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RATINGS: 270   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)


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1249) - Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Black. Good sized frothy creamy frothy medium brown head, fairly lasting with some lace. Aroma is roasty, chocolatey, a little ash, along with some soft subtle bourbon. Lighter full body. Creamy and ultra smooth. Flavor explodes! Roasty coffee. Dark chocolate. Ash. Extraordinarily smooth bourbon. Some alcohol warmth, but no booze whatsoever. Phenomenal balance. Fantastic! Way exceeded my expectations.

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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1222) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2013
We did a taste testing of five different 50-50 2012 stouts. For the base stout, itís quite frankly superb. Pours black, with a beautiful yellowish-white froth. Some coffee notes, little bitterness, but the predominating flavor is roasted malt. Of the five, this and two others were in my second tier. Quite good, mind you, but very bourbony in flavor. If you enjoy a bourbon-infused stout, you canít go wrong with this. The Elijah had a late punch, lingering in bourbon flavor after the initial stout taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Darkest brown and border of ruby highlight. Big fading tan swirlable head. Sweet marshmallow vanilla bourbon. Neat initial gleam of booze but an exhaust fumed wood and naturally creamy rise. Soft and almost cooling milky. Finish is a sweet soy and light bourbon burn. It hides a colourful barrel incredibly well, not busy or escalator layered. Just tremendous. Thanks Paul for the bottle, via a bloody beer club. íMerica.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Black with a good chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, bourbon, wood. Velvety mouthfeel, full bodied, boozy finish. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood, molasses, dark fruits. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Some kind soul brought this to, "hannont" ís for a tasting. Colour... very dark brown with no head. Nose... Boozeland, USA! Palate... SUH-WEET!! And boozy, with loads of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, dried orchard fruits, golden sirop, burnt brown sugar and a fabulously sweet looooooong finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1196) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home (2012 vintage). Pours black with a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and coffee - with a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1191) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
A - pours like molasses, opaque black with cola edges and very minimal cola head. S - nice very rich bourbon aromas. Cereal grains ( dry husked wheat, barley) and dark dried fruits ( dried figs, prunes, raisins) molasses, toffee, burnt sugar, sweet Whisky smells. Vanilla and light graham cracker M - medium heavy body, lighter than expected. Watery mf, dry grassy end. Alcohol is tasted in the end. T - dusty earthy chalk is prevalent on the nose. Vanilla, chocolate, toffee sweetness along with dark dried fruits lead the way. Dry oaky notes, bready malts, dried dates on the palate. Flavor falls off to a lingering mineral water, dried grasses faceless bitterness and alcohol sting. O - good but not great. The aromas are much better than the tastes. Taste falls flat and the grains are too prevalent 4.1.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Dark brown with thin watery edge. Full rich nose of bourbon, vanilla wood notes, and maybe some molasses. Taste is full on rich bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and dark roast coffee. Just a full-on decadent bourbon bomb with very will integrated alcohol. Delicious, but interestingly not as complex as itís base beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1158) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
22oz waxed bottle, thanks Alex. Black with a whispy light tan head. Sweet boozy brown sugar, touch of raisins and coffee with light cocoa. Body is a bit thin, with decent carb, but quite hot. Sweet and roasty but not much depth and just knocked over by the barrel.


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