bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, nuts, raisins, bourbon, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, brown sugar, bourbon, and chocolate.
Ratman197 (12170) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, dark fruit and brown sugar. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla and light caramel with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Etched bottle - pours black tan head - nose and taste whiskey, honey, roast chocolate, oak, vanilla - medium body
Lubiere (11951) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, pungent sweet fruity chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty character, grassy floral hops, licorice and molasses. In mouth, a nice sweet smooth chocolate malt with cherries, molasses, licorice, alcohol warmth, complex yet pleasing. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
Benzai (11869) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2016 Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. Opaque black color, small light brown head. Aroma and flavor are similar: malts, bourbon whiskey, vanilla, some liquorice, nice bitter liquorice malt bitter finish. Full body, suitable carbonation. Very nice full bodied imperial stout. Lovely!
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized white to off-white head. Aroma and taste of malts, roastyness, lightly hops, some liquorice and too much sweetness. [Original rating:7-3-6-3-12=3.1]
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, nutty and roast malt, whiskey and oak with dark fruity esters and earthy notes. Flavor is malt dominant, whiskey barrel, dark fruity esters, light hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice black pour, brown head. Sweet chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, dark brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, big bourbon notes, oak, molasses. Damn good!
Scopey (10705) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (#1511, 2011), thanks to Bruce at THE Eclipse Tasting, 2012. It pours very dark brown with a thin, bubbly light tan head that almost instantly dissipates. The nose is much softer than the 12yr version, vanilla, oak, marshmallow, brown sugar, toffee and soft dark malt. The taste is roasted malt, sweet toffee, charcoal, light smoke/charcoal, medicinal, burnt toast, bitter chocolate, mellow bourbon and warming alcohol on the finish. Full body, fine, prickly carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Rich, yet smooth, mellow and well balanced. Pips the 12yr version to the post.
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz, white waxed bottle. 2011 vintage, bottle # 5350. Poured a black color, with brown edges, and a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, some caramel, and some bourbon. Tastes of oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and some dark fruits.
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing Bottle #2516. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Patches of lacing on the glass. Oaky bourbon aroma with notes of caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Rich and smooth body with flavors of vanilla, oak, caramel malt and dark chocolate. Booze is rather subtle throughout. The finish is woody with a lingering dark malty aftertaste. Very good beer all around.