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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4 versions of Eclipse this year. The lions share will go to Evan Williams Single Barrel. Barrels were 10-13 years old. These barrels were kept in an ambient temp storage situation. Approx 180 days in the wood. Should be somewhat bourbon forward with notable barrel character behind the spirit. Beer may have thinned due to storage temp and mild vinous notes based on oxygen pickup during aging. Estimated bottle count...3500. Subject to change...

Vintages:
2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Walker Single Barrel - (BLACK Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Walker Single Barrel - (BLACK Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Walker Single Barrel - (BLACK Wax)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2013 bottle picked up yesterday. pours deep black, tan head, lots of lacing. nose is of bourbon, chocolate. taste adds an element of nut, bourbon is perfect. creamy silky body, high boost is hidden but effective. glad I got two more bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On 06/18/2011. Bottle 2114/2010. No idea what the wax color was, but there can’t be many 2010 versions - if the brewery really wanted to distinguish, they’d put a different name on the label. Dark black body with a small frothy tan head. Sweet roast and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate and caramel flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Ale Alpharetta December Meeting. My first experience of the Eclipse 50/50 series. Had side by side with the Rebel Yell version and this was .1 lower. Still awesome, but the cheaper (debatable) whiskey was a bit smoother in the finish. Black pour. Lots of chocolate, some coffee, great level of bourbon taste. Oaky, vanilla, awesome. Slick/full mouth. Great brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
650ml bottle listed at 11.9%ABV pours black in color with a 2 finger light tan head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by bourbon with some dark fruits. Taste is dominated by bourbon some roasted grain bitterness and a malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Unfortunately, the bourbon overpowers this brew and takes a few points off the score. Still, this brew is worth trying, but not at the $35 that I paid for this bottle. Even more unfortunate is that I have 5 more bottles to purchase at this price.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, prunes, dates, raisins, and dates with vanilla, whiskey, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is dark malt, dark fruits, light hops and medium bitterness, molasses, vanilla, light whiskey and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2148) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
From a bottle. Pours brown with almost no head. Tastes very strongly of raisins, malt, and grains. Light body and low carbon at I on. Smells like raisins, caramel, and toffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle shared by beerandblues2, thanks! Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, alcohol spice, oak, plums, fig, light floral notes, and light raisins. Flavor is chocolate and roasted malts, dark fruit esters, light spicy hops, and some booze; dry finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. 2012 vintage. Pours an inky black with a tan head. Heavy bourbon nose with a little roast and vanilla in the back. Thick and smooth on the palate. Lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, and cocoa. Absolutely delicious. Absolutely expensive too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours a thick black with a khaki colored head of foam. Brown sugar, molasses, vanilla bean, and bourbon. Thick mouthfeel. Some alcohol burn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottled 750ml PBFVIII
Dark brown ruby color, small brown head. Vanilla-bourbon aroma. Full-bodied. Bourbon flavor, sweet sticky, vanilla. Nice sipping beer.


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