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RATINGS: 261   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, carmel, fruittiness, cocoa, oak and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, bourbon, roastiness, cocoa and light fruittriness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s bachelor party. Thanks Armin and Caleb! Pours a deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Really a smooth yet rich whiskey, caramel, huge chocolate, toffee, vanilla aroma. Big chocolate, caramel, mild dark fruity, date, toffee, smooth whiskey flavor. Maybe just a touch behind the 18 year Elijah Craig version due to a touch less in complexity, but this was very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Woodshop! Black pour. Chocolate, molasses, bourbon, oak, vanilla and toffee nose. Flavor is much the same. I love how this brewery melds the barrel with a wondeful beer. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8860) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle… Pours clear and nearly black with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The bouquet offers bourbon-soaked fudge, vanilla, vinous dark sherry and a touch of coconut. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor is a swirl of fudge, sweet tawny port, bitter black malt and hops flanked by charcoal. Finishes singed and bittersweet – more bitter than sweet. Kudos to richiesd for providing this bottle!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
22oz, purple waxed bottle. 2011 Vintage, bottle # 3251. Poured a black color, with brown edges and a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of wood, earth, vanilla, and bourbon. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, vanilla creme, lighter roast, and caramel. Alcohol overall well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
22oz bomber with purple wax #478 courtesy of FickSD over on BA shared at the Toronado. Poured a deep, clear brown with no head. Nose was rich with figs, raisins, oak, some light spicy alcohol, molasses, maple. Taste is very sweet, dark fruit forward, spicy alcohol, dry oak. Sticky sweet palate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Purple wax. Pours jet black with brown head. Nose/taste of bourbon, vanilla, roast coffee, oak, roast chocolate malt and milk chocolate fudge. Medium body. Hint of bourbon in the finish. Very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle shared a GBBF ’13, 13/08/13, massive thanks to Joris for the pour. Mid black with a thin tan head. Nose is bourbon, oak, honey, dark roast, chocolate. Taste comprises dark roast, booze soaked wood, chocolate, dark fruit tones, bourbon, sugars, molasses. Full bodied, smooth on the palate massages the throat, fine carbonation. Good stuff indeed !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Purple wax bottle 99/2009 Thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a fading tan head over a black body. Aroma of chocolate, earth, cologne, bourbon, fusel, coconut tanning lotion, and fresh bread. Taste is rich, chocolate, wood, bourbon and sugar cookie. Creamy carbonation. 848416:4.0

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2011 bottle, # 3022. Pours dark black with some dark brown through direct light, and a clingy tan head. More head than the copper wax. Nose is heavy earthy. woody, cacaoey, with a lot of spirity notes. Tastes pretty rich, very oaky, earthy, malty, with big notes of charred patent malt, raisins and figs, blackberry, and port. A bit more spirity and hot than the copper. Some late hop notes and a taste reminiscent of the scotch barrel beer from Brew Dog.


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