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RATINGS: 104   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 yellow waxed 22oz to my head. good beer, not the best variation ever, but its up there! carb level is med-low but acceptable. has just a wonderful aftertaste and mouthfeel, the mid, finishing and after taste are delicious! i am getting a ton of buttered rum and popcorn and whatnot, which i love, but it may not hold up as well aging.drink this one now!!! rarest and freshest! i do appreciate the variation of the barrels they have tried, but i do sort think they should focus on a few barreels that really show off the beer better. whiule this is still a delicous buttery stout., i think some of the other versions have been better overasll, but this one is just really good right now so nice and boozy. one of my faves, but overall probably not one of the best of the series. among the top 3 this year though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle from dcschiller. Bottle 736. Nearly black,beige head. Bourbon,coconut, vanilla. Flavor is oaky, bourbon, vanilla, cocoa. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (8266) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottles from Capone’s, Smith’s, Blue Dog. Pours jet black, oily, thick, with minimal tan head. Nose is oaky bourbon, molasses, vanilla. Tastes thick and rich on the palate, with heavy oaky bourbon flavor, roasty dark malt, molasses, and prune. Finishes a bit hot, thivk, complex, and rich. This one is great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a nice beige head. Malty roasted aroma, caramel, chocolate, raisins, warming alcohol, spicy notes, raisins, figs, cocoa powder, dades. Roasted caramel flavor, nutcreme, vanilla, whisky, raisins, cocoa powder, woody, peach, warming alcohol, dades, some spices, licorice, some chocolate. Roasted chocolate finish, woody, nutcreme, raisins and figs. Lovely beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small rim of tanned head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits fruity caramel some vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is velvety smooth so balanced chocolate some coffee sweet nicely bitter, wow

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber, 2011 vintage. Poured deep brown with a short smoked tan head. The aroma was fairly heavy on the barrel, with sweet bourbon, vanilla, and coconut leading.. lightly-smoked black malts, milk chocolate, and a touch of honey supported.. warm on the back of the nose. The flavor found a great balance between the malts and the barrel.. vanilla, honey, and sweeter chocolates laced throughout, with dry, peppery oak on the edges.. finished with decadent malts and just the right level of alcohol oomph. Heavier-bodied with a creamy feel on the palate.. balance was spot-on.. this was excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Vintage 2013 - Thanks Trady! Pours a nice extra dark brown with a solid sheet of dark tans. Smells of cocoa, minerals, oak, vanilla, nougat. Flavor is nice with silky fudge, more nougat, some coconut and oak with a vanilla stream. Really nice flavor. Full bodied with limited carb and a semi dry finish. Good beer. Interested to see how this compares to the Elijah Williams in the fridge.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Capones. Extremely dark pour with a small clingy tan head. Bourbon aroma. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, and bakers chocolate flavor. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3435) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
On tap at Matt’s. Pours an opaque black color with thin beige head, bubbly. Awesome lacing rings. Aromas of dark chocolate, heavy bourbon. Taste is a nice boozey sweetness with cocoa, licorice, figs, light coffee roastiness. Sticky mouth with ultra warming in belly. Great but I think the 18yr Elijah and Rittenhouse Rye are superior.


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