DrnkMcDermott (2790) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at Bavarian Lodge with my new best friend in the whole world whatsisname. Even with soapy hands from the washroom, I can smell the tiny glass at arm’s length. HEAVY alcohol nose, with sides of licorice and brandy. Solid black color, what else. If there was ever a head in this beer pour, it tucked itself between its legs to kiss its butt goodbye. Taste is thick and fully malted out, like biting into a frozen Charleston Chew. Michael Rosenow says he finds prunes in it. I say prunes, raisins, maybe even some figs. Surprisingly, I did not consider the whiskey notes, perhaps I did not know this was a barrel-aged Eclipse. But I’m happy to find Todd has amped up his recipe since I last had it years ago at Flossmoor Station.
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at brewery on July 15, 2014. A ton of vanilla and booze in the nose. A BLAST of vanilla in the flavor. Just an outstanding chocolate and vanilla combination coming through. Very smooth and very little sign of the alcohol, all well done here.
ekstedt (5395) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle at Haket, Göteborg, Sweden. Black with beige head. Intense chocolate and coffe aroma with molasses, vanilla and liquor. Full bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness,slightly acidic..
gyllenbock (4547) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. (thanks SirLimpsalot)
Black with a minimal head. Aroma and taste of bourbon, wood, dried fruit, coffee and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel was smooth and the beer was nicely balanced.
SirLimpsalot (2105) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Basunen: stora söta bourbon-toner. Ganska smidig och len i smaken. Tydlig fatkaraktär. Söt ton med hint av muskovadosocker. Gott.
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thomat (2022) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Halket Very dark brown with no head. Fruity and woody tones. Fruit, vanilla, malt and wood. Full body with a very nice bitter sweet after taste.
kryon (1355) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown no head Aroma is an explosion of bourbon barrel, figs, dades, brown sugar, chocolate, coffee Taste is loaded of whisky cask, bourbon, figs, dades. Lovely palate with noce soft smooth ending
Nisse666 (4141) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampel at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg
AR: toffe, coffey, bourbon vanilla, dark chocolate
AP: dark brown body, wee to na head
F: wee alcholic, coffey, whiskey/bourbon vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, warming feeling - great brew!
Ktwse (1950) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of muscovado, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, just wow... Taste is big, bold barrel sweet, dark dried fruit and peats, booze, long sweetish boozy chocolate and sugar finish. Body is rich, thick and creamy with soft carbonation.
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ansalon (1321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is fucking fantastic: dark chocolate, honey, bourbon, muscovado sugar, caramel, dark red fruit. Taste is dark chocolate, muscovado sugar, caramel, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, honey. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with low carbonation. Aftertaste is bourbon, vanilla and chocolate ntes. My god!!
Pyrmir (3306) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle vintage 2012. Near black with tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, soft roasted notes and bourbon. Taste is thick, sweet, rich, very pleasant chocolate notes, bourbon and raisins.