JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark, opaque, black with tan head. The aroma of this beer is one of the best in the 50/50 options. Smell is big booze, vanilla, oak, bitter chocolate, roasted burnt coffee, malts and dark fruits. Taste is simply amazing. Big vanilla, oak, toffee, leather and tobacco from the Elijah Craig barrel. Also chocolate, roasted coffee, brown sugar and booze. Full bodied well balanced creamy beer. This is one of my favorite stouts out there!
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Dan’s Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). 2012 Vintage. Pours a deep dark blackish hue, dark and near opaque. Some gentle brownish glow on the edges and bottom. Firm lacing with tannish frothy head atop, laces ok. A bit spirit driven, vanilla and whiskey compliments some toast, oak, and warmth. Initial is a bit hot, medium bodied with some firm spirit, toast, roast. Mellow coffee, some toffee, vanilla, and more oak. A bit thinner and hot. Middle is a bit warm, fudgey, and roasty. A bit odd. Backend is a bit toasty, carmelized, and sweet. Some vanilla, oak, and gentle smoke. Finish is a bit sweeter and spirit driven, a touch thin. A touch hot but quite nice I think.
Brouwerij (956) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with fine, moderate brown head. Some thin, stringy lacing. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, bourbon, with hints of chocolate, mild roast. Smells inviting though less intense than the 20 year Elijah Craig. Flavor is mild bourbon up front, mildly vanilla, sweet, honey, with a mild roast finish. Chocolatey, vanilla, oaky, bourbon aftertaste. The flavor is pretty good, but a bit of a let down for the price. Barrel comes across as thin. Soft carbonation, medium body, seems a little light and thin for the style. A fairly good bourbon barrel imperial stout, though I will pass on FiftyFifty next time. These eclipse imperial stouts are way overpriced.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: raisin, dark chocolate, bourbon. Appearance: Dark brown, ruby tint. Beige and foamy head. Taste: Almost overpowering brown sugar, oak, sugary raisin. Palate: relatively thin, average carb.
Too much sweetness. This is a tongue killer. This beer is too much for two people to drink from a 1pint 60z bottle.
Beardaxe (293) - - SEP 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well I don't know what to say about this. I respect the bourbon barrelling it's well integrated and deep, and the carbonation and mouthfeel are spot on. But whoa boy, is it sweet. Way too sweet. One note sweet. It's hard to start and hard to finish. So cloying that it made my tongue feel like it does after I drink a can of coke.
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Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un brownies liquide avec un glaçage à la vanille et des notes de petits fruits. Le corps soyeux et velouté des eclipse y est encore une fois.
tmongoose (1530) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber shared. poured almost black with off white head. thick and rich and full flavored. deep dark roasted malts, chocolate possibly some coffee and hints of licorice. the flavor in this full bodied beer is so damn good..the bourbon barrel mixed with chocolate dark malts and licorice on the back end was absolutely exquisite. thanks todd
Minderbinder (2305) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, sugar. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Very nice chocolate. Good brew.
Reynolds314 (2704) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a surprisingly fantastic beer. Really rich and heavy in cocoa, vanilla, oak, coffee, and just enough sweetness. Quite sweet in a good way and really great.
Ataraxia (410) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ink black, thin beige lacing. A bit hot on the nose, strong bourbon aroma, bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, coffee grounds, vanilla, sweet raisins, and charred oak. Blend of honey sweetness and bourbon bitterness. Full-bodied, fairly viscous, but just a bit too much carbonation. Finish is warming from the booze and a little bitter.