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RATINGS: 105   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2011 vintage, bottle #637. Pours a dark chesnut brown color that’s completely opaque with a half finger beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Slightly smokey aroma with a strong barrel character that’s nicely integrated into the sweet and roasted malt notes of the base beer. Some spicy bourbon but the other barrel notes really stand out in the nose. Lots of earthy oak, vanilla bean, marshmallow and toasted coconut complimenting hints of coffee bean, toffee, toast and dark chocolate. Smells pretty nice but could use more of a bourbon presence. Medium bodied but a bit thinner than expected with a stronger bourbon presence than the aroma suggests. Still, the barrel character is well integrated into the flavor of the beer without completely dominating the other notes. Some dry, toasted oak, almond and faint vanilla along with spicy, sweet bourbon lingering over the malt backbone into a dry finish. The smokiness from the nose I’d barely noticeable and it’s a bit sweeter than expected with hints of chocolate cake, fudge, toffee and burnt toast. Good bourbon flavor with little to no heat. ABV excellently masked making it deceptively drinkable. Not very complex and the spirit presence isn’t as strong as in some of the other treatments but it’s still very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody aroma with hints of bourbon. Roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours dark brown. Aroma is pretty heavy on the booze, with some roast, dark chocolate and vanilla coming through. Flavor is brown sugar, deep dark chocolates and sweet bourbon with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1612) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2012
bottle 2011 vintage. pours black with minimal tan head. aroma of barrel and chocolate. this was my secon favorite behind ec 20 year

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty and chocolatey nose with strong bourbon and green apple notes. Malty and chocolatey flavor with plenty of bourbon character and a chocolatey finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and crisp caramelish. Smooth malty, light whiskey. Smooth roasted malty and caramelish. Smooth and lingering dark malty finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle shared by TheAlum at Muckfest III...thanks Adam! - Pours cola with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is whiskey, vanilla, cinnamon, and light roast. Taste has some whiskey sweetness, toffee, and medium roasted malt. Buttery, malty finish with a thickness that coats the mouth. Decadent, but a little over-the-top for my tastes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head. The aroma is a rich but mellow oak and bourbon, vanilla. The flavor is surprisingly smooth and very good: oak, bourbon, molasses, tobacco, light roast. Very good and almost delicate. Nice! A mellow palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - JUL 8, 2012
22oz bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and nice lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak
Taste: Roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla and woody with a dry finish
Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Doug. Raisin, burnt sugar, in the aroma. The flavor is vanilla, chocolate, syrupy sweetness, toffee. A solid beer.


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