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RATINGS: 265   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)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (418) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Poured from 22 oz., dark brown with medium-small tan head. Bourbon and citrus aroma, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste was well balanced, malty, boozy. hoppy. Overall very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (938) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Aroma: Molasses, caramel, chocolate, port, raisin and bourbon. Extremely rich and smooth. There are also hints of licorish which I find to be strange

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10774) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
#6 at papsoe blind tasting pitch black,smooth light brown head. dry aroma. coffee, roasted grains, pretty straight.hops are only bitter. flavor is sweet licorice, coffee, roasted grains, wood, whiskey? would be better with less sweet licorice palate overall

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2010
(22oz bottle with purple wax, #99/2009, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vinous, plum, some bourbon, toasted coconut, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
Tap @ FWIBF. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coconut, oak, bourbon, tobacco and vanilla. The flavor is of roasted malt, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, oak, tobacco, coffee, dark fruits and dark chocolate. The body is full with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 26, 2012
22oz bottle (2011, #3304) from deftim13, thanks man. Clear dark brown with a small fizzy tan head that quickly fades down to a ring. Aroma is black malt, fruity bourbon, chocolate, caramel and oak. Flavor is hot bourbon and alcohol up front, dark roasted coffee and bitter-sweet chocolate. Medium to full body with prickly carbonation. This one is loaded with bourbon, but I like that. Really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle @ THE Eclipse Tasting. Purple waxed bottle #182. Cheers, Bruce! The pour’s deep oily brown with hardly any trace of head whatsoever. The nose is sweet vanilla, plenty of wood, big bourbon and butterscotch candy. Light rum raisin cake and chocolate syrup. The taste is more light sweet chocolate, cocoa powder. There’s further accents of earthy roasted malts, toasted coconut. Some smooth, sweet marshmallow fluff and raisin bread. The body’s oily and very smooth. The alcohol’s hidden well. Overall, a pretty excellent imperial stout. The bourbon comes through on the nose more than the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14763) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
23rd October 2012
THE Eclipse Tasting. Clear dark brown beer, little tan head. Smooth palate, softish. Mild fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts - chocolate and mild vanilla wood. Mellow bourbon. Smooth finish with a trace of dark fruits. Pretty easy going and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at DBS on a taster. Aroma and flavor has a bit brighter bourbon, chocolate, and medium roast. I'm a bigger fan of Old Fitz, but this one's very good. Nice and smooth, light alcohol burn, but a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, 2011 bottle, Darkness Day 2012. Thick black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, nice vanilla, slight oak, bourbon, spice notes from the whiskey, slight toffee, caramel as well in there. Taste is roast, chocolate, sweet vanilla, caramel, bourbon, slight spice, yeast notes, slight oaky tones, hints of a slight dark fruit, finishing sweet, slightly bitter.


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