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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

Vintages:
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


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1788) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Very similar to goose island bourbon stout. Really Carmelly with a bourbon kick. Pours dark black. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (9183) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing 2011 vintage bottle during his 50th birthday bash. This beer pours a brownish-black color with a medium thin foamy beige head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate. The finish is boozy with vanilla and roast malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Pours dark brown with a creamy medium tan head. Aroma has light boozy notes, dark fruit, toasted coconut. Flavor has notes of coffee, toasted coconut, mild dark chocolate, nice bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a nice coffee/bourbon finish...buffalo trace is evident.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of vanilla, wood, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and brown sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4033) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour with brown head. Aroma is really "sweet", lots of honey, creme brulée, sweet bourbon vanilla. Taste is much the same, really sweet, dessert-like, honey, vanilla and caramelized sugar. Palate is rich, almost cloying, with smooth carbonation. Decent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2414) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle 22oz. Pours black with very low beige head. Aroma is of caramel, roasted malt, fruits, wood. Taste is of sweetness, caramel, fruits. Sweet but not cloying. Palate: Medium-full body. Overall: Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle from Pier-luc and Julien, thanks! Pours a pitch black with a small black head that doesnt last really long. No lacing. Aroma is full of vanilla, some cocoa, coconut. Taste is still loaded with vanilla, cocoa, honey, oak. Full body and low carbonation. A desert beer. Probably the stout that has the most vanilla flavor that i had yet (didnt have bcbvs).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3704) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by Pier-Luc, Julien & Benoît, thanks! Black with a small beige head. Aroma is rich and somewhat boozy with vanilla, wood, sweetness notes, chocolate, coconut and molasses. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet (but not cloying for the 4 oz pour that I had) with vanilla, wood, coconut, molasses and alcohol... there’s not any roasted presence here. Heavy body. Thick mouthfeel. Rich, complex and decadent Imperial Stout. Good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeJslc (767) - USA - APR 20, 2013
Dark brown, beige head. Maple syrup, toffee, raisins, a little chocolate, some dark fruit, hint of leather, bourbon barrel character evident, vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal. S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, booze. T - Sweet chocolate and caramel malts, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, touch of dark fruit, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet, and lightly spicy finish. D - Great barrel aged stout. The bourbon is a bit more subtle here.


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