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RATINGS: 262   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)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Woodshop! Black pour. Chocolate, molasses, bourbon, oak, vanilla and toffee nose. Flavor is much the same. I love how this brewery melds the barrel with a wondeful beer. Delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
22oz, purple waxed bottle. 2011 Vintage, bottle # 3251. Poured a black color, with brown edges and a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of wood, earth, vanilla, and bourbon. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, vanilla creme, lighter roast, and caramel. Alcohol overall well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
pours black with a large beige head. aroma has hints of vanilla and the flavor the same. Mixed with oak, whiskey and mollasses.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2009 650 ml bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a black that is cola brown at the edges when help up to the light. A small tan head has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is soft oak, some bourbon, marshmallow, vanilla, honey, caramel, some cherry, and some light alcohol. Initial taste has some sweetness with marshmallow, oak, bourbon, and some light roast. Then some hints of plum and cherry. Finish has a light bitterness and leaves a bit of lingering bourbon flavor. Quite smooth overall. Like the other versions of Eclipse this has a light mouthfeel, although this version has a bit of creaminess. Low carbonation. Overall, this is a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Very similar to the 18 but just not as much depth/taste. Still has some vanilla and oak but just doesn’t live up to its bigger brother. Loved the viscosity and the sweetness. Nose is also roast, vanilla, char, bourbon. Very nice brew and definitely worth seeking out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle shared by STL crew. Pour is black like the others with thin tan head. Aroma and flavor are light chocolate malt, light roasted malt, faint brown sugar, and lightly sweet with notes of molasses and sweet toffee malt in the finish. Faint EtOH at the end, but light and overshadowed by the sweet malt. I liked this one a lot.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Vanilla in the nose. Raisin. molasses and cream with a nice sweetness to it. Bourbon notes are wonderful in this and are balanced very well. Loved the chocolate nuances that crept in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Aroma is pure luscious scraped vanilla bean, rum cake, raisins and wet wood. Lots of charred wood and dry aged beefiness in the flavor with a bitnof ash and a dry, raw roastiness. The body is medium but elegant, it comes and goes with grace. Nice expression of the style that I appreciated much more upon a second tasting. Thanks Fifty Fifty. 2011 22 oz.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pour from bottle at Zwanze Day 2012 at the Barrel Cellar. Big thanks for the pour Bill!! Appearance is dark brown with a slight red tint and a small brown head. Dark fruit, prunes, wood/oak, raisins, slightly roasty aroma. Taste is toffee, caramel, plums, black licorice, anise, with a really smooth middle and roasted, dark chocolate finish that seems to linger on your tongue. Slick mouthfeel with really no carbonation. Really good barrel aged beer. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (601) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
From bottle at Pangea Two Brews. This is the first bourbon beer I’ve had where I felt the bourbon was working with the beer. Aroma is chocolate and marshmallow.


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