peteinSD (1446) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Marco - thanks! Black pour with a small tan head that hangs in there. Aroma is light, sweet bourbon with vanilla, oak, and underlying chocolate with some alcohol spice into the finish. Taste is sweet bourbon up front with vanilla and a somewhat hot alcohol note followed by molasses, chocolate roast, and some nice darker fruit notes that contrast with the spice from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is even and coating. This presents as a bit rougher and hotter than the elijah 18 I had but I like it and perhaps a bit more as I seem to get more of the base beer. Good beer.
Barrelbelly (740) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with beige head. Bourbon, coffee, bitter roasted finish. Vanilla, wood, tannines. Sweet aftertaste.
JorisPPattyn (9083) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comparative tasting of 9 different Eclipse Stout variants. All beers small to rather good yellow-beige rim over jet-black beer Spicy nose, a little young oak, perfumey, hair tonic. Little Bourbon - where’s the vanilla, where’s the young oak? Sweet-flowery, nectar, roasted retronasal. Medium to well-bodied, high alcohol(heat). Incense warming up. Not convincing, compared to the others. Ditch the Four Roses, there’s better around.
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 Vintage. 11.9% abv printed on bottle. Inky black, with a creamy chocolate colored head, good retention, thick lace.
Aroma is charred oak, smoke, coffee, dark chocolate, prune, vanilla, bourbon.
Flavor is sweet, rich bourbon, vanilla, spice, creamy chocolate, oak, char, caramel candy.
Mouthfeel is full, round, and creamy. Nitro stout like smoothness. There is a touch of boozy heat, but still enjoyable.
Countbeer (5880) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2013: Served in a taster:
Black body with light brown head/lacing.
Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roast, earthy, light soap, liquorice,
Flavour is roast, fudge, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, light liquorice, light chocolate, fudge...
Aftertaste is roasty, whiskey, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, fudge...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
DenverLogan (996) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22 oz bomber, red wax, dated 2013. Bottle run is hard to read...handwritten looks like 307 for date 2013. Other side has handwritten "Rin" or something similar with 2013 date. I see no specific barrel mentioned, but it’s 11.9%, so I’m not sure if this belongs in an existing listing. There were a few 11.9% Eclipse ratings but none mentioned honey and 2013. Ah...the beer...poured in a Des Rocs chalice looks black with light brown head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts and dark chocolate. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, dark chocolate, molassas, perhaps some sweet vermouth, bitter nuts and herbs, funky tropical fruit rind. Overall big, bold, complex, after a few years still a bit hot but stimulating and tasty.
hackobock (2984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 29, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2014.
Black with a very small brown head. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, vanilla, baked apples, dark fruits, oak, chocolate and some dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet, soft roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet malty, soft roasted bitterness, caramel, baked apples, raisins, vanilla, and some warming bourbon alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Fashawn (570) - ITALY - JAN 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma di frutti rossi, caffè, tanta vaniglia e bourbon che è, erge, anche suggestione di miele. Nera impenetrabile con una leggera schiuma beige, parte dolce con la vaniglia smorzato dalla secchezza del bourbon. C’è un buon intervallo dato dal caffè che cominciano smorzare la dolcezza iniziale, emerge una certa secchezza del bourbon, toni legnosi, e poi frutti disidratato ed un tono liquoroso. Molto complessa, ha un corpo leggero, quasi snello, alcool impercettibile, bevuta estremamente facile. Chiude secca, con un leggero calore ed il miele che riemerge. Birra quasi poetica, molto buona.
Erzengel (7126) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth malty chocolate beginning. Rich but the wood and the Bourbon are quite rough, not too intense. The picture is not as round as with other Bourbon-verieties. Probably because Four Roses ist quite a cheap Bourbon... Smooth and fresh, hints of wood, hints of chocolate, Very rich but not too smooth. Sad.
wrlangin (96) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Vail fine wines. 2014 edition drank on 1/1/2016. Overall taste was outstanding. Excellent balance, smooth, and easy to drink. Very enjoyable.
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SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Koelschtrinker and Beerhunter111. Black-brown color with tan ring. Aroma is spicy and fruity, but still lots of chocolate. Much rounder than the other Eclipses I’ve had this evening. Awesome!