overall
100
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style
RATINGS: 379   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)

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4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlangevi (2) - USA - SEP 16, 2013
One of the more complex stouts, notes of roasted coffee, honey, and burbon. Has some burn for a stout. If this wasnt $30 a pint and didnt smell like piss it would be near the top of my list.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2551) - JAPAN - DEC 3, 2016
Huuuggge. The sweetness that is EC keeps the rasty notes of the stout in check. Really balances out and the thick body just allows the flavours to hit in waves.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubyroo (124) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, medicine. Appearance is brownish black with a thin chocolate head. Sticky spots of lacing. Taste is cocoa, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, coffee, oak tannin, cough syrup (minimal). Palate is thick and coats the mouth nicely. Sweet upfront with a balanced back palate bitterness and astringency. Overall- Fantastic, certainly one of the best tasting and balanced Imperial stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5883) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2016
22 oz bottle from Hoboken Vine. BR 1 2015. Purple wax. Dark brown in color with a frothy light brown head. Drippy lacing on the glass. Heavy barrel and bourbon on the aroma. Dark roast. Licorice and vanilla. Taste is more on the dry, roasty side up-front, sliding nicely into a slightly sweeter closing. Nice full bodied, roasty mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable for a beer this high in ABV, but definitely meant to be a sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10892) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
22 oz bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland. BR 1/2014. Thanks Timo A!
Black color with a small creamy tan head. Sweetness, malt and whiskey in the aroma. Sweet whiskey and sweet malt in the flavor. Warms. Smooth as silk. Full and rich. Im still not convinced its worth 38 eur. Well, lets celebrate Timos 50 years!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jultsu (764) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
@ISKTR 2016. Bottle run no. BR 1/2014. Mustanruskea, niukka reunoille vetytyv kahvivaahto. Tuhti tuima tuoksu, suklaatakin? , suutuntuma suussasulava kahvi, alkoholi yltyy suussa viipyessn, lakritsaa, kurkussa polttavaa alkoholia, perus nektaria. Miellyttv kokonaisuus, vaan itse kaipaisin enemmn hapokkuutta ja ylpt. Sangen nautittava kuitenkin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9521) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
651 ml bottle @ ISKTR 2016. 2014 vintage, purple wax. Br. 01/2014.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Roasted malts on the aroma, bourbon, wooden notes, caramel, dark chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is vanilla and bourbon, dark chocolate, wooden tones, dryness, bitterness. Complex and rich, very nice.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6623) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
650ml bottle @ ISKTR. 2014 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, buttery notes, vanilla and oak. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, hints of buttery notes and coffee. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and oaky with some bourbon, wood, vanilla, butter and coffee. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8135) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
65,1 cl bottle @ISKTR 16
BR 1 2014, purple wax
Aroma is sweet and very "American". Fruitiness, licorice and vanilla. Feels already sticky even though I have not tasted yet. Flavour has alcohol, licorice, sweet vanilla tones and wood. Alcohol balances the sweetness here. A slow sipper. Wait, no, THE slow sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, bourbon, and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1694) - Nevada, USA - JUL 29, 2016
2015 bottle. Pours brown, dark, and brooding with a light brown head. Burnt sugar, toasted almonds, and toffee aromas. Flavor is plums, but heavy on licorice, smoke, and coffee too. The finish mellows out with a residual sweetness that I find very appealing.


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