overall
100
97
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Eclipse Stout aged in Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Barrels

Vintages:
2009 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Elijah Craig) - (Purple Wax)
2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2012 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2015 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)
2016 Imperial Eclipse Stout - (Elijah Craig 12 Year) - (Purple Wax)

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6231) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Opaque black with a small tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbony alcohol. Taste of vanilla, wood, bourbon, roasted malts, some smoke, fruit, alcohol in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2228) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Shared with the Dangerous Bottleshares crew. Pours a pitch black with a brown small head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, dark sweet chocolate, malt, licorice. Taste has bourbon, booze, vanilla, sweet licorice, roast, dark fruits, dark chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1907) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Enjoyed at Fermentoren Aarhus with the Dangerous Bottleshares crew. Pours a pitch black with a reddish hue and a small tan head. Aroma is roasty with licorice, bourbon and coffee. Taste is pretty sweet with a milk chocolate, bourbon, raisins, a roasty bitterness and a slight alcoholic presence. Low carbonation and a full, sticky body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1461) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Pours deep black with a slight brown head. Aroma is raisins, dried fruits, honey, oak and slight vanilla. Taste is hazelnut, vanilla, oak, slight honey, raisins and some chocolate. Full bodied. Thanks Rob!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1129) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Aromas of chocolate, bourbon, barrel wood, spice, herbs, earth, toffee, mocha and licorice. Pours black with a noticeable brown foam. Taste brings bourbon, chocolate, oak, toffee, espresso, cocoa nibs, chocolate powder, coffee beans, mocha, vanilla and tree bark. Overall, as expected from the Eclipse series. Extremely decadent chocolate flavors combined with incredibly smooth bourbon. A rating.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (2045) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2015
Sample at SBWF. 2014 bottle. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet with chocolate, bourbon, oak and roasted malt. Dry and rather bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (2713) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2015
2014 version, thx H! Shared by all on the Wedding Weekend during the wedding night tasting. Very dark brown pour. Big whiskey and caramel nose. Some roast added in the taste, but the whiskey is much more assertive and flavorful than the Four Roses version, which truly is the key. 15.8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1514) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2015
22oz bottle 2012 purple wax, pours brown black with a finger of offwhite head. Nose is light roast, nutty vanilla, bakers chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is medium bodied, dark fruit and licorice with nice vanilla, nutty cream, soft roast chocolate. Finishes dry with medium bitterness, nutty roast, dark fruit, subtle vanilla cream, dark chocolate. Solid but Ive yet to be "wowed" by any Eclipse variant.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (602) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
2012. Big bourbon nose, almonds, marzipan, coconut, butterscotch, licorice, vanilla with a woody nose, bourbon completely dominance and a weak chocolate but more towards barley-wine maltiness enters the nose. Taste is a bit chocolate upfront, but shorly after big vanila woody notes, quite sweet, but not that extreme taste or mouthfeel. Solid, but a bit of a disappointment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is light roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long, slightly burned and nice balanced barrel character.


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