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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Brandy Barrels.

Original Release Info: 2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Hiram Walker>Christian Bros Brandy barrels (3 turns). This is one of four versions for 2010. Fairly oak neutral with some brandy notes. Added French oak spiral to each barrel. Estimated bottle count 350-400. Subject to change.

2010 Imperial Eclipse Stout Hiram Walker/Christian Bros. - (PURPLE OR BROWN WAX w/ 2010)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout Brandy Barrel Blend Christian Bros - (BURGUNDY WAX w/ 2011)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2761) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours thicker coffee black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is light vanilla and big sweet barrel without complex roasted malts. Flavor is so my better bringing big chocolatey and sweet coffee malts so smooth on the palate! The chocolate settles so nicely on the tongue with vanilla and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1021) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2011 bottle. Black, small tan head. Big and sweet, barrel adds very little. Some harsh alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
wasn’t sure I’d like this one, but it worked pretty dang well. added sweetness and complexity with the brandy/chocolate combo unique and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1474) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
shared 2011 bomber bottle. poured a deep black colour with a nice bigger tanned mocha head. chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, oak, sweet apples, red fruits. lot of the brandy barrel in the taste. nice fruity and vanilla finish. nice full bodied mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bomber from Mikkeller webshop. Vintage 2011, bottle #2494. Pours a deep black with a 2 finger tan head that disappates quite fast. Aroma of burnt rubber, licorice, brandy, honey, oak, booze, hints of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste is licorice, cacao, smoke, oak, tar, toned down notes of brandy, dark chocolate, vanilla, boozy with a medium bitter finish. Thick, velvety mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Quite different from the last Eclipse (Bernheim wheat) I had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours near black with a thin beige head. The nose is cocoa, brandy, vanilla. The taste follows the nose with plenty of boozy barrel in the flavor. Body is creamy. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
21.05.2014, 0,65l bottle (2011 vintage, bottle #2158) @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very mild, dark malts, licorice, alcohol, oak, grass, sour coffee, hay, broth, minerals. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, dark sugar, oak, dark malts, alcohol, grass, sour coffee, licorice, hay, minerals. Medium to longlasting bitterness, very smooth - still slightly harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (910) - - MAY 21, 2014
Black pour, good sized head. whisky, smoke, cocoa, vanilla in the aroma. Taste is similar - barrel is fairly promiment even after a bit of age. Whisky, smote, cocoa, coffee, vanillan, anise... I found this one smokier than the other I had the same day, with a more prominent leather note. Beautiful mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4428) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours an onyx black body with a large light beige head. Nose is a strange mix of umami meaty tones, algae, licorice, mild chocolate, hints of wheat and grains. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, sweet grains, caramel, hints of wood and mild licorice. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Nice and smooth imperial stout with a layer of originality, which is always a good thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (876) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle no 2158. 9,5% Pour is dark dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Has an inch of dense, creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, roast, oak, dried meat and smoke. Faint vanilla. Taste is roast, wood, smoke, sweet malts, vanilla, brandy and hints of leather and tar. Full body, creamy on the palate and just above soft co2.

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