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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrels

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)

rlangevi's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlangevi (2) - USA - SEP 16, 2013
One of the more complex stouts, notes of roasted coffee, honey, and burbon. Has some burn for a stout. If this wasn’t $30 a pint and didn’t smell like piss it would be near the top of my list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1890) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2015
2014 version, thx H! Shared by all on the Wedding Weekend during the wedding night tasting. Very dark brown pour. Big whiskey and caramel nose. Some roast added in the taste, but the whiskey is much more assertive and flavorful than the Four Roses version, which truly is the key. 15.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1257) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 5, 2015
22oz bottle 2012 purple wax, pours brown black with a finger of offwhite head. Nose is light roast, nutty vanilla, baker’s chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is medium bodied, dark fruit and licorice with nice vanilla, nutty cream, soft roast chocolate. Finishes dry with medium bitterness, nutty roast, dark fruit, subtle vanilla cream, dark chocolate. Solid but I’ve yet to be "wowed" by any Eclipse variant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (462) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
2012. Big bourbon nose, almonds, marzipan, coconut, butterscotch, licorice, vanilla with a woody nose, bourbon completely dominance and a weak chocolate but more towards barley-wine maltiness enters the nose. Taste is a bit chocolate upfront, but shorly after big vanila woody notes, quite sweet, but not that extreme taste or mouthfeel. Solid, but a bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (323) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is light roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long, slightly burned and nice balanced barrel character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (164) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
Pirch black with a small head. The bourbon hits the nose right away! Wonderful flavours on the nose! Oak, bourbon, vanilla! The taste is sweet, some tartness. Loads of bourbon! Very very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (2102) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Zwart bier met een mooi licht bruine schuimkraag. Ruikt iets alcohol, vanille, geroosterd en koffie/chocolade. Smaakt vanille, koffie, chocolade en geroosterd. Lekker dik.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (2120) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een mooie bruine kraag. Ruikt vol, zoetig, vanille, crème, beetje alcohol. Smaakt vol, drop, vanille, crème. Beetje Coffee. Erg goed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
2012 Vintage. Almost black, a bit redbrownish with a small beige head that covers the surface. Aroma is mostly sweet, brown sugar and bourbon dominate. Taste is sweet at first, then roasted with dark chocolate/hot cocoa, peppery, bourbon notes that doesn’t over power everything else, some alcohol heat. Surprisingly bitter. Full body, low but very present carbonation, smooth and round mouth feel. Long bitter roasted after taste with alcohol heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3087) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of coffee, booze and roast. Taste has coffee, whiskey, sweet boozy fruit and some roasted cacao. Nice, but expected even more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bule (1330) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
2014 release. 22oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of tan head. Silky smooth, medium sweetness. Subtle spirit flavor balances nicely. Some berry fruit.

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