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RATINGS: 310   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)


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal. S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, black licorice, dark cocoa, raisin, coffee, booze. T - Sweet chocolate and bit of caramel malts, smooth Bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, raisin and other dark fruits, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming and sweet. D - Great barrel aged stout. The bourbon is very present, but very smooth and balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Un brownies liquide avec un glaçage ŕ la vanille et des notes de petits fruits. Le corps soyeux et velouté des eclipse y est encore une fois.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2323) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Wow. Chocolate. Dark fruits. Smooth. Oaky and done bourbon. Really fantastic.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (101) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 26, 2014
Didn’t expect very much from this beer (I don’t know exactly why) but it was a really nice surprise. Big bourbon smell with some alcohol notes but not disturbing. Complex taste with some honey, coconut and vanilla. Not too sweet though, very balanced. Thick and creamy. Excellent!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camons (7159) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a creamy brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some dark chocolate notes, oak, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is malty, caramel, dark chocolate, little coconut, vanilla, oak, bourbon, some alcohol. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol in the finish. 170215

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
marcus (7237) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
22oz bottle from a clandestine source. Pours dark brown with no head and a marvelous chocolate and treacle aroma There is an intense chocolate, treacle and anise flavor with a warming bourbon trail and an oaky finish. This is a perfectly aged version of Eclipse that is a great pleasure to drink.
Earlier Rating: 5/21/2010 Total Score: 4.2
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and a strong treacle aroma. There is a burnt chocolate and treacle flavor with some raisin and a dry bitter finish. There is a distinct bourbon flavor left on the palate, along with a warm trail. This is a very tasty brew that has improved in the barrel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Elijah Craig version shared by Daknole at the Black Friday tasting. Pours near black with a thin tan head. The nose is oaky vanilla, milk chocolate and bourbon. The taste is ahy cocoa, sweet bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee and some alcohol in the finish. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Very good. Thanks Dak!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (241) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared during a tasting with friends. Great deal of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Some bourbon barrel notes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (903) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 28, 2015
Bottle at Home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: coffee domination, caramel and bourbon barrel aged. Really amazing complexity. Need to taste it!!!! Taste: as the same on nose, this beer is amazing. Good coffee taste and roasted malt. Caramel complexity and bourbon barrel aged complexity. Very amazing palate. This beer is a MUST to try. Aftertaste: good bitterness and very well equilibrium. Coffee caramel and bourbon barrel aged finish. One of the best I try !!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (502) - HUNGARY - MAY 1, 2015
Az 500. hivatalosan is tesztelt sör egy magamfajta fanatikus számára nem lehet akármilyen főzet, így a szerencsés tényezők játéka, s némi tudatos kombináció a számokkal úgy alakította, hogy ez a 12 éves Elijah Craig hordóban érlelt FiftyFifty Eclipse imperial stout lett az. Exkluzív üvegéről ordít a beltartalom nem mindennapi jellege, letisztult, mégis markánsan karakteres a dizájn. Túlzás nélkül állíthatom, hogy illatai valósággal betöltik a teret, az a fajta aromagörgeteg, amely a legelemibb módon idézi fel a hordóban tárolt ital karakterét. A fajsúlyos komponensek kevés füsttől átjárt, mennyeien krémes jellegű kókuszos, vaníliás, étcsokoládés szerkezete megkeni a levegőt, az illatjegyek csodás összhatása méterekről érezhető, szűnni nem akaró a sokszínűség, megkapó a kifinomultság. Egyediség sugárzik kortyaiból is, különösen hőfoka emelkedésével érhető tetten egy kevés gyógyvizesen sós jelleg, egyebek mellett azonban gömbölyűen telt, mézédes maláta pörkölt éle alkotja a kereteit annak a vaníliás kókuszmasszában ázott, eszpresszós jegyekkel tompított, whiskey-hangulatú italkuriózumnak, mely mintegy végső meglepetésként éles körmökkel kaparászó komlónyomokat hagy hátra. Ez utóbbi jellemvonást egyesek már-már túlzott intenzitást mutatónak is vélhetnék, efféle kaliberű imperial stoutok esetén legalábbis némiképp szokatlan az élmény, azonban sörről lévén szó, a keserűség kidomborodása nemigen válhat túlzottan kárára az italnak. S hogy a jeles esemény alkalmából minden érzékszervünknek kijusson a jóból, ördögien csillogó teste két korty között a szemünket kápráztatja el. Soha rosszabb jubileumot!


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