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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)


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (862) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2014
From notes. 2013 Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours dark brown with a scant beige head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, bourbon. The bourbon is forward in this, with chocolate, oak.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3526) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Adam Jackson’s crazy vertical at my pad, in yet another 650 ml bottle. Aroma shows wood barrel and char malt with some leather and tobacco hints. Nice aroma’s.

Taste is a chocolate richness, mild roasted grain and finishing with bourbon and oak. Medium bodied with some low, creamy carbonation. Nice level of complex bourbon and awesome stout base. Really super smooth… I have never have had the 20 year but this is damn fine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2884) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Dark black body like the other eclipse variants. nose is much sweeter than other variants with a touch of vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is nice. sweet, roasty and loaded with coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (423) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Creamy tan head. Cherry cigar aroma, sweet chocolate. Cherry bourbon, tobacco, wood. Awesome flavor, whiskey forward.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (160) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours black like motor oil. Strong bourbon smokey smell. Tastes of same with caramel notes. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3709) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of whiskey, caramel, chocolate, brandy, vanilla, wood, flavor of whiskey, wood, chocolate, zesty, medium to full bodied. Great

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (399) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
 phenomenal brew with great balance and a myriad of things going on. so pleasing all around.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
symmetric (65) - - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Rich nose with a fine level of bourbon. Chocolate, vanilla, and a sweet cream finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Definite and noticeable drop-off from the EC 18/20 year version, but still a great beer, if a bit overpriced. Sweet, with a touch of hops at the end. I’ve always really liked the base beer, and probably would like, but not love, this bourbon."

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1328) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Darkest brown and border of ruby highlight. Big fading tan swirlable head. Sweet marshmallow vanilla bourbon. Neat initial gleam of booze but an exhaust fumed wood and naturally creamy rise. Soft and almost cooling milky. Finish is a sweet soy and light bourbon burn. It hides a colourful barrel incredibly well, not busy or escalator layered. Just tremendous. Thanks Paul for the bottle, via a bloody beer club. ’Merica.


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