overall
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97
style
RATINGS: 386   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (12397) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
[09 Elijah Craig BBA-purple wax] @RBWG-22oz-thanks to pours a thin light brown head and black color. Aroma is bourbon, roasty dark malt, dark fruit, earthy. Taste is bourbon, roasty dark malt-ashy, earthy hops bite. 4.1 *110604-Fifty Fifty [Four Roses 10-red wax] -22oz bottle @RBSG shared by boamr-pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet bourbon, dark malt-molasses. Taste is sweet bourbon, dark malt-molasses, secondary hops bite. 4.2

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
22oz, purple waxed bottle. 2011 Vintage, bottle # 3251. Poured a black color, with brown edges and a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of wood, earth, vanilla, and bourbon. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, vanilla creme, lighter roast, and caramel. Alcohol overall well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (12034) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
#6 at papsoe blind tasting pitch black,smooth light brown head. dry aroma. coffee, roasted grains, pretty straight.hops are only bitter. flavor is sweet licorice, coffee, roasted grains, wood, whiskey? would be better with less sweet licorice palate overall

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Decent fifty fifty barreling. Rich taste, classical barrel ageing. But a sipper. Black with some head. Some decent aroma.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camons (11963) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a creamy brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some dark chocolate notes, oak, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is malty, caramel, dark chocolate, little coconut, vanilla, oak, bourbon, some alcohol. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol in the finish. 170215

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11673) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Definite and noticeable drop-off from the EC 18/20 year version, but still a great beer, if a bit overpriced. Sweet, with a touch of hops at the end. Ive always really liked the base beer, and probably would like, but not love, this bourbon."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (11623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle at gbbf 2013. Opaque black caramel with loose tan head. Nose is big choc roast booze. More of the same in the flavour with some liquorice. Pretty big alcohol presence. Big bold stout. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (11475) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (11324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle 650ml vintage 2012 @ bergstaden
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, licorice, coconut, alcohol and hint of coffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, oak and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (11175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle shared by Kan or Adam (thanks!) at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting. Poured near black with a yellow brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had dark grains some coffee, caramel, licorice and definite bourbon. Flavor had more coffee with growing bourbon with caramel and licorice backing.


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