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RATINGS: 287   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)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle at Beer Hunters. Vintage 2012. Good doze of alcohol, whiskey, light vanilla. Medium-bodied. Lots of alcohol, even burning. Some salted licorice, toasted maltyness. Much more alcohol than in the 20 yr version.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle at THE Eclipse Tasting, London. Bottle #182, purple wax. Thanks to Bruce for sharing! Pours dark brown, clear, with a frothy beige head. Dark, burnt wood nose, some dark cherries, boozy cocoa. Big sweet flavor with dark bread, some molasses, brown sugar, moderate roast, light bitter earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly chewy. Warm finish with plenty of oily cocoa, a bit of alcohol, and modest dry wood notes. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11543) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
A: The pour is viscous and black with a finger of tan colored head forming. S: Smells like bourbon--delicious, delicious, bourbon. Lots of vanilla and chocolate making the nose a thing of decadence. Smooth roasted malts along with a nice oak aroma. Some toffee and caramel provide additional sweetness. T: Intense vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate on the tongue provides an excellent drinking experience. Great roasted malts along with a really creamy caramel flavor. M: The body is medium to full and is silky on the tongue. The carbonation is there but stays out of the way, providing a really smooth mouthfeel. D: As much as I don’t want to hype these beers up, they are just so damn good. Probably my favorite series of imperial stouts. I will definitely be doing my utmost to go to the next release party.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Catchup from the past. Bomber from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Purple wax. Bottle No. 106. Year 2009. Pours very black with a 1 finger tan head. Strong aromas of oak and vanilla. More than full bodied with rather mild carbonation. The flavor is very smooth burnt malt, with treacle, vanilla and oak. Compares very favorably with Paradox. It develops complexity, and shows a little heat. Very, very good. Worth the cost? You only live once. And the aroma continuously tantalizes, and the taste ditto. Try to try it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle at GBBF 2013. Pitch black beer with a nice rich beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate flavor, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, woody notes, cocoa, prunes, some raisins, cream, some milk. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, woody, prunes, hay, raisins, lots of vanilla, cream, milk chocolate, licorice. Full bodied, whiskey, vanilla, cream, some raisins.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
[09 Elijah Craig BBA-purple wax] @RBWG-22oz-thanks to –pours a thin light brown head and black color. Aroma is bourbon, roasty dark malt, dark fruit, earthy. Taste is bourbon, roasty dark malt-ashy, earthy hops bite. 4.1 *110604-Fifty Fifty [Four Roses ‘10-red wax] -22oz bottle @RBSG shared by boamr-pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet bourbon, dark malt-molasses. Taste is sweet bourbon, dark malt-molasses, secondary hops bite. 4.2

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle 2012. Poured black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla woody and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a rich smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet bourbon and chocolate cream flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet smooth finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
#6 at papsoe blind tasting pitch black,smooth light brown head. dry aroma. coffee, roasted grains, pretty straight.hops are only bitter. flavor is sweet licorice, coffee, roasted grains, wood, whiskey? would be better with less sweet licorice palate overall

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice bitter chocolate with good coffee notes, herbal hops, burned malt, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, so smooth, well balanced, sweet chocolate malt with caramel, coffee, bourbon, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.


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