, brandy, sweetness, coffee, chocolate, ok bitterness, fruity, ok hoppy, nice wooden tartness. Lovely complexity.


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