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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...

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)

kimjongill's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimjongill (207) - - JAN 23, 2013
From 2012 bottle, fresh. Appearance is not among my favorite stouts. Pours deep black with a thick, dark tan head. Aroma is top notch. Lots of vanilla from the bourbon and chocolate from the malt. Amazing how the bourbon notes come off as separate and not just as a singular "bourbon". Taste and mouthfeel are both spectacular. Overall, I have to knock off an additional point for value, as I feel like this beer is a bit overpriced in general. I would still put it in my top 5 stouts, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (849) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Aromas of malted barley, chocolate, oak, toffee, roasted malts, burnt sugar and maple syrup. Pours black in the glass. Taste is creamy caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, dry roasted barley, and grain malt overtones. Other notes of maple syrup, fermented sugars, cocoa, spices and woody bourbon hang about the palate. Finishes slightly sweet with slick caramel and booze. A rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. Marked 11.9% ABV, also 2, 2013. Black wax.
Thanks to rlgk + Aniela!
Clear dark red to black color, small dark brown head. Mineral, milk, stones, grainy scent. Malty, sweet, sirup, bitter taste. Sweet, bitter aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark blackish brown with a small frothy mocha head that leaves some trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, toffee, vanilla fudge, honey, charred wood, coconut milk, chocolate, coffee, dill, soil and alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, charred wood, honey, toasted coconut, liquorice, chocolate, coffee and soil. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny roasted astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, charred wood, chocolate, coffee, hay and soil. Tasty…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4637) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Charmy black color with a frothy beige head. Solid lacing. Powerful and lovely aroma with oak, chocolate and vanilla. Full body. Fine carbonation. Oak, licorice, toffee, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Dangerously well masked alcohol. Power sipper. Tasty little devil.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11026)
- Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a small offwhite/brownish head. roasted chocolate aroma, whiskey, woody, vanilla, cocoa, coffee notes, licorice, dark fruits, toffee notes, cream, some cocoa powder. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, toffee, vanilla, licorice, whiskey, caramel, some warming alcohol, woody, some figs and raisins. Very good, fullbodeied and wit alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yoachim (44) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar whiskey, peppar, choklad, vanilj. Fin svart färg. Smakar surt, vin, whiskey, vanilj, brownie, beskt, krydda. Len och fyllig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle @ rlgk. Pours jet black with a nice lacing tanned head. Aroma is sweet malty caramel a bit fruity. Flavor is as aroma drinkable vanilla bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Pours black with quite a large frothy mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, bourbon, honey, muscoado sugar, vanilla, oak. Taste ischocolate, vanilla, bourbon, honey, muscovado sugar, roasted malts. Mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"though the price keeps going up (enough to price me out, but a friend bought this one) the quality of the last two isn;t up to par with the Elijah Craig or heaven Hill from 09). nice bourbon vanilla roasted chocolate aroma, and it was still very very smooth, but thin. and though the flavor was quite nice, similar to the aroma, it came across as juuust a bit weaker and one dimensional. still a VERY nice beer, but at this price, it needed to be elite...and is not."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pushkinwow (2034) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
2012 bottle from Capones. Pours a dark black with a generous dark mocha head that eventually fades to just a ring around the glass. Cannot get over the aroma on this one...amazing combination of coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, roasted and slightly burnt malt, thick/syrupy vanilla (almost distilled like), nice oak presence with a bit of bite, some tannin notes, alcohol is present but does not overwhelm and creates an additional level of complexity. Full body and mild+ carbonation, becomes quite dry with some tannin and bourbon notes on the finish, dry and by far the best version I’ve had. Highly recommend drinking your 2012 bottle now if you have one...delicious.

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