thomashall (626) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours black like motor oil. Strong bourbon smokey smell. Tastes of same with caramel notes. Great beer.
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of whiskey, caramel, chocolate, brandy, vanilla, wood, flavor of whiskey, wood, chocolate, zesty, medium to full bodied. Great
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
phenomenal brew with great balance and a myriad of things going on. so pleasing all around.
symmetric (71) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich nose with a fine level of bourbon. Chocolate, vanilla, and a sweet cream finish.
slowrunner77 (9411) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Definite and noticeable drop-off from the EC 18/20 year version, but still a great beer, if a bit overpriced. Sweet, with a touch of hops at the end. I’ve always really liked the base beer, and probably would like, but not love, this bourbon."
McNeillR (2147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Darkest brown and border of ruby highlight. Big fading tan swirlable head. Sweet marshmallow vanilla bourbon. Neat initial gleam of booze but an exhaust fumed wood and naturally creamy rise. Soft and almost cooling milky. Finish is a sweet soy and light bourbon burn. It hides a colourful barrel incredibly well, not busy or escalator layered. Just tremendous. Thanks Paul for the bottle, via a bloody beer club. ’Merica.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle big thanks to Paul. Black with tan head. Delicious aroma, vanilla, chocolate, oak. Taste is delicious, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, molasses and chocolate. Sweet and clean finish. Tidy.
cgarvieuk (20422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home .. deep black ... thick tan head ... dark malts ... soft roast ... sweet honey nose .. dark malts ... chewy chocolate .. dark roast ... dark roast .. dark malts ... chewy chocolate .. dark roast ...really nice but too creamy toffee malts .. soft bourbon cococnut ...
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. 2012 version. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is quite booze driven with plenty of dry and dark cocoe - almost powdery, with earth, dirt, and sweet molasses. Taste is very dark and bitter chocolate - high cocoa content stuff, with earth and dirt and mild ash which adds some harshness which is working a treat. The burnt tones and ashiness give it an extra complexity which isn’t in a lot of the others. Loads of boozy warmth on the finish. Love it
markextrae (3335) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared 2012 bomber bottle. poured a dark black colour with a nice mocha head. big bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, oak, bourbon, light on the vanilla notes, some hidden dark fruits in the back. nice full finish. more alcohol notice as it warms up,