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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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)
2015 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)


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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wrstlr152 (8) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Amazing stout with a touch of honey and a Burbon finish. One of the best stouts I?ve ever drank.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
roblove (30) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2016
This 2015 hade great balance, think it’s in it’s prime at the moment, don’t save this one, drink now. Annanas, coconut, apples, honey, vanilla. Some earthy aromas, soy is on the way, due to Barrel aging, drink now. Shared with Ida & Kapusta.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver, bought in 2014
Tag "Br 2/2012"

Black color, beige head, medium head, apparently less carbonated. Tickling carbonation on the tongue, dark chocolate flavor, mild bourbon or rye feeling, a bit too boozy, and moderately roasty in the final. More tobacco than the Four Roses tasted side to side. Nice sweetness level. Balanced. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (6312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle, 2011. Pours opaque black, medium creamy tan head, good lacing. Aroma is cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, oak tannins. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, rich, hints of molasses, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A bit hot but otherwise lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3097) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle shared at some stables in Belgium. Black with light brown head that leaves lots of lacing. Dried apricot, cocoa, strawberry, vanilla, booze, light metallic touches, bubblegum, old coffee. Over medium sweet with a lingering metallic bitter finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation and lingering dry feel. Quite nice except for the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (14974) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
Medium brown. Dark brown. Rich dark sugary aroma, quite sweet and has a sticky molasses character, has a very rich almost vanilla note. Very nice balance. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (1358) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
Negro opaco y espuma beis. Aromas de fruto negro, chocolate, avellana, licor, whisky. Cuerpo denso y sedoso, sabor de cacao, fruto negro, licor, amargor quemado y trago cálido.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (238) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
2014 bottle. Pours black with generous tan head and lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, maraschino cherry, honey, and molasses. Flavour is heavy bourbon, dark malts, and dark baker's chocolate. Boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crim (109) - POLAND - APR 13, 2016
Aromat beczka z kawa, śliwka, w smaku mega ciało delikatne do tego posmak słodki śliwki, kawa, beczka

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9242) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (790) - 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.


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