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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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)


gregdafdxguy's rating

3.8
   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (439) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
2012. Big bourbon nose, almonds, marzipan, coconut, butterscotch, licorice, vanilla with a woody nose, bourbon completely dominance and a weak chocolate but more towards barley-wine maltiness enters the nose. Taste is a bit chocolate upfront, but shorly after big vanila woody notes, quite sweet, but not that extreme taste or mouthfeel. Solid, but a bit of a disappointment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (284) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is light roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long, slightly burned and nice balanced barrel character.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (138) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
Pirch black with a small head. The bourbon hits the nose right away! Wonderful flavours on the nose! Oak, bourbon, vanilla! The taste is sweet, some tartness. Loads of bourbon! Very very nice!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (1961) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Zwart bier met een mooi licht bruine schuimkraag. Ruikt iets alcohol, vanille, geroosterd en koffie/chocolade. Smaakt vanille, koffie, chocolade en geroosterd. Lekker dik.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1958) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een mooie bruine kraag. Ruikt vol, zoetig, vanille, crème, beetje alcohol. Smaakt vol, drop, vanille, crème. Beetje Coffee. Erg goed.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
2012 Vintage. Almost black, a bit redbrownish with a small beige head that covers the surface. Aroma is mostly sweet, brown sugar and bourbon dominate. Taste is sweet at first, then roasted with dark chocolate/hot cocoa, peppery, bourbon notes that doesn’t over power everything else, some alcohol heat. Surprisingly bitter. Full body, low but very present carbonation, smooth and round mouth feel. Long bitter roasted after taste with alcohol heat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2966) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of coffee, booze and roast. Taste has coffee, whiskey, sweet boozy fruit and some roasted cacao. Nice, but expected even more.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bule (1277) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
2014 release. 22oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of tan head. Silky smooth, medium sweetness. Subtle spirit flavor balances nicely. Some berry fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (7139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle sampled at ZEBF ’15. Pours very dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of roast, vanilla, bourbon, oak barrel, chocolate, cacao, toffee and light coffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Lovely!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2844) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of booze, vanilla, bourbon, chocolatr, dark fruit, yum. Taste is creamy sweet bourbon and chocolate with light boozy alcohol warming finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.


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