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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial Stout aged 225 days in 12 year old Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels. Single Barrel versions AND the bottled blended version (From multiple Buffalo Trace barrels of varying ages) all go here.

2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend) = Yellow Wax
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Burralo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1254) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
22 oz bottle shared with Spencer. 2014 vintage. The pour is a medium black with a thicker dark khaki head and some spotty lace. The aroma is a little boozier than I was expecting. The vanilla is reserved and there is a lot of charred oak on top of the roasty malts. The flavor has a little hop bite to it. There is a good dark fruit and bitter bite. The vanilla fades for more of a bourbon tint, and the aftertaste is lingeringly bitter and chocolatey. This is pretty damn good. The mouth feel is a little lighter than I was hoping, but it is well carbonated and very creamy. The far back end is almost a bit of green barrel, but it's good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2451) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
650 ml bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours Black with slight tan head. Aromas of dark berries, bourbon (of course), syrupy chocolate and roasted malts. Rich flavors of nutty chocolate, dry coffee, a little vanilla, and booze. Still somewhat hot but a great beer. Unfortunately overpriced relative to similar offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5651) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
[2014] Opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, vanilla, wood, char, bourbon, cocoa, and alcohol. Taste of wood, roast, nuts, char, bourbon, cocoa, and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2236) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2013 bottle pours like other imperial stouts, dark, khaki head that leaves lacing. Nice sweet taste, bourbon, chocolate, espresso, oak, vanilla. Full body that has. Nice creamy eps, booze burn to boot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1585) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
From notes. 2013 Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours dark brown with a scant beige head. Aroma is molasses, raisin, bourbon. This is tighter than the 2012 Blue. Flavor is molasses, licorice. Bourbon and oak finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4802) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
650 ml bottle Adam Jackson’s crazy vertical at my house, big pimp! 2013 vintage. With BR 1 in gold sharpie. Aroma is bourbon vanilla, caramel, chocolate and oak. Awesome!

Flavor is real nice. This Buffalo Trace is a nice barrel. Bourbon presence is full and rich. Medium bodied with a ridiculous the barrel character integrated perfectly throughout the stout. Creaminess is obvious and has a nice charred wood and dark chocolate flavor. Damn nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Love BT whiskey especially their base Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Stoked to finally try this one. Smells pretty darn good. taste s pitch black. nose is very roast forward, some sweet vanilla with cream and nutmeg. Nice taste. Loads of coffee and espresso bean. super roast forward. nice beer, very clean and delicious. I like this one a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"I am a BIG fan of Buffalo Trace bourbon, and this bee, while still very good, makes me respect the amazing Grand Cru and Elijah Craig 18/20 yr blends even more. This was not quite in their league. Simpler, and a touch sweeter, with loads of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and a good touch of booze, atop a bed of roasted malts. LOVE all the variations of this stout - so much fun!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11245) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to Victor at weekly tasting. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of honey, bourbon, oak, vanilla, brownie and roast chocolate. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Some roasted, bourbon, chocolate flavors. Aromas are lighter than other eclipse versions.

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