mathieuc (1229) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a thin moka head that doesn’t leave much lacing. Aroma is of green hops, bourbon. Taste is quite sweet but the roasted malt and alcohol/bourbon do a good job to make it all balanced out. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and booze working in almost perfect harmony. Body is full and heavy but still really drinkable. A nice change of pace in a sour/wild tasting!
caesar (5046) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ gbbf, batch br2 2012 purple wax, medium sample. Dark color, medium brown head. Aroma of biscuit, bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, hint of coffee. Honey is gone in aroma. In taste its quite heavy on bourbon, bit boozy even. Still base beer is present.
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at GBBF 2013. Pitch black beer with a nice rich beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate flavor, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, woody notes, cocoa, prunes, some raisins, cream, some milk. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, woody, prunes, hay, raisins, lots of vanilla, cream, milk chocolate, licorice. Full bodied, whiskey, vanilla, cream, some raisins.
tom10101 (2702) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by hoppypocket, thanks Sir! Black with a medium diminishing brown head and little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, boozy notes, oak and very light fruity notes. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying, especially considering it’s from the Eclipse series) with caramel, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, oak and light bitter finish (from the coffee?). Full bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel; the beer isn’t extra thick though. Good balance. Quite complex. Another decadent Eclipse!
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is pitch black with brown head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, light fruity notes, oak. Full body and low carb. My favorite eclipse yet.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours an orange tinted black with...practically no head at all. Aroma is wood, chocolate, coffee and loads of liquor. I’d say bourbon. Elijah Craig bourbon. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, wood, bourbon....booze! Finish is coffee bitterness and bourbon...booze! Lingering coffee and bourbon...booze! Medium to strong body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Very flavrful, solid, imperial stout.
NikkTwist (1583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Eulogy. BR 1 2012. Purple wax. Opaque pour with some small brown foam. Bottom of the glass shows a clear honey brown. Room temperature. Heady bourbon fumes off the top. Great stuff! Big dark notes very well blended with age. Liquorice. Black cherry cordial. Raisins. Prunes. Cigars. Burnt marshmallows. Lots of barrel notes. Body reads a bit thinner than expected. Flavors are very smooth though the high alcohol is not hidden - feels much higher than the 9.5% ABV on the label.
Experiment_Ale (992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at C&G with Taylor and everyone. Pours dark dark brown light lacing goes away kinda aroma of whiskey and heavy malt. Taste is bourbon malt chocolate and greatness. Finish is savory and chocolate with whiskey.
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, carmel, fruittiness, cocoa, oak and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, bourbon, roastiness, cocoa and light fruittriness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
badhack (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purple wax. 5 stars for presentation and going all the way for every flavor possible. Pours thick and with very little head. Dark. Aroma of bourbon, candy and taffy. Tastes strongly of bourbon, smoky oak, some more honey/taffy/dark fruit, sweet but not overbearing and a muted hop like finish with what I think is citrus. Lots of cacao as well.