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RATINGS: 387   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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4.2
Rasmus40 (20300) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 281214

3.8
Koelschtrinker (20208) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Intensiver, sehr trockener Malzantrunk. Schokoladig, Noten von Whisky, ab dem späten Mittelteil deutlich weicher, die Trockenheit fällt nicht mehr so stark ins Gewicht. Steigende Intensität, dabei fällt der verdammt weiche Alkohol auf. Langer weicher Nachhall. Gut! 10/12/12/12/12/12

3.9
Theydon_Bois (19189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle shared a GBBF ’13, 13/08/13, massive thanks to Joris for the pour. Mid black with a thin tan head. Nose is bourbon, oak, honey, dark roast, chocolate. Taste comprises dark roast, booze soaked wood, chocolate, dark fruit tones, bourbon, sugars, molasses. Full bodied, smooth on the palate massages the throat, fine carbonation. Good stuff indeed !

4.2
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle at GBBF 2013. Pitch black beer with a nice rich beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate flavor, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, woody notes, cocoa, prunes, some raisins, cream, some milk. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, woody, prunes, hay, raisins, lots of vanilla, cream, milk chocolate, licorice. Full bodied, whiskey, vanilla, cream, some raisins.

4.2
saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, wood and hops. Nice and full bodied.

3.7
TBone (17429) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle at Beer Hunters. Vintage 2012. Good doze of alcohol, whiskey, light vanilla. Medium-bodied. Lots of alcohol, even burning. Some salted licorice, toasted maltyness. Much more alcohol than in the 20 yr version.

4
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
Medium brown. Dark brown. Rich dark sugary aroma, quite sweet and has a sticky molasses character, has a very rich almost vanilla note. Very nice balance. Delicious.

4.4
chrisv10 (17270) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle (Purple Wax). Almost black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, sweet, liquorice, hop, oak and medium bitter.

4.3
mcberko (17155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out lots of exquisite bourbon, oak and wood. Flavour is insanely complex, with loads of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and roasted malt. This must be the finest of the Eclipse series - amazingly complex and deep. Highly decadent and drinkable. Awesome stuff.

4.2
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle, 22oz, vintage 2012. It pours a very dark brown body under a finger-thick, dense, light tan head. The aroma is very coffeeish, with a nice and pleasant bourbon touch. Cocoa and dark chocolate, some vanilla, wood and some booze. Caramel sauce and a little touch of soy sauce. It’s full-bodied and soft on the palate, quite warming and sweet, with a pleasant bitterness bringing some balance to the accounts. The flavor has coffee, roasted malts, some bread and caramel sauce, a touch of vanilla and wood and quite a lot of bourbon. A hint of coconut too. A bit too much bourbon if you ask me. Only in the flavor though, in the aroma it’s just fine. Lasting finish with roasted malts, caramel sauce, bitterness and dark chocolate. And a good dash of coffee. Overall, too much bourbon in the flavor, but heck, it’s a gorgeous beer anyway. So smooth and tasteful, and really complex as well. Damn, even though it’s too boozy I certainly would like to repeat it. More than once. 140623


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