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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)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Bomber; thanks Alex!! Bottle #338 of 2009; dense black pour with trace tan head; huge bourbon nose with creamy coffee, nuts and roast; super boozy right now; spicy hotness with sticky bourbon; some caramel and cookies, but this is way heavy on the barrel to me and not nearly as impressive as when I had on draft at the brewery in August ’09 (hat was the winter ’08 batch); that batch I’d rate near a 4.2, but this one is more like a 3.5, so let’s split the difference :)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2010
(22oz bottle with purple wax, #99/2009, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vinous, plum, some bourbon, toasted coconut, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(22oz purple wax bomber #99/2009 thanks to ericandersnavy) clear ruby brown with oily khaki bubbles. Nose of honey, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate syrup. Taste of maple, alcohol, vanilla bean, honey, milk chocolate, bourbon that’s complex and delicious. Silky smooth mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010
6 Blind tasting at Papsoe 27-03-2010: Bottle. Small off-white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Dark color with a light reddish glow. Aroma of mild roasted malt, dried fruity, light grainy and dusty feel. Over the palate came heavy thick feel of liquorish, molasses, vanilla, Bourbon. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and alcoholic thick texture. Heavy sweet and some bitterness to counter. Lingering warming Bourbon liquorish finish. 8 / 3 / 8 / 4 / 17 = 4.0

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Purple wax bomber (No. 991, 2009) shared at Hamilton’s Tavern: Blackest black and topped with larger frothy bubbles on the pour, but the head dissipates nearly immediately. An intriguing, sweet aroma filled with oak, campfire smoke, roasted malts, bittersweet dark chocolate, espresso, raw dough balls toasted on the outside, red fruity esters, vanilla, and plum. Flavors include sweet malts- entirely balanced by bitter chocolate, pulpy fruit, smoked thick oak, vinous tannin qualities, vanilla and somewhat of a lactic finish and aftertaste. Full-boded, softly carbonated, and exceptionally smooth feel throughout, which is reinforced by a fair amount of accompanying, alcoholic heat. Drinkability: Pure and unexpected characteristics makes this brew a first-rate knockout. Pairing: Roasted lapin over asparagus. Rebuy: Yes. #450 on 16052010, DG.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3830) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Draft @ NotB. Black pour with tan head.Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, roasted malt notes, and some light hop notes that are suppressed by this malt dominance and barrel aging.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Bottle 65cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #6. ]
Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coconuts, light to heavy chocolate - coffee, light to moderate hoppy, moderate alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol warm finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100327]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2010
#06 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 27-Marts-2010 hos Papsoe. Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. Barrel, oakey, bourbon, sweetness, coconut, roasted, licorice, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, alcoholic, smokey, ashtray, tobacco, lots of sweetness and bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is light peaty whisky, roasted malt, tobacco, ripe fruit, chocolate and oak. The flavour is oak, bourbon, sweet caramel, alcohol, ripe fruit and light peat. Alcoholic bourbon like finish. Nice and complex brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Black with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso and bourbon. Sweet flavour with burned malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, bourbon and wood. Finished sweet with warming alcohol. Full bodied. Nice one.


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