GothGargoyle (2271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a nice light brown head. Aroma is bourbon, anise, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, nice balance of sweetness, booze and roast. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, anise, figs, dates, vanilla, oak.
Ferris (10744) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Chocolate, cocoa and some sweet boozy bourbon notes. Jet brown with a light brown head. Lots of chocolate notes, sweet vanilla and boozy bourbon notes.
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small-medium brown head. Aroma reveals loads of bourbon barrels, a touch of smoke, medium roast and a hint of oxidation. Flavour is rich and cohesive, with massive bourbon notes, medium smoke, medium roast and a hint of oxidation. The barrel aging is done well, with no harsh elements. However, it all feels a tad dulled, maybe because of the aging. All in all, very good, but shy of excellent.
pineypower (2974) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, early kick off to browse in law’s wedding weekend. Pours out darker brown bordering on black with a small tan head. Aroma is of smooth roast, vanilla, bourbon, light chocolate, toast, some mild earthy notes and a touch of light syrup. Taste is complex, definitely smoothed out a bit, or we’ll I’d imagine, nice mellow, smooth bourbon notes, vanilla, barrel, chocolate, mild roast, light syrup, some earthy flavors, and a slight tell of alcohol in the finish. Really solid beer, age did this very well, glad I didn’t push it any further.
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014: First impression is a sweet oaky bourbon and milk chocolate with a splash of macerated figs. Faint smoke and earthy leather esters come about with a hint of scotch like peaty iodine. Even a kiss of roasted coconut and molasses for good measure. Shockingly smooth and creamy oily (yes I said creamy oily) even if there is a brief reminder of its 11.9% ABV towards the finish. One of the if not the most integrated Eclipses I have. Highly recommended!
italianjohn (2778) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin tan head and light lacing .... Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, cocoa, coconut, vanilla and booze with some dry oak .... Taste is of cocoa/chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dry oak, coconut, licorice and some booze .... Finish is dry, boozy and bourbony with lingering dry oak and coconut .... Mouthfeel is thick .... One of the better eclipses.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Ölprovning hos Fredrik i Ängelholm 7 Maj 2015] Väldigt kraftig, riktigt bra fyllighet. Mycket chocklad
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Malty roasted caramell chocolate dark fruits spicy aroma. Roasted caramel vanilla chocolate, licorice vanilla flavour with some woody nutty notes. Love in a bottle :-)
Bule (1680) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle of 2013 Vintage. Pours a dark dark brown color with a bit of a head. Smooth... Silky smooth. Bourbon a bit more pronounced than in other versions.
linusb (608) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Plum, coffee, bourbon T: Chocolate, oak, bourbon, sugar cane, toffee O: VERY nice beer! I enjoyed this one so much!!