italarican (1494) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle I brought to James’s place. Pours a dark chocolate brown with fuzzy beige head. Massive but balanced nose of marshmallow, coconut, and milk chocolate. Flavor is fucking delicious! Loads of sweet and toasted coconut, silky milk chocolate, and sweet whipped cream. That great coconut taste with none of the suntan lotion notes that can come with it. French silk pie flavors with bourbon and vanilla extract. Thick, velvety body with vanilla, oak, and French silk pie in the finish. Absolutely delicious and close to perfection as a dessert stout.
Damico (2721) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Pours thick unclear black coffee with a small darker beige head. Aroma and flavor blow the 12 year old out of the water! There are big spicy vanilla and barrel notes with chocolate and mocha on the tongue settling so well. There is a nice creamy but balanced body as well.
rarbring (1609) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall: Oak, almond, soy sauce, madeira.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at a De Klomp tasting. (Vintage 2012) Reviewed 2014-12-27.
kokobucks (16) - - NOV 27, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
First sip was hot and a but syrup like, but as the beer warmed in a snifter the bourbon mellowed. The sweetness of Totality paired with the Elijah Craig 20 year barrels was fantastic.
Steasy66 (1008) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bourbon, vanilla, slightly marshmallowy aroma. Flavor is big, sweet and thick, Some toasted marshmallow. Very nice.
tectactoe (2518) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Wow, my first Eclipse stout. Deep, deep brown around the edges with a jet black center; small tan head fades quickly to a thin collar. Aroma pops with dark cocoa, wood, faint maple syrup, warming & smooth bourbon, mild roasted malt, & a small back-end hint of residual sweetness. Tastes almost like a Hershey’s chocolate bar up front, only darker &lathered in a little bit of bourbon. Again, some back-end maple syrup notes that work their way in nicely. Touch of burnt molasses, dark & bittersweet cocoa beans, & a slight hint of boozy wood lingering on the palate. Semi-thick mouth feel, moderately creamy. Maybe still not worth the price of admission, but a super tasty imperial stout.
gnoff (8009) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Bottle marked 9.5% vol and 2012.
Black color, very small brown head. Alcohol, oak, dill scent, some vanilla. Sweet, alcohol, oak taste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Roasted aftertaste.
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014.
Luktar saltlakrits, surt, syrligt, sött, russin, frukt, sött
Fin svart färg.
Smakar russin, syrligt, sött, fikon, vanilj choklad, alkohol
Marsiblursi (3046) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Bottle) Pours near black with a small head. The aroma holds woodshop, vanilla, dill, honey and dark bready malt. The flavour is medium sweet to heavily sweet and near medium bitter with smooth berrel profile, honey, balanced malt and vanilla. The mouthfeel soft, smooth and velvety with a light carbonation. Near full bodied. Fantastic.
Cunningham (5000) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick oily black body with a small beige head. Powerful nice aroma. Chocolate, oak, vanilla and a bit fruity. Oh yeah I can sip on this all evening. What a lovely brew. Nice balance. Chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla and mild fruity flavor. More please. Dangerously well masked alcohol. White wax.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]
vtafro (3913) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Nice full bourbon, oak, sweet aromas. Sweet vanilla, chocolate, oak and bourbon flavors. Sweet up front, warming on the back end.