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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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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)


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (801) - - FEB 3, 2013
Very sweet, oaky aroma with some booze. Pours dark brown with basically no head. Very oaky flavor with whiskey and strong booze finish. Excellent! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (12132) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2015
KRS 131214. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, hop, coffee. Flavour is bourbon, roasted malt, hop, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, wood , chocolate, alcohol. Full body. A world class beer i would like to drink again.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (105) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bourbon and kahlua so good with balance of chocolate sweetness and dry bourbon character. Mouthfeel thick and rich with the favors of roasted malts and bourbon. Not to boozy but evident.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (509) - HUNGARY - MAY 1, 2015
Az 500. hivatalosan is tesztelt sör egy magamfajta fanatikus számára nem lehet akármilyen főzet, így a szerencsés tényezők játéka, s némi tudatos kombináció a számokkal úgy alakította, hogy ez a 12 éves Elijah Craig hordóban érlelt FiftyFifty Eclipse imperial stout lett az. Exkluzív üvegéről ordít a beltartalom nem mindennapi jellege, letisztult, mégis markánsan karakteres a dizájn. Túlzás nélkül állíthatom, hogy illatai valósággal betöltik a teret, az a fajta aromagörgeteg, amely a legelemibb módon idézi fel a hordóban tárolt ital karakterét. A fajsúlyos komponensek kevés füsttől átjárt, mennyeien krémes jellegű kókuszos, vaníliás, étcsokoládés szerkezete megkeni a levegőt, az illatjegyek csodás összhatása méterekről érezhető, szűnni nem akaró a sokszínűség, megkapó a kifinomultság. Egyediség sugárzik kortyaiból is, különösen hőfoka emelkedésével érhető tetten egy kevés gyógyvizesen sós jelleg, egyebek mellett azonban gömbölyűen telt, mézédes maláta pörkölt éle alkotja a kereteit annak a vaníliás kókuszmasszában ázott, eszpresszós jegyekkel tompított, whiskey-hangulatú italkuriózumnak, mely mintegy végső meglepetésként éles körmökkel kaparászó komlónyomokat hagy hátra. Ez utóbbi jellemvonást egyesek már-már túlzott intenzitást mutatónak is vélhetnék, efféle kaliberű imperial stoutok esetén legalábbis némiképp szokatlan az élmény, azonban sörről lévén szó, a keserűség kidomborodása nemigen válhat túlzottan kárára az italnak. S hogy a jeles esemény alkalmából minden érzékszervünknek kijusson a jóból, ördögien csillogó teste két korty között a szemünket kápráztatja el. Soha rosszabb jubileumot!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (970) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 28, 2015
Bottle at Home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: coffee domination, caramel and bourbon barrel aged. Really amazing complexity. Need to taste it!!!! Taste: as the same on nose, this beer is amazing. Good coffee taste and roasted malt. Caramel complexity and bourbon barrel aged complexity. Very amazing palate. This beer is a MUST to try. Aftertaste: good bitterness and very well equilibrium. Coffee caramel and bourbon barrel aged finish. One of the best I try !!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (249) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared during a tasting with friends. Great deal of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some bourbon barrel notes.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (423) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Coffee and bourbon flavor. Very heavy and thick. Very amazing and have the 2014 bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (940) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. Thanks! The pour is a nice black with a lighter khaki colored head and a decent lace. The aroma is a little plainer than the Buffalo Trace that was just enjoyed. There is a pretty good bourbon element to it. Good vanilla and chocolate, but the nose just lacks. The flavor is definitely hotter than I was expecting. Good light roast. Some light chocolate present. Lingeringly bitter. Heavy bourbon. The mouth feel is light but well carbonated so it comes off creamy. I'm a fan of the Buffalo Trace a bit more, but it's good. Aftertaste is lingeringly smooth and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (287) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2013 Bottle. Nice malty aroma a with bourbon and vanilla. Smooth heavy feel on the tongue. Easy drinking. Nice malt, caramel and vanilla flavor. Excellent! Wish I had more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (608) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2015
2012 bottle poured into a tulip..jet black with a fluffy tan head..aroma of booze,coffee,roasted nuts..thick,boozy..little too boozy even after being aged 3 yrs..but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2858) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2013 sample at HMOG 2015, if you can follow that. Whiskey aromas. Bit of the same on the flavor. This is a good series of beers. Not knowledgeable enough to pick out the barrel of each but it is a well made barrel aged beer. Spice alcohol drowns out the base beer a bit. The base does give a little body to the overall drink.


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