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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Vintages:
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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4.4
DutchDrebus (5960) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
2014 bottle @ ZZT13. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee, slightly coconut or something, whisky. Tastes coffee, sweet, loads of chocolate, very nice. Full body, soft carbo.

4.1
Blairgus (4537) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
23 oct 2025, bottle. 2014 edition. Black. Nose is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol. Full body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, molasses, tobacco, oatmeal. Wow. Just wow!

4.1
VsXsV (4420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, raw sugar, wood, sweet alcohol, raisins and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, raw sugar and wood. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Balanced barrel aged character.

4
GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Black with a nice light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, anise, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, nice balance of sweetness, booze and roast. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, anise, figs, dates, vanilla, oak.

3.9
Ferris (15027) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Chocolate, cocoa and some sweet boozy bourbon notes. Jet brown with a light brown head. Lots of chocolate notes, sweet vanilla and boozy bourbon notes.

3.6
mcberko (17345) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small-medium brown head. Aroma reveals loads of bourbon barrels, a touch of smoke, medium roast and a hint of oxidation. Flavour is rich and cohesive, with massive bourbon notes, medium smoke, medium roast and a hint of oxidation. The barrel aging is done well, with no harsh elements. However, it all feels a tad dulled, maybe because of the aging. All in all, very good, but shy of excellent.

4.3
pineypower (3297) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle, early kick off to browse in law’s wedding weekend. Pours out darker brown bordering on black with a small tan head. Aroma is of smooth roast, vanilla, bourbon, light chocolate, toast, some mild earthy notes and a touch of light syrup. Taste is complex, definitely smoothed out a bit, or we’ll I’d imagine, nice mellow, smooth bourbon notes, vanilla, barrel, chocolate, mild roast, light syrup, some earthy flavors, and a slight tell of alcohol in the finish. Really solid beer, age did this very well, glad I didn’t push it any further.

4.4
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2015
2014: First impression is a sweet oaky bourbon and milk chocolate with a splash of macerated figs. Faint smoke and earthy leather esters come about with a hint of scotch like peaty iodine. Even a kiss of roasted coconut and molasses for good measure. Shockingly smooth and creamy oily (yes I said creamy oily) even if there is a brief reminder of its 11.9% ABV towards the finish. One of the if not the most integrated Eclipses I have. Highly recommended!

3.9
italianjohn (3113) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Black pour with a thin tan head and light lacing .... Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, cocoa, coconut, vanilla and booze with some dry oak .... Taste is of cocoa/chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dry oak, coconut, licorice and some booze .... Finish is dry, boozy and bourbony with lingering dry oak and coconut .... Mouthfeel is thick .... One of the better eclipses.

4.3
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
[Ölprovning hos Fredrik i Ängelholm 7 Maj 2015] Väldigt kraftig, riktigt bra fyllighet. Mycket chocklad


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