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97
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Serve in Snifter

bottled
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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2946) - GREECE - APR 8, 2014
650ml bottle at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee and a lot of whiskey. The taste is caramel malty very sweet. Again some coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Wood and whiskey. Bitter finish with some alcohol. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle at Eulogy. BR 1 2012. Purple wax. Opaque pour with some small brown foam. Bottom of the glass shows a clear honey brown. Room temperature. Heady bourbon fumes off the top. Great stuff! Big dark notes very well blended with age. Liquorice. Black cherry cordial. Raisins. Prunes. Cigars. Burnt marshmallows. Lots of barrel notes. Body reads a bit thinner than expected. Flavors are very smooth though the high alcohol is not hidden - feels much higher than the 9.5% ABV on the label.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
22oz bottle shared by Sean, 09 EC version. Rating #131. Dark cola colored almost black with very little head. Light bourbon, vanilla and a bit of wood in the nose, very nice. A little boozy, hot in the back of the throat, bourbon and vanilla, nice sweetness, real tasty. (1478)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2010
(22oz purple wax bomber #99/2009 thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours jet black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, dark roasted grain, dark fruit and light black licorice. Flavor is very much the same but twice as strong and a touch of honey. Mouth feel is heavy body with low carbonation and a creamy body. Overall, damned good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2873) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Doug. Lots going on here. The aroma has hot alcohol notes, toffee, bourbon. The flavor is burnt sugar, honey, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Am amazing RIS, one of my favorites. Nice dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (2869) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2016
Pours dark with low tanned head Aromas has notes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar Taste has notes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, hints of coffee,brown sugar

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2858) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. Thanks! The pour is a nice black with a lighter khaki colored head and a decent lace. The aroma is a little plainer than the Buffalo Trace that was just enjoyed. There is a pretty good bourbon element to it. Good vanilla and chocolate, but the nose just lacks. The flavor is definitely hotter than I was expecting. Good light roast. Some light chocolate present. Lingeringly bitter. Heavy bourbon. The mouth feel is light but well carbonated so it comes off creamy. I'm a fan of the Buffalo Trace a bit more, but it's good. Aftertaste is lingeringly smooth and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2803) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
2013 bottle, nice vanilla, solid oak, bourbon. Solid silky body. I love des eclipse and I love ec 12, but this just seems sub par compared to the rest. In the scheme of life its still great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. 2012 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Deep brown with small tan head. Chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon. For me, the bourbon bite is not as pleasant as in the Bernheim version.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (2782) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Bourbon and stout. Aroma and taste are pretty gentile. Had this up against a few other ba stouts. Not as much bite as some of the others. Not worth the price but at least its available.


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