Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, 2009 vintage, waxed. Poured deep brown with a short-lived smoked tan head. The aroma picked up quite a bit of honey plus roasted black and cocoa malts.. the whiskey gave fairly bright accents that only sort of worked.. soft oak and a hit of peppery heat on the back of the nose. The flavor opened with sharp whiskey and tart barrel, with thin roasted black malts and dry honey following.. tart barrel and boozy notes swirled throughout.. finished with sharp barrel, medicinal notes, and boozy warmth. Medium-bodied, but thin at times on the palate.. moderate carbonation.. this just didn’t come together very well.
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Suffers of a bit of low carbonation and thinnes but a suprisingly good vesion that has held up.
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend for his birthday. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, booze, some roast and more booze. Flavor of whiskey, chocolate and roast before a boozy finish.
Dogbrick (8123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing 2009 and 2009-300 Day vintage bottles during his 50th birthday bash. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing. Bourbon, malt and chocolate in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate. The finish is subtle booze and dark chocolate. Pretty good overall.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle labeled JD 300 2009 #41. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty whiskey woody caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty fruity malty woody whisky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey and chocolate finish.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle labeled JD 300 2009 42. No wax. Very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Caramel, vanilla, bourbon and dank oak barrel aroma. Creamy lightly oily palate. Very bourbon forward, which I like, tastes of caramel, raisin, chocolate, vanilla, fig, and of course strong but smoothed by age bourbon, and finishing with a honey and oak taste. Very good.
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
300 day version. 2009 vintage. No wax. Served in a FiftyFifty Eclipse snifter.
The beer appears pretty much the same as the other Eclipse stouts - dark, nearing black, with a small beige head. The aroma brings oak, booze, and an odd, buttery sweetness. The flavor is another step down from the questionable aroma. Buttery toffee, sweet booze, and just not on par with the usual quality one would expect from an Eclipse stout. Medium to full bodied with moderately low carbonation. My least favorite of the series. There were several ounces left in the bottle at the end of the tasting.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served in a FiftyFifty Eclipse snifter. Thanks, Dan! Loads and loads of whiskey and quite boozy. It’s all barrel. Not a fan at all. Slightly watered down Jack Daniels.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours black no head aroma port wine, caramel, flavors of port, caramel balls, honey, Good stuff,
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from the brewery (Truckee, CA). Shared with friends. Pours a rich blackish thicker pour, dark and opaque with blackish, hue, touches of ruby top and edges glow. A frothy tannish head dies to a ring, laces small and sticks around small. Aromas are gentle oxidation and dark fruit, touches of hot spirit, whiskey and vanilla. Port-ish aromas, raisins, and fruit. Touches of oxidation, vanilla, fudge. Initial is medium bodied, with touches of cocoa, fudge, and toffee. A medium body with gentle barrel, fudge, and some spirit. Kisses of vanilla tannins, toffee, and spirit. The Jack barrel shows some minor signs of life, but some more dark fruit and port elements come home to roost overall. Gentle raisin grows, some port, toffee and caramel. Gentle roast. A bit thinned and hot, some oxidation, but it’s certainly ok. A rare beer that, as a regular beer, is solid. But as far as it’s rarity, is behind the pack. Honor to try.