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RATINGS: 311   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)


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice bitter chocolate with good coffee notes, herbal hops, burned malt, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, so smooth, well balanced, sweet chocolate malt with caramel, coffee, bourbon, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to ThirstyBird. Lovely bottle. Black touch brown, almost no mocha head. Nose is mellow, roasted, mocha, dark fruits, faint barrel. Taste is sweet mocha mixed with some roast, caramel, toffee, some whiskey but not much, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, barrel is pretty light, touch dark bread, leaves. Substantial body but not the heaviest. Okay but definitely expected more here. The 20 Year version was way better in my memory.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4178) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle @ vertical eclipse tasting, thanks Mr. Hangover! Aroma is roasty liquorice, chocolate, molasses, some vanilla, some alcohol, big malts etc etc. Flavour is roasty liquorice, molasses, vanilla, toffee, oak, chocolate, etc etc. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (14907) - 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. It’s 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 it’s 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, it’s a gorgeous beer anyway. So smooth and tasteful, and really complex as well. Damn, even though it’s too boozy I certainly would like to repeat it. More than once. 140623

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Dark black body like the other eclipse variants. nose is much sweeter than other variants with a touch of vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is nice. sweet, roasty and loaded with coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Blackish with small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow. Flavor is good, quite sweet, oily, strong bourbon. Really nice, like the 20 year but a bit more boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, some roasted notes, whiskey and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some caramel, coffee, whiskey, wood, vanilla and caramel. Full body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (12921) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 281214

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1183) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle pours black with low tan head. Aroma is bourbon, and chocolate roast. Taste is nice smooth roast and bourbon, with a bitter roast finish, not too boozy, well done

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutnick (696) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2015
Dark with tan foam pour. Aroma is bit of honey, bit of bourbon, bit of marshmallow. Taste is nice sweet treacle, dark malt and roast, bourbon, marshmallow, sweet licorice. Great stout here - solid and fun to drink. Only criticism is it hasnt got the x factor that some stout have.


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