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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)


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1842) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle shared on my way to getting my darkness baybay. This is just stupid good and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle 22oz. Pours black with low beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, sugar. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Very nice chocolate. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2011

Appearance: Pours dark brown with a quickly subsided head.

Aroma: Alcohol, roast, coconut. Sherry, dark chocolate.

Taste: Wood, roast, ash, bourbon.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied ,low carbonation.

Overall: I had this at the first of my horizontal.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1778) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 22 oz bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours black with light to moderate tan head. Aromas of rich dark roasted malts, pumpernickel/oatmeal, and alcohol. Flavors are similar with notes of toasted coconut and licorice. Big, full, and boozy. Very good but over priced - at least double that of equally good or better barrel aged Imperials.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle, 2012. Pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma is very rich coffee, treacle, soy, teriyaki, some booze. Full body, medium carbonation. Licorice, toffee, treacle, dark fruits, red berries.. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Aged for about a year after purchase of the 2011 vintage. So smooth and aromatic. The malted base is delicious and light hops and roasted flavor are intense and well crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1697) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2014
At a tasting, thanks DSG, smallish creamy head, opaque black color, aroma of carob and dried figs, with some chocolate and coffee, flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, some chocolate cake and some cinnamon spiciness, just a bit heavy. Quite good but could be better.

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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1634) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Wow. Chocolate. Dark fruits. Smooth. Oaky and done bourbon. Really fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle at Eulogy. BR 1 2012. Purple wax. Opaque pour with some small brown foam. Bottom of the glass shows a clear honey brown. Room temperature. Heady bourbon fumes off the top. Great stuff! Big dark notes very well blended with age. Liquorice. Black cherry cordial. Raisins. Prunes. Cigars. Burnt marshmallows. Lots of barrel notes. Body reads a bit thinner than expected. Flavors are very smooth though the high alcohol is not hidden - feels much higher than the 9.5% ABV on the label.


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