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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2729) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Served in a FiftyFifty Eclipse snifter. The beer is dark brown, nearing blacks porting a small, beige head that leaves a bit of lacing in its wake. The aroma offers booze, vanilla, chocolate roast. The beer is slightly sweet, with prominent barrel characteristics throughout. Nice notes of vanilla and chocolate. Medium to full bodied with a boozy finish. This variant is middle of the pack as far as Eclipse stouts. Overall, a tasty beer. I would have this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 22oz. A dark brown beer, quite clear, and topped by a dense, dark beige head. The aroma isn’t very intense, quite mellow and weak actually, but pleasant. Some bourbon and vanilla, chocolate dominating. Quite sweet on the palate, with chocolate, some bourbon and vanilla, and a touch of coffee. Good bitterness in the end. A really pleasant one, but nothing extraordinary. 121109

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (8410) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, oak and caramel. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long sweet, chocolate, vanilla and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (12217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear very dark reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish. 091112

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11712) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 2011 @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, medium sweet with notes of alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich bourbon, vanilla, roast malt, chocolate, fruits and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s bachelor party. Thanks Armin and Caleb! Pours a deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Pretty whiskey forward, toffee, vanilla, a bit oaky, rich dark chocolate aroma. Intense but tasty whiskey, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, plum, light fig flavor with some mild tannic notes. Nice one!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7643) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle (#552, 2011) thanks to Jack, at THE Eclipse tasting, 2012. It pours very dark brown, with a small-medium tan head. The nose is liquorice, aniseed, roasted malt, smoke, charcoal, toasted coconut and vanilla. The taste is liquorice, roasted malt, charred wood, bitterness, medicinal, alcohol seems more present than the other versions, treacle, bourbon, cola, soft dark fruit, raisin and cherry, with a dry, fairly alcoholic finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and syrupy mouth-feel. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
23rd October 2012
THE Eclipse Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Smooth palate, light and a little dry. The dark malt is lighter here and with a touch of aniseed. Sweet but subtle vanilla oak. Again a touch of dark fruits. Finishes semi dry. The alcohol a little more obvious in this one and the palate lighter. Good though!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle at THE Eclipse Tasting, London. Bottle #552, yellow wax. Thanks to Jack! Pours dark brown with a creamy, brown cap. Nose holds vanilla, honey, light nostril-stinging booze. Big sweet flavor with rich brown bread, mellow chocolate, light vanilla, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming on the finish with light roast, dark sugars, raisins, licorice, some honey and light brownies. Nice beer with a well-rounded character. Rich, but not too sweet.


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