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style
RATINGS: 388   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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4.1
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2012
22oz bottle, #2504, pours a lightly viscous, opaque black with some clumpy beige head. Nose is coconut, vanilla, brown sugar, cake icing, chocolate, caramel. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, malty, coconut, chocolate, cake icing, caramel, a little wood. Lots of vanilla. Full bodied, sweet, very smooth finish. Nice.

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Plovmand (8312) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is light peaty whisky, roasted malt, tobacco, ripe fruit, chocolate and oak. The flavour is oak, bourbon, sweet caramel, alcohol, ripe fruit and light peat. Alcoholic bourbon like finish. Nice and complex brew.

4
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle at bills. Pours a deep maple syrup brownish black with thin white lacing. Aroma is molasses, sweet chocolate, more to come

3.7
kraddel (8145) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2017 RBWG14 Pours blck , small grey head Smells sweet , roasted malts . Taste is bitter , sweet, grains , whiskey , oak . Nice Re-rate anno 2017 @ the great eclipse tasting. 2012 version side by side with 2012’s 20y old Elijah craigh. 12y was way more boozy, dark grains, whiskey. Not bad, but the least of the 4 versions we had so far.

4.1
radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Split a 22oz bottle of the 2012 or 2011 (Purple?) vintage three ways. This poured a dark black color, with a dark tan head. Aroma was sweet and roasted notes - barrel, booze. Bourbon character, vanilla, some barrel in there. Very nice, subtle, subdued flavors, very smooth drinking - vanilla, chocolates, no harsh notes around the edges here.

3.9
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle @ THE Eclipse Tasting. Purple waxed bottle #182. Cheers, Bruce! The pour’s deep oily brown with hardly any trace of head whatsoever. The nose is sweet vanilla, plenty of wood, big bourbon and butterscotch candy. Light rum raisin cake and chocolate syrup. The taste is more light sweet chocolate, cocoa powder. There’s further accents of earthy roasted malts, toasted coconut. Some smooth, sweet marshmallow fluff and raisin bread. The body’s oily and very smooth. The alcohol’s hidden well. Overall, a pretty excellent imperial stout. The bourbon comes through on the nose more than the taste.

3.7
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
22, capped and waxed. #338. thanks alex! pours a jet black with caramel edges. loose swirly tan head. big peachy bourbon nose with vanilla oak and some vodka fumes. creamy medium body with light carb. roast, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and vodka on the mid palate. super twangy and thin. long hot finish.

4.1
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend at the 5th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 1/26/13. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Malty and chocolatey flavor with some roasty coffee and bourbon before a roasty finish.

3.9
drfabulous (7948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2013
From a shared 22 ounce bottle. Creamy chocolate pour and taste. Big bourbon nose and taste. Very rich.

4
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Purple wax bottle 99/2009 Thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a fading tan head over a black body. Aroma of chocolate, earth, cologne, bourbon, fusel, coconut tanning lotion, and fresh bread. Taste is rich, chocolate, wood, bourbon and sugar cookie. Creamy carbonation. 848416:4.0


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