jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a small tan head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, oak, some light coffee, some vanilla, and a bit of roastiness. The taste has a light sweetness with chocolate, bourbon, light coffee, some roastiness, and vanilla. The finish has decent alcohol and a bit of bitterness. Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Not bad, but certainly not the best of the Eclipse variations. It seems to have quite a bit more alcohol presence than the others.
RasmusOtt (1593) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ Bottle @ Ølkonsortiets sommerfest 2015. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of dried sweet fruits, vanilla, sweet red wine, weak tannin, honey, chocolate and wood. Taste is pretty oxidized with notes of plums, chocolate, dark sweet fruits, tannin, honey and vanilla. Nice!
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle (22 oz) at tasting.
>>> One more tasty but hot and boozy barrel-aged Imperial Stout like so many others.
+ Surprisingly still bursting with coffee even after 4 years in bottle
+ Packed with a lot of flavors and while it’s not 100% cohesive, it’s definitely quite complex
+ Rich palate with a full body, a thick and oily mouthfeel that seems even thicker because of the low carbonation as well as a nice warming (borderline burning though) finish
− A bit hot and messy even after four years in bottle
− Nothing really stands out with this one, so it ends up being one more tasty but boozy RIS like a ton of others
Flavors: Coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, wood spiciness, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, red fruits (mild)
Hoprider (160) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose has coffee, licorice, chocolate powder and lovely oak. Taste: samesies but with really dark fruits bordering on oxydiced sourness / vinous plum juice and keeps lingering on in the same way in the aftertaste. Love the nose! Tak Morten & Svend!
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ØlKonsortiet summer shananigans. Black with small beige head. Aroma is full of fattym buttery bourbon notes, creamy vanilla, tannins, lots of shiraz-like red wine fruitiness, bitter cocoa, lots of raisin and dark fruit notes and plenty of very mellow and delicious oxidation. Taste has awesome oak tannins on top of heavy bourbon notes, lots of oxidation (in a very good way), liquorice notes. Round, balanced and very complex. Has aged gracefully, although slightly flat and bland in the after taste. Very good!
Minderbinder (2603) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Palate: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Overall: Very nice. Outstanding Imperial Stout. Crafty malt features.
MOLA_DK (370) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Huge coffee, burnt aroma dark fruits, with a hint of booze. Very smooth, a little alcohol burn. Coffee, dark fruits, very complex.
mathieuc (2191) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a good black with a small beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, chocolate and green pepper. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt and lightly boozy. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and I thought it was a little hot. A good imperial stout but not a top tier-one.
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, pitch black pour, no head. Aroma is very roasted with espresso bean and candies maybe even some caramel. Taste, very intense roast, some burnt coffee beans, vanilla and roasted nuts. whiskey presence is high. all very well melded together. Beautifully well done.
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours unclear dark brown with a small creamy beige cap, nicely reviving and leaving nice lacing. roasted and lightly smoked chocolate, salty berries, raisins, molasses and burnt smooth sugars, burnt caramel, woodsy if not woody, spices and vanilla. light to low carbonation, medium to full body - syrupy, warming, spicy and woodsy finish. very good BA stout.
tcon25 (268) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour at home, celebriting the allstar break, here’s to the Mariners taking the division. Almost black pour, no head, aroma of Bourbon, very smooth beer, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, sweet taste. Lot of complex flavors. Have been waiting to try some beer from these guys and I’m very impressed.