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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. yellow wax.

[ #610 - 2011 ]. [ Trade by deathcharms ]. ABV: 9.5%. Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, alcohol - bourbon, vanilla notes. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, light buzzy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20121109]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32298) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17614) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14243) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11988) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11891) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Black in color with low carbonation and a small tan head. A really harsh booziness on the aroma. Astringent roasted malt and overdone in terms of the charred oak qualities with only minimal vanilla and chocolate character. The flavor is hot and heavy on the charred wood and roasted malt. Only mild chocolate with some hints of coffee. Just way too much booze to really be enjoyable.


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