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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8062) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. I’ve had both the 2013 and the 2014. Both were very very similar, showing a nice densely malty imperial base with a dominant (but pleasing) bourbon character. The ’13 was distinctly smoother, less boozy in the finish. I’m really enjoying this BA Eclipse series.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle pours black with low tan head. Aroma is bourbon, and chocolate roast. Taste is nice smooth roast and bourbon, with a bitter roast finish, not too boozy, well done

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2952) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours unclear thick but not quite murky with almost no head. Aroma is too light bringing light wafer like and slight vanilla spice but dies quickly. Flavors bring sweet and spicy and chocolatey balanced flavors, a bit of caramel but everything blends without anything in the forefront with spices balanced so well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14263) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 281214

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1310) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
Aroma: thick bourbon and fruity sweet. Flavour: sweet fruity bourbon and roasted chocolate, and an alcoholic warmth, and a dark fruity aftertaste. A creamy mouthfeel. Colour: almost pitch balck with a creamy light brown head.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3980) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Vintage 2013. Belle coiffe sur cette robe presque noire. Dentelle pour agrémenter le regard. Beau nez de café, de mélasse, de chocolat, de noisettes et de bourbon élégamment discret. Saveurs riches de mélasse, de réglisse, de chocolat, de café caramélisé, de bois et de malts rôtis. Belle complexité. Bouche sensuelle avec sa texture soyeuse et ses bulles tranquilles. Arrière-goût de café et de malts noirs et amers. Un monstre si facile à boire. Savoureux stout impérial.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3614) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bouteille partagée par Pat. Merci. vintage 2/2013. Liquide brun foncé, mousse beige. Le nez est un bel amalgame de chocolat, café, tabac et de bourbon (mais pas trop). La bouche est superbe, vanille, du bourbon mais pas trop, du chocolat, du café, peu d’alcool et c’est tant mieux.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2348) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Tasted side-by-side with a 2013 buffalo trace... Flavor is more roasty and hotter than the aged eclipse... Less complex ... However, by itself, aroma of anise, dark chocolate, bourbon... Flavor is dark chocolate, anise, roasted malts... Finish is dark bitter chocolate... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1387) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Bruce. Pours black with brown head. Taste is roasted malts. With some sweet rasins. Lots of oak and vanilla

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Bottle share. 2013. Pours very dark brown. Aroma of bourbon, raisin, vanilla, sexy awesome. Taste is sweet. Dry finish from creamy excellence. 2012 bottle shared by GothGargoyle. Thanks so much! Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, boozey. Taste is sweet, with a tangy bitterness. Palate is ridiculously smooth.


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