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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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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)
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - 2014 Vintage - Lavender Pearl Wax (Java Coffee)

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.


DTM's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Fifty Fifty. You can smell the coffee right away. A full flavored imp stout. Another winner from the Eclipse Series.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Blue Dog. Dense black pour, miniml head. Cacao, oaky bourbon, coffee in the nise. Very smooth taste with roasty dark maltm cacao, coffee, and a smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (5001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Lots of nice mellow chocolate and balanced coffee. Jet black with a light brown head. Chocolate, light bourbon, coffee and a touch of heat. Long chocolate finish with just a touch of coffee. Very mellow and nicely balanced,

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
2/2013. Purple Wax - Brewed with honey. Thanks to Meilby/Yngvar for the trade. Cheers fellas. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is soy, coffee and roast. Flavor is sweet with good coffee, soy, roast and mild alcohol. Very smooth , syrupy and soft - full bodied. Sweet - yet quite sippable and tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Black with a an head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, honeycomb, wood, dark fruits. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, great balanced coffee presence. Taste is coffee, caramel, dates, figs, chocolate, wood. Damn tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
A 2013 bottle picked up last Chicago trip. Pours an oily black color with an extra bubbly light milky mocha colored head. An intense aroma of dark chocolate, bitter coffee, and an alcohol presence. A smooth first sip of coffee flavors upfront along with a nice vanilla balance. Some dark fruit makes an appearance also really mixing it up. Overall really good stuff with a really nice coffee flavor throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (3976) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4081) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3275) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2614) - 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.


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