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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Rebel Yell Whiskey Barrels

Vintages:
Imperial Eclipse Stout 2012 - Rebel Yell Whiskey - Red Metallic Wax


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2016 22oz bottle with metallic red wax, shared by alexsdad06. Marked BR 1 2012. Dark brown, kind of red color. Ring of khaki, bubbly head. Really interesting, big whiskey barrel in the nose, mixed with some dark chocolate. Some sweet marzipan type nuttiness in the flavor, nice barrel heat. I think the barrel is my favorite part of this, great in the aroma. But like the coffee 2015 eclipse I had earlier, itís just a bit sugary sweet for me in the flavor. Kind of bigger body. Mild slick texture. Light slick. Light carbonation. Tasty overall. 8/3/7/4/16

Update, 3/4/16: Same bottle. There was a lot left in it after our tasting, and I thought it was great but there was a lot of beer on my table, so I put a wine cork in it and left it in my fridge for revisitation the next day. I forgot about it until today. Holy cow, itís drinking great, Even better now, that I have a fresh palate, I think. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, it has aged beautifully, even after being exposed to oxygen for 2 days. Mild carbonation retains, even, doesnít seem 100% flat yet. This is definitely one of the better 3-4 yr old imperial stouts Iíve ever had. Whiskey character is fantastic, and the imperial stout base holds up to it very well. Taste is moderate to bigger sweet, light to moderate bitter, with a nice bit of mild alcohol warmth. Nothing wrong with this here. Nice rich caramel, light dark chocolate, bigger oak, and a pleasant dose of whiskey. Like a rich booze-soaked chocolate coffee cake, overall. Restrained but pleasant amount of roast malt character. One of the better Eclipse variants Iíve tried. Great to enjoy the rest of this with my sandwich for a late lunch, before I head in for an evening shift at the bottle shop. In my early days of bottle sharing, Iíd dump the leftovers at the end of the njight, thinking there was nothing else I could do with them. Iím glad I got into the habit of saving the highlights for sampling the next day. A real treat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
22 oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06 - thanks again, Brad! 2012 vintage, red wax. Aroma of vanilla, oak, tobacco, chocolate, mild roast, raisins, figs, and spiced cake. Flavor of tobacco, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, cream, dark dried fruits, and bourbon. Light-medium bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Gets better as it opens. Showing slight age with the thinner body and carbonation level. Subtle warming to it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7113) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Smooth and fresh beginning. Soft and smooth. Very fresh and smooth with a nice complex body. Wood with lots of smooth and fresh Bourbon. Great and easy to drink. Nice smooth woody aroma. The Bourbon and the wood harmonise and fit in great. The chocolate and the Whisky are a great combination with hints of wood! Great! Fascinating brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (13976) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
Fast schwarz, ordentliche bršunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Bourbon, Kaffee, Holz, Alkohol. Geschmack ist sŁŖ rŲstmalzig, Kaffee, viel Vanille, Bourbon, alkoholisch, gut!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2072) - Garching, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Black color with tan ring. Aroma is vanilla, black chocolate, and co. Taste is the same. A bit spicy, not so alcoholic. Excellent Imperial Stout, but they start to blend in.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (15588) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
Weich malzig alkoholischer Antrunk. Vollmundig, sehr intensiv bleibend, leicht vanillig, steigend holzig. Runder Nachhall. 10/11/11/12/11/11

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of vanilla sweetness, dark fruit, loads of booze. Full body, flavour of sweet berries,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8987) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"As the prices continue to climb on these already expensive brews, they may just be reaching the limit of my personal cost-benefit analyses. The best of last years (Grand Cru, Iced, Elijah Craig 20) were worth it, hands down. The rest are very good, but not world beaters. This one was $25 at the brewery! Anywho...never had Rebel Yell. Iím told itís not the best bourbon. While this isnít my favorite Eclipse, the barreling is pretty nice. Loads of chocolate and coffee and roasted malt. Warmth, not heat, from the barrels with an additional sweetness. Not as complex as some, but very very tasty."

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours the same. Awesome nose, dirty ashiness, tobacco leaf, oak and bourbon. Taste is ashy, nice molasses sweetness cutting through. Oily mouthfeel, slightly more carbonated than the rest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. 2012 version. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is honey forward with vanilla, molasses and treacle. Kind of grassy too. Taste is honey and vanilla sweetness with a mild woodiness and slightly grainy. A poor whiskey kick on the finish. Tobaccoey for sure. Simpler than the previous Bernheim Wheat and not of the same quality.


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