RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial Stout aged 225 days in 12 year old Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels. Single Barrel versions AND the bottled blended version (From multiple Buffalo Trace barrels of varying ages) all go here.

2011 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend) = Yellow Wax
2013 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Burralo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax
2014 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax
2016 Imperial Eclipse Stout (Buffalo Trace Barrel) = Yellow Wax

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2011 vintage, bottle #637. Pours a dark chesnut brown color thats completely opaque with a half finger beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Slightly smokey aroma with a strong barrel character thats nicely integrated into the sweet and roasted malt notes of the base beer. Some spicy bourbon but the other barrel notes really stand out in the nose. Lots of earthy oak, vanilla bean, marshmallow and toasted coconut complimenting hints of coffee bean, toffee, toast and dark chocolate. Smells pretty nice but could use more of a bourbon presence. Medium bodied but a bit thinner than expected with a stronger bourbon presence than the aroma suggests. Still, the barrel character is well integrated into the flavor of the beer without completely dominating the other notes. Some dry, toasted oak, almond and faint vanilla along with spicy, sweet bourbon lingering over the malt backbone into a dry finish. The smokiness from the nose Id barely noticeable and its a bit sweeter than expected with hints of chocolate cake, fudge, toffee and burnt toast. Good bourbon flavor with little to no heat. ABV excellently masked making it deceptively drinkable. Not very complex and the spirit presence isnt as strong as in some of the other treatments but its still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1107) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a frothy, beige foam. Nose is sweet roasted grains with hints of dark chocolate, and dried fruits. Taste is on the sweet side with a nice bitter nip. Complex flavor profile: bitter cocoa, booze, oak, spice, anise, coffee. Very nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6605) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2016
From a 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and prunes. Flavors same. Smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2719) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle at Big Matts Eclipse tasting.Dark black pour with a light mocha head. Bittersweet chocolate malt, roasted, some brown sugar but slightly burnt, vanilla, wafers, mild carbonation and moderate+ body, sweeter and boozier with lots of bourbon and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice fruity chocolate malt with light licorice, alcohol warmth, bourbon barrel, nice and smooth. In mouth, a beautiful sweet fruity chocolate malt with vanilla, coffee crisp, vanilla, alcohol warmth, dark fruits, complex and beautiful. Bottle at Big Matts Eclipse tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (2519) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
Pours Pitch Black. Aroma of choko Vanilla, oak, Bourbon, roast, Brown sugar. Taste is rather sweet loads of barrel, quite thin Body for a imp.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
Style et rsum: Imperial stout BA bourbon.
Comment: Merci Patrick. Bouteille vintage 2014.
Portrait: Un liquide brun fonc avec une mousse beige. Un nez dalcool et de chocolat. a sent trs bon. Une bouche de chocolat, de bois, de caramel avec un bourbon vanill bien intgr. Une superbe texture. Finale longue et sucre. Jadore.
Note: 9/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5357) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Vintage 2014. Belle robe et col mousseux brun de belle figure. Au nez, riches notes de bourbon avec de la noix de coco et du chocolat et du caramel et du chne et de la vanille et des fruits. Large reprsentation olfactive. Le got est tout aussi gnreux, trs malt mais jamais trop sucr avec un alcool qui se manifeste comme un fin renard. Une bouche soyeuse, facile comme un dessert quon savoure lentement. La finale se fait sur des notes de malts rtis et de mlasse. Superbement facile boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (7600) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle, 2013. Pours opaque black, small brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is roast, cocoa, bourbon, hint of smoke, vanilla. FLavor is medium sweet, light bitter, bourbon, cocoa, roasty malts, vanilla. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. This is one of the good ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (1575) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
Negro opaco y espuma beis. Aromas de cacao, vainilla, bizcocho, licor. Cuerpo denso, sabor de chocolate, vainilla, final de amargor quemado y licoroso.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (1363) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Dark brown, beige foam. Aroma is sweet, velvety, soft roast and vinous dark chocolate. Dark fruits and raisins in steroids. Taste is mind-blowing and full of mixed chocolate, bitter cocoa, barrel booze, bit of oak, spices, dark fruits, salty bacon, liquorice, coffee and so on, so on. Crazy good.

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