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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (8114) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bomber to snifter. Looks good; a murky dark brown with thin beige lacing. Smells and tastes nice; sweet, malty, and boozy with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to ThirstyBird. Lovely bottle. Black touch brown, almost no mocha head. Nose is mellow, roasted, mocha, dark fruits, faint barrel. Taste is sweet mocha mixed with some roast, caramel, toffee, some whiskey but not much, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, barrel is pretty light, touch dark bread, leaves. Substantial body but not the heaviest. Okay but definitely expected more here. The 20 Year version was way better in my memory.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
originally given to me by Tom at Freetail, shared with the Nobi bottle share .. . deep black .. mild foam, lacing is decent .. . barrel, bourbon, tar, and inside of a burnt barrel .. . smooth mouthfeel, and enjoyable in all facets .. . .
do you have any fruit?
this donut has purple stuff inside it, purple’s a fruit..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
65,1 cl bottle @ ISKTR ’16
BR 1 2014, purple wax
Aroma is sweet and very "American". Fruitiness, licorice and vanilla. Feels already sticky even though I have not tasted yet. Flavour has alcohol, licorice, sweet vanilla tones and wood. Alcohol balances the sweetness here. A slow sipper. Wait, no, THE slow sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2013
4/11/13. Bomber thanks to Robin. Tasted side by side with 4 other Eclipses. Krunk. Black pour with a nice tan head. Rich BA bourbon aroma - fudge, caramel, coconut, char, and more. Nice flavor as well, rich fudge, nice bourbon, coconut, vanilla, char, and more. Awesome bourbon character but I think the wheat is still better for me so far tonight.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7851) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is light peaty whisky, roasted malt, tobacco, ripe fruit, chocolate and oak. The flavour is oak, bourbon, sweet caramel, alcohol, ripe fruit and light peat. Alcoholic bourbon like finish. Nice and complex brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (7772) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle, thanks SirLimpsalot. Black with a small tan head. A lot of chocolate in this one, also vanilla, bourbon, some alcohol and oak. Smooth and nicely balanced. A tasty one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7758) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2016
Great deep chocolate aroma. Intense smooth and soft with a great woody whisky in the aftertaste. The body is chocolate with round and smooth caramel. The whisky is not too intense, it fits great into the picture and the woody hints and the smoke and smooth alcohol are a great combination to the smooth and round Imperial Stout. The aftertaste is intense but soft. No alcohol there, very smooth and great with a subtle bitterness and not too much sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
"extra" @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - thanks pocketfullofaces-bro-dave. pours very dark brown with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. burnt caramel, coconut - not over whelming though, molasses, demerara, chocolate, light smoky notes, spices, other woodsy and vanilla toasted oak notes. moderate carbonation, medium body - very oily and silky, sweet and cloying finish. nice.


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