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Bos Solar Eclipse Imperial Stout

Bos Solar Eclipse Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 675   ABV: 22.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
15th January 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Opaque dark brown beer, no head. Savoury nose. Palate is smooth and semi dry, Modest carbonation. Spicy soy sauce. Spicy dark chocolate. Aniseed. Dark fruits. Hot spicy alcoholic finish. Still showing it’s teeth 12 years on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20k tasting - London. Cheers to Ken himself for this! Vintage 2004. Pours oily black with no head. The nose has light soy sauce, some dog food, dark fruits and chocolate. Very sweet, oxidised, with oily chocolate, boost, bittersweet baking cocoa, burnt wood. Full bodied, chewy, with spritzy carbonation. Hot on the finish, with further harsh baking cocoa. An interesting beer overall, but certainly not the most drinkable beer on the block.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Thick and viscous dark brown coloured pour with no head. Legs. Aroma is huge hot alcohol, very boozy, salty sticky hoi sin duck tangy plum, black liquorice. Flavour is composed of harsh bitter roast, black liquorice, bitter woody, tangy plum, hot solvent, Warming alcohol, solvent. Palate is oily, viscous, solvent, moderate carbonation. Very harsh. Solvent. Bitter black roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ madmitch76 - 20K Tasting ] - chriso & Boudicca House, London.

[ As Bos Solar Eclipse Imperial Stout ].
[ Vintage 2004 ]. Clear dark black brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark malt, boozy, wood, alcohol, old furniture - antique shop - klunkke møbler. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, wood, old furniture - antique shop, boozy, roasted, meat. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20160115]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, big thanks to Mitch himself, 15/01/16. Murky light black with no head work. Nose is soy xauce, umami, putty, light spice, trace of cocoa. Taste comprises oxidised tones, Worcester sauce, cocoa powder, booze tunes but clearly mellowed from 22. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close finishing a touch hot bit likely not the original heat wave. Hasn’t aged too gracefully but a write off ... check it out for the tick, not the experience!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6734) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Kenny. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal brown head. Aroma is big sweet molasses and raisins with big vegetable note reminding me of artichokes. Taste is sweet and boozy with notes of molasses, burnt sugar and artichoke, meat, soy sauce. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
2004 bottle at Ken’s 20K tasting. Thanks to the main man for digging out this old-timer beer. It pours oily jet black with no head to speak of. The nose is rich, oily, aged, meaty, earthy, bitter - sweet, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Asian cooking, plum and Hoisin. The taste is slick, rich, wood, toasted malts, treacle, liquorice, somewhat medicinal, Jägermeister, chewy malt, burnt molasses, oxidised aspect and warming alcohol. Full bodied, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich and boosty. Fun stuff to try, but not something I am gonna session any time soon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K - many thanks to the man of the moment. As ’Bos Solar Eclipse Imperial Stout’, 2004 vintage, 22%. Black with a small bubbly head. Aroma is treacle, soy sauce, chocolatey, booze, a bit harsh. Body is medium, smooth, oily. Taste is tangy, boozy, treacle, chocolate. Rich and boozy. Just a bit harsh. Not very drinkable, but interesting to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Black beer lasting tan head. soy sauce aroma. Really quite hot. Very hot. More soy sauce bit of spice. Hmm. Not my favourite. Some minty space.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours black in color with no carbonation as far as I can tell. Oxidation, soy sauce, roasted malt, chocolate, and booze on the nose. Some mild fruit notes and maybe a bit of fish food. The flavor is significantly better than the nose. Quite boozy but good chocolate, roasted malt, and sugar flavors. Still has some soy sauce and oxidation, though.

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