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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrels

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)

gregdafdxguy's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregdafdxguy (13) - Illinois, 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. I’d call it a ’session’ bourbon aged beer, if you will. Lots of sweet bourbonish tastes that fall off pretty quick, that’s why it’s 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 it’s costing in Chicago. At this price, I’ll never buy it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crim (85) - POLAND - APR 13, 2016
Aromat beczka z kawa, śliwka, w smaku mega ciało delikatne do tego posmak słodki śliwki, kawa, beczka

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9048) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2016
Comparative tasting of 9 different Eclipse Stout variants. All beers small to rather good yellow-beige rim over jet-black beer 2014 ed. Smokey, Bourbon, vanilla. Sweet, incense, chocolate, whiskycharacter. Warming, alcoholheat and deceptively light bodie. This one is utterly great. Stout the way it ought to be.
2011 version Alcohol, benzene, spirit, Bourbon, vanilla, vanilla icecream, sweet nose. Sweet taste as well, with Bourbon, raisins, sweetened milk, retronasal even more vanilla. Creamy feel, light slickness, treacherously ’light’ bodied. Again a sweet version, but better balanced than the 20yr barrel version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2016
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Inky black, creamy tan head. Lace is spotty due to the high ABV. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, prune, oak, coffee, bourbon. Flavor is sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak, char. creamy chocolate, sweetened coffee, molasses. Bourbon character, and oaky dryness come out more as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (728) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Mountain View, CA ($29.99). Aroma is chocolate liqueur, cherries, coconut, some smoke. Taste is smooth, chocolate-y, fruity...gets more and more complex with each sip. Do yourself a favor and grab a friend, a fire, some backwoods and a bottle of this. You won’t be disappointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (1039) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2016 Flaske. svart oljeaktig. Beige skumrand. Lavt karbonert.tynt skum.Smaker kaffe sjokolade, lakris, eik,whiskey.Mektig og intens.Meget bra

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is meaty, smoky, chocolate, toffee, coconut, taste is similar, dry, roasted, coffee, light honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2326) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
From the bottle at the Stone Pour it Black Event. Great black pour with a nice head. Aromas and flavors were amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5559) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Black. Some bourbon in the aroma. Heavily roasted malt. Heavy palate. Not much bourbon in the flavor at all. It finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7113) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (15557) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Intensiver, sehr trockener Malzantrunk. Schokoladig, Noten von Whisky, ab dem späten Mittelteil deutlich weicher, die Trockenheit fällt nicht mehr so stark ins Gewicht. Steigende Intensität, dabei fällt der verdammt weiche Alkohol auf. Langer weicher Nachhall. Gut! 10/12/12/12/12/12

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