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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Thick body, high malty, high sweetness, vanilla, coconut, coffee, lots of bourbon, licorice, sharp warming alcohol, vinous, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, soft back body and the lots of sweetness and alcohol....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of bourbon. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of bourbon. Roasted finish of bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate. Smooth chocolate and roasted malty. Bitter and lingering chocolate smooth finish. Bitter and dark roasted malty into the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a very dark brown with a vague reddish hue and a small beige head. Sweet bourbonish aroma, sweet roast and vanilla. Rich body, loads of sweet roast and Bourbon. Warming alcohol. Very enjoyable. 150313

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Clear very dark reddish brown with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 150313

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Lots of thick milk chocolate here. Creamy and dark as the rest. Lots of syrup comes out of this. Lacing a little nicer with mocha head. Some whiskey as well. Bottle thanks to Liam and Sammy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
A study in corn whiskey. Not so carbonated. Boozy. Some lace drops. The barreling yielded tastes of coconut. Drinkable, but to me just a regular imperial stout. Bottle from Premier splitwithh Liam.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Nose is boozy but is also a bit perfume . Mouthfeel is smooth. Flavour is nice but the booze is a touch overbearing but nice . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2038) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2012 vintage shared with some friends. Pours a solid black with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates. The aroma is roasty, chocolate, caramel and coffee wrapped in a subtle but evident barrel treatment of vanilla, and sweet bourbon whiskey. The flavor starts off sweet and malty with lots of roast, brown sugar, and chocolate. The barrel notes rush in with vanilla, whiskey, light wood to remind us that this is no ordinary stout. Lingering roast lasts long after every sip. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy creamy mouthfeel. This version was probably the smoothest that we sampled tonight.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle vintage 2010 #2519. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty sweetish bourbon woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish with hints of bourbon and vanilla in the aftertaste.


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