DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fifty Fifty. You can smell the coffee right away. A full flavored imp stout. Another winner from the Eclipse Series.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Blue Dog. Dense black pour, miniml head. Cacao, oaky bourbon, coffee in the nise. Very smooth taste with roasty dark maltm cacao, coffee, and a smooth finish.
Ferris (5001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Lots of nice mellow chocolate and balanced coffee. Jet black with a light brown head. Chocolate, light bourbon, coffee and a touch of heat. Long chocolate finish with just a touch of coffee. Very mellow and nicely balanced,
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/2013. Purple Wax - Brewed with honey. Thanks to Meilby/Yngvar for the trade. Cheers fellas. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is soy, coffee and roast. Flavor is sweet with good coffee, soy, roast and mild alcohol. Very smooth , syrupy and soft - full bodied. Sweet - yet quite sippable and tasty!
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a an head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, honeycomb, wood, dark fruits. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, great balanced coffee presence. Taste is coffee, caramel, dates, figs, chocolate, wood. Damn tasty.
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 2013 bottle picked up last Chicago trip. Pours an oily black color with an extra bubbly light milky mocha colored head. An intense aroma of dark chocolate, bitter coffee, and an alcohol presence. A smooth first sip of coffee flavors upfront along with a nice vanilla balance. Some dark fruit makes an appearance also really mixing it up. Overall really good stuff with a really nice coffee flavor throughout.
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014. Big thanks to Bruce for this one. Clear dark caramel brown / black coloured pour with a relucant loose tan head. Atoma is hot roast, rich dark choc, with hints of coffee, Flavour is full and rich, coffee, berry, coffee bean, smooth rich choc. Roast is lightly ashy. Palate is full bodied, smooth, highish carbonation. Very tasty.
jfb (4081) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pitch black colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy brown sugar and espresso, raw coffee beans, roasted malts, some vanilla, fudge and a hint of soy sauce. flavour is mostly alcohol and roasted malts, slightly grassy, with some notes of milk chocolate, fudge and yeast. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle, 2013. Dark brown with lush tan foam. Nose is coffee bean, dark chocolate, prune, vanilla, light smoke and molasses. Medium to full body with a buzz. A touch chalky, lingering heat. Taste is massive coffee but not so roasty. Without the deep char or dominant barrel the honey really pops. Dark chocolate and candied walnuts add some depth. This one developing beautifully.
maneliquor (3275) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. 2013 version. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is very ashy espresso with distinct honey and vanilla with a dirty earthy feel to it. Robust and roasty stuff compared with the rest of the series. Nowhere near as sweet as any of the other Eclipse’s but has a distinct vanilla sweetness running behind the ashy, almost burnt coffee experience. Solid
RexTalionis (2614) - FINLAND - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black in color with a tan head. At first you get coffee on the nose, and later on there appears in layers chocolate, vinous dark fruityness, roasted malts and vanilla aromawise. Coffee, notes of burnt wood and smoke in taste. Has got a nice and soft mouthfeel. Later on some notes of herbs and vanilla appears. Longlasting roasted notes towards the finish with a nice coffeeish ending.