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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrels

Vintages:
2009 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig) - (Purple Wax)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle at Eulogy. BR 1 2012. Purple wax. Opaque pour with some small brown foam. Bottom of the glass shows a clear honey brown. Room temperature. Heady bourbon fumes off the top. Great stuff! Big dark notes very well blended with age. Liquorice. Black cherry cordial. Raisins. Prunes. Cigars. Burnt marshmallows. Lots of barrel notes. Body reads a bit thinner than expected. Flavors are very smooth though the high alcohol is not hidden - feels much higher than the 9.5% ABV on the label.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bomber at C&G with Taylor and everyone. Pours dark dark brown light lacing goes away kinda aroma of whiskey and heavy malt. Taste is bourbon malt chocolate and greatness. Finish is savory and chocolate with whiskey.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, carmel, fruittiness, cocoa, oak and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, bourbon, roastiness, cocoa and light fruittriness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Purple wax. 5 stars for presentation and going all the way for every flavor possible. Pours thick and with very little head. Dark. Aroma of bourbon, candy and taffy. Tastes strongly of bourbon, smoky oak, some more honey/taffy/dark fruit, sweet but not overbearing and a muted hop like finish with what I think is citrus. Lots of cacao as well.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1262) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
A - pours like molasses, opaque black with cola edges and very minimal cola head. S - nice very rich bourbon aromas. Cereal grains ( dry husked wheat, barley) and dark dried fruits ( dried figs, prunes, raisins) molasses, toffee, burnt sugar, sweet Whisky smells. Vanilla and light graham cracker M - medium heavy body, lighter than expected. Watery mf, dry grassy end. Alcohol is tasted in the end. T - dusty earthy chalk is prevalent on the nose. Vanilla, chocolate, toffee sweetness along with dark dried fruits lead the way. Dry oaky notes, bready malts, dried dates on the palate. Flavor falls off to a lingering mineral water, dried grasses faceless bitterness and alcohol sting. O - good but not great. The aromas are much better than the tastes. Taste falls flat and the grains are too prevalent 4.1.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
22oz, purple waxed bottle #2694, 2011 edition. pours a deep, dark brown, almost opaque and sits black in the glass capped by a thin, mocha head that leaves tight rings of lace. aroma is excellent, a bit sweeter that other Eclipse versions, with notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, almonds, and spearmint backed by roasted malts, cocoa, light espresso, and subtle notes of toasted barrel. flavor is where this one really shines with notes of german chocolate cake with extra coconut icing, ashy malts, espresso, and subtle smoke backed by pralines, chocolate oranges, vanilla, and smooth, woody barrel notes. palate appears thin to the eye but actually ramps up in the mouthfeel with light carbonation a warming finish. overall, another excellent Eclipse variation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
originally given to me by Tom at Freetail, shared with the Nobi bottle share .. . deep black .. mild foam, lacing is decent .. . barrel, bourbon, tar, and inside of a burnt barrel .. . smooth mouthfeel, and enjoyable in all facets .. . .
do you have any fruit?
this donut has purple stuff inside it, purples a fruit..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Thanks for the share, Jordanian. This is my first impression of FiftyFifty brewing - and I was impressed. The pour was a bold black with a full body and a thick, Whopper candy head. The aroma was full of fudge, caramel, smoke and oak with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Again, with a full body the creamy mocha flavors crash with dank hops, dark chocolate and molasses with a layer of oak to calm the palate. What a treat this was :-).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
I really enjoyed this one. Snifter pour. This one looked as you might expect with a solid black body and a tan head. The aroma was excellent with such a smooth vanilla and bourbon aroma behind the chocolate and fudge notes. Lightly roasty. Flavor was big vanilla and bourbon with cocoa, chocolate, roast, and a hint of coffee and caramel. I could have easily kept drinking this all night.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2012. Barrely, burnt sugar, bourbon, roasted malt; booze soothes my throat after swallowing. Nice body. Pretty good, but nothing to write home about.


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