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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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)


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericdevin (763) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Les Caves, Corvallis. 2011 vintage. Pours a very dark brown, little to no tan head. Aroma straight Bourbon, slight jobs of smoke and oak. Roasty tobacco notes. Body slight but really opens up, surprisingly big for age and ABV, no evidence of breakdown. Finish still retains a raw oakiness. Could probably hold onto this another five years and see continued evolution.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1076) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2012 22oz bottle pours a dark black with a dark tan head. Chocolate molasses and bourbon aroma. Taste is the same.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2012 bottle split with Pat and Chris. Pours black with thin, lasting mocha head and spotted lace. Nose of vanilla, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt. Really well balanced, medium body, smooth and warming

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle split with Mark and Janine after work. Pours cola black with a thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, cola, berries, honey. Taste is sweet cocoa, ripe raspberries, oak, and subtle whiskey notes. Not overbearing or cloying. Very smooth, very drinkable, nice burn in the chest. Good. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (170) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours a beautiful opaque black with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee and a little nutty. Taste is sweet and alcohol my god is it smooth. After taste is bitter and malty but my god is it good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is wood, bourbon, vanilla, and alcohol. Chewy palate, light alcohol, smoke, wood, faint vanilla, great finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
66cl bouteille @ RBBWG III, thanks ThirstyBird. Brune foncée, col fin beige doré au verre. Arôme est malté, caramel, pointe de vanille avec un léger ajout de boisé et booze et bourbon. Palais est malté très présent sur de belles note de grillé et chocolaté, note de caramel, pointe de barrique et vanille. Le bourbon se ressent et est légèrement réchauffant. Le tout en comparaison reste en dessous de la version 20ans.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3763) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to ThirstyBird. Lovely bottle. Black touch brown, almost no mocha head. Nose is mellow, roasted, mocha, dark fruits, faint barrel. Taste is sweet mocha mixed with some roast, caramel, toffee, some whiskey but not much, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, barrel is pretty light, touch dark bread, leaves. Substantial body but not the heaviest. Okay but definitely expected more here. The 20 Year version was way better in my memory.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1630) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Wow. Chocolate. Dark fruits. Smooth. Oaky and done bourbon. Really fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3107) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
RBWG14 Pours blck , small grey head Smells sweet , roasted malts . Taste is bitter , sweet, grains , whiskey , oak . Nice


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