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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)
2015 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2802) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Doug. Lots going on here. The aroma has hot alcohol notes, toffee, bourbon. The flavor is burnt sugar, honey, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Am amazing RIS, one of my favorites. Nice dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Wow. Chocolate. Dark fruits. Smooth. Oaky and done bourbon. Really fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - APR 8, 2014
650ml bottle at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee and a lot of whiskey. The taste is caramel malty very sweet. Again some coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Wood and whiskey. Bitter finish with some alcohol. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2655) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (2618) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2609) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
2013 bottle, nice vanilla, solid oak, bourbon. Solid silky body. I love des eclipse and I love ec 12, but this just seems sub par compared to the rest. In the scheme of life its still great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
I found the nose on this one to be somewhat vegital..or even garbage-like...others werent getting this, but i did and it smelled a bit wrong. THe pour was dark brown, bordering on black. Flavors were nice though, with bourbon booziness, dark chocolate, vanilla, with a soft, velvety texture. Can get a little hot though...and not as good as the HH IMO, YO.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2583) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Pours a dark brown with orange highlights and a small tan head. The smell is dark roasted malt, licorice, bourbon, molasses and vanilla. The taste is molasses, dark roasted malt, licorice, bourbon and vanilla. Medium/full body with tight/fine carbonation. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Opened at the end of year Ottawa tasting, 2011 bottle via Capones. Black with a faint light mocha head. Surprisingly smooth, lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, burnt malt, coffee, chocolate, very nice to drink and glad I could share it with everyone.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
650 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours an orange tinted black with...practically no head at all. Aroma is wood, chocolate, coffee and loads of liquor. I’d say bourbon. Elijah Craig bourbon. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, wood, bourbon....booze! Finish is coffee bitterness and bourbon...booze! Lingering coffee and bourbon...booze! Medium to strong body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Very flavrful, solid, imperial stout.


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