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2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2012 Vintage - White Wax w/ Purple Dripping and neck card
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2013 Vintage - Lavendar Wax (AKA "Java Coffee" for 2013)

Coffee is a blend of:
45% Imperial Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 (300 Day Aged Version)
45% Totality Stout
10% French Roast Cold Toddy from Wood Fire Roasted Coffee Co. Reno, NV.

ASak10's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2013 vintage. Sweet nose with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Bitter coffee taste up front followed by the mellow smooth bourbon sweetness. Sticky syrupy body but also smooth, easy to drink. A great beer but for the price, with Espresso Yeti and Big Bad Baptist available for about a third, I don't see buying this again. It's well worth trying and an excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (3438) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014. Big thanks to Bruce for this one. Clear dark caramel brown / black coloured pour with a relucant loose tan head. Atoma is hot roast, rich dark choc, with hints of coffee, Flavour is full and rich, coffee, berry, coffee bean, smooth rich choc. Roast is lightly ashy. Palate is full bodied, smooth, highish carbonation. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
(bottle) pitch black colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy brown sugar and espresso, raw coffee beans, roasted malts, some vanilla, fudge and a hint of soy sauce. flavour is mostly alcohol and roasted malts, slightly grassy, with some notes of milk chocolate, fudge and yeast. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3373) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
22 oz bottle, 2013. Dark brown with lush tan foam. Nose is coffee bean, dark chocolate, prune, vanilla, light smoke and molasses. Medium to full body with a buzz. A touch chalky, lingering heat. Taste is massive coffee but not so roasty. Without the deep char or dominant barrel the honey really pops. Dark chocolate and candied walnuts add some depth. This one developing beautifully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3171) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. 2013 version. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is very ashy espresso with distinct honey and vanilla with a dirty earthy feel to it. Robust and roasty stuff compared with the rest of the series. Nowhere near as sweet as any of the other Eclipse’s but has a distinct vanilla sweetness running behind the ashy, almost burnt coffee experience. Solid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2538) - FINLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours black in color with a tan head. At first you get coffee on the nose, and later on there appears in layers chocolate, vinous dark fruityness, roasted malts and vanilla aromawise. Coffee, notes of burnt wood and smoke in taste. Has got a nice and soft mouthfeel. Later on some notes of herbs and vanilla appears. Longlasting roasted notes towards the finish with a nice coffeeish ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting at Moncada. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, coffee, cocoa, licorice, tar, some espresso. Roasted coffee flavor, dark chocolate, tar, licorice, espresso, figs, raisins, vanilla and cream, plums, msoked notes. Great as always with the eclipses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Niiiice. Most of these aren’t worth the $30 or so per bottle, but $7.50 pour at the source? Yeah. One of the better ones in the line. Coffee very apparent, but not overdone. Mingles nice with the bourbon and milk chocolate aspects that make up this beer. Juuust a touch sweet and boozy, but pretty smooth and damn tasty."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (10873) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffe, bourbon, roasted malt, cocos, vanilla, chocolate. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, cocos, chocolate, alcohol, licorice. full body. Pleasent and a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Vintage 2013 bottle run #2. From Mikkeller webshop. Pours a dark brown with a tan, minimal head that disippates fast. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, honey, hints of bourbon, chili, raisins, plums, licorice, oak and quite boozy. Taste of espresso, roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, alchohol, oak, hints of vanilla with a long, bitter espresso finish. Full bodied with a mild carbonation. Quite sharp for being an eclipse compared to the smoothness of the others I’ve tried, guess its cause of the lower amount of BA beer in the blend. Nice, coffee centered Imp. stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (3808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
How: Bottle, 2013 vintage.
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, spices, chilli, alcohol, roasted malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, vanilla, soy, bourbon, some alcohol.

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