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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)


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregdafdxguy (12) - Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Rating this so I remember which one I had. PURPLE WAX. Great sweet bourbon aroma, with lots of alcohol. Jet black, slightly brown aorund the edges, perfect. Taste is more mild than many bourbon aged beers, and less harsh. Iíd call it a ísessioní bourbon aged beer, if you will. Lots of sweet bourbonish tastes that fall off pretty quick, thatís why itís not a 10. The not too thick palate really works to make this very drinkable. But the cost, $30, knocks the overall experience down for me quite a bit. This was a $12-$15 experience, not $30-$33, what itís costing in Chicago. At this price, Iíll never buy it again.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1644) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2014
At a tasting, thanks DSG, smallish creamy head, opaque black color, aroma of carob and dried figs, with some chocolate and coffee, flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, some chocolate cake and some cinnamon spiciness, just a bit heavy. Quite good but could be better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5346) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
From a bottle at Haket, GŲteborg, Sweden. Black with beige head. Intense chocolate and coffe aroma with molasses, vanilla and liquor. Full bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1103) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (4427) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (2067) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
@Basunen: vilken härlig doft av bourbon-fat. Smaken har en mycket god balans. Stora chokladtoner, vanilj, söt bourbon och kaffe. Härlig mjuk eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Bottle run no. 2/2013. 11.9%. Black with a big light brown head. Roasty aroma of coffee, bourbon, wood, some vanilla, a bit of coconut, some dark fruits, some chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Roasty flavor, a bit boozy, sweet, with chocolate, bourbon, a bit of vanilla and some dark fruits. Quite full-bodied. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (1280) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Pours black with a low tan head perfectly separated. Aromas of chocolate, muscovado sugar, honey, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Taste is chocolate, honey, muscovado sugar, vanilla, dark dried berries, bourbon. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is a perfect blend between vanilla, oak, honey and muscovado sugar. Just fantastic!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (5962) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Elijah Craig (Purple Wax 2013) and served in snifter: Opaque with a long lasting frothy head and nice lace. Great woody and char overtone with some leather and tobacco notes too. The coffee roast and dark chocolate keeps this from being one of those too sweet and too bourbon-y Imperial Stouts. MIKEY LIKEY... I am pretty sure that this is my fav from the series so far!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle 650ml vintage 2012 @ bergstaden
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, licorice, coconut, alcohol and hint of coffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, oak and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle, 22oz, vintage 2012. It pours a very dark brown body under a finger-thick, dense, light tan head. The aroma is very coffeeish, with a nice and pleasant bourbon touch. Cocoa and dark chocolate, some vanilla, wood and some booze. Caramel sauce and a little touch of soy sauce. Itís full-bodied and soft on the palate, quite warming and sweet, with a pleasant bitterness bringing some balance to the accounts. The flavor has coffee, roasted malts, some bread and caramel sauce, a touch of vanilla and wood and quite a lot of bourbon. A hint of coconut too. A bit too much bourbon if you ask me. Only in the flavor though, in the aroma itís just fine. Lasting finish with roasted malts, caramel sauce, bitterness and dark chocolate. And a good dash of coffee. Overall, too much bourbon in the flavor, but heck, itís a gorgeous beer anyway. So smooth and tasteful, and really complex as well. Damn, even though itís too boozy I certainly would like to repeat it. More than once. 140623


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