VT (1181) - 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.
peteinSD (1180) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old rating from Oakquinox notes. Poured still black in the glass with a slight ebb of bubbles and a small amount of tan foam hugging the edge of the glass. Aroma was somewhat subdued bourbon, coconut, and vanilla, and some underlying chocolate. Taste matched the aroma but came across a bit thin in the mouth. Nice beer.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this one. Snifter pour. This one looked as you might expect with a solid black body and a tan head. The aroma was excellent with such a smooth vanilla and bourbon aroma behind the chocolate and fudge notes. Lightly roasty. Flavor was big vanilla and bourbon with cocoa, chocolate, roast, and a hint of coffee and caramel. I could have easily kept drinking this all night.
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz waxed bottle, thanks Alex. Black with a whispy light tan head. Sweet boozy brown sugar, touch of raisins and coffee with light cocoa. Body is a bit thin, with decent carb, but quite hot. Sweet and roasty but not much depth and just knocked over by the barrel.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle from Elijah Craig barrels, brought by Tom to the Black Sunday BA Tasting in Houston. Pours black with a brown head. Nose is of bourbon, of course. Taste is of bourbon and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and tongue-coating with alcohol noticeable. Good stuff, but not fantastic.
timfoolery (1070) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at DBS on a taster. Aroma and flavor has a bit brighter bourbon, chocolate, and medium roast. I'm a bigger fan of Old Fitz, but this one's very good. Nice and smooth, light alcohol burn, but a great beer.
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neepsntatties (1030) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some kind soul brought this to, "hannont" ’s for a tasting. Colour... very dark brown with no head. Nose... Boozeland, USA! Palate... SUH-WEET!! And boozy, with loads of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, dried orchard fruits, golden sirop, burnt brown sugar and a fabulously sweet looooooong finish.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz, purple waxed bottle #2694, 2011 edition. pours a deep, dark brown, almost opaque and sits black in the glass capped by a thin, mocha head that leaves tight rings of lace. aroma is excellent, a bit sweeter that other Eclipse versions, with notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, almonds, and spearmint backed by roasted malts, cocoa, light espresso, and subtle notes of toasted barrel. flavor is where this one really shines with notes of german chocolate cake with extra coconut icing, ashy malts, espresso, and subtle smoke backed by pralines, chocolate oranges, vanilla, and smooth, woody barrel notes. palate appears thin to the eye but actually ramps up in the mouthfeel with light carbonation a warming finish. overall, another excellent Eclipse variation.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had many of the eclipse series together. This is the 09 vintage. Pour is dark black liquid with a dark tan head. The nose has hints of bourbon, a bit of wood, lightly smoked with dry chocolate and some malt sweetness. The flavor is bourbon up front, lots of wood, notes of dry chocolate with a fair bit of rich cake and some additional fruity malt sweetness in back. Fully bodied, smooth and creamy, semi dry. One of the best in the tasting of the eclipse beers, rich and balanced with good integration.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ FWIBF. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coconut, oak, bourbon, tobacco and vanilla. The flavor is of roasted malt, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, oak, tobacco, coffee, dark fruits and dark chocolate. The body is full with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Imperial Stout.