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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)


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle share by Paul, nice oak barrel scents with lots of dark fruit. Flavor is very bourbon forward, with great chocolate flavors and the dark fruit blended with chocolate, just an outstanding finish and beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3028) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
2011 Bottle...Pours deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has nice mild vanilla and roast with light bourbon...slightly boozy. Flavor follows suit but not boozy and adds layers of dark chocolate, brown sugar, and toasted coconut. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish has dark chocolate/brown sugar/and bourbon...very warming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16441) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty oaky bourbon vanilla chocolate and toffee aroma. Roasted malty bourbon chocolate vanilla flavor with hints of caramel and weak hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty bourbon vanilla chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Split a 22oz bottle of the 2012 or 2011 (Purple?) vintage three ways. This poured a dark black color, with a dark tan head. Aroma was sweet and roasted notes - barrel, booze. Bourbon character, vanilla, some barrel in there. Very nice, subtle, subdued flavors, very smooth drinking - vanilla, chocolates, no harsh notes around the edges here.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1230) - Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
I really enjoyed this one. Snifter pour. This one looked as you might expect with a solid black body and a tan head. The aroma was excellent with such a smooth vanilla and bourbon aroma behind the chocolate and fudge notes. Lightly roasty. Flavor was big vanilla and bourbon with cocoa, chocolate, roast, and a hint of coffee and caramel. I could have easily kept drinking this all night.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Thanks for the share, Jordanian. This is my first impression of FiftyFifty brewing - and I was impressed. The pour was a bold black with a full body and a thick, Whopper candy head. The aroma was full of fudge, caramel, smoke and oak with hints of bourbon and vanilla. Again, with a full body the creamy mocha flavors crash with dank hops, dark chocolate and molasses with a layer of oak to calm the palate. What a treat this was :-).

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1135) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
A - pours like molasses, opaque black with cola edges and very minimal cola head. S - nice very rich bourbon aromas. Cereal grains ( dry husked wheat, barley) and dark dried fruits ( dried figs, prunes, raisins) molasses, toffee, burnt sugar, sweet Whisky smells. Vanilla and light graham cracker M - medium heavy body, lighter than expected. Watery mf, dry grassy end. Alcohol is tasted in the end. T - dusty earthy chalk is prevalent on the nose. Vanilla, chocolate, toffee sweetness along with dark dried fruits lead the way. Dry oaky notes, bready malts, dried dates on the palate. Flavor falls off to a lingering mineral water, dried grasses faceless bitterness and alcohol sting. O - good but not great. The aromas are much better than the tastes. Taste falls flat and the grains are too prevalent 4.1.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle at Eulogy. BR 1 2012. Purple wax. Opaque pour with some small brown foam. Bottom of the glass shows a clear honey brown. Room temperature. Heady bourbon fumes off the top. Great stuff! Big dark notes very well blended with age. Liquorice. Black cherry cordial. Raisins. Prunes. Cigars. Burnt marshmallows. Lots of barrel notes. Body reads a bit thinner than expected. Flavors are very smooth though the high alcohol is not hidden - feels much higher than the 9.5% ABV on the label.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
650 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours an orange tinted black with...practically no head at all. Aroma is wood, chocolate, coffee and loads of liquor. I’d say bourbon. Elijah Craig bourbon. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, wood, bourbon....booze! Finish is coffee bitterness and bourbon...booze! Lingering coffee and bourbon...booze! Medium to strong body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Very flavrful, solid, imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (2562) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
11 oct 2013, bottle. 2011 purple wax edition. Black. Nose is oaky and cherries, alcohol, bitter chocolate. Med body and mildy fizzy. Bitter chocolate, delicious sugary syrup, big alcohol. Awesome.


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