italianjohn (2372) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
BR 1 of 2012 .... Black pour, thin off white cream head and light lacing .... aroma of coconut, roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon and light chocolate .... taste is of coconut, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, oaky, light bourbon and some bitter hop ...... mouthfeel is oily, slick, and soft .... bitter dry hoppy finish with a lingering roastedness ... excellent, abv hidden well and very drinkable
Sledutah (5098) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by Dave, thanks
Black with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma of whiskey, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and bready
douglas88 (6306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dave, black wax 2012 version. Pours a jet black color with a small beige head. A huge barrel nose of vanilla, chocolate and sugars. Lots of brown malty flavors, oak big barrel, vanilla, roast, loads of sugary dark fruity. Very good as are all of the eclipse brews.
MikeJslc (758) - USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, clear, beige head. Aroma of cocoa, dark bread crusts, nutty notes, raisins, moderate bourbon. Flavor: deep malt with dark bread (pumpernickel), dark fruit, nutty notes, cocoa, cola, great balance.
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radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split a 22oz bottle of the 2012 vintage three ways. Poured a dark black color with a dark tan head. Aroma was sweet malts - plenty of barrle notes - not as smooth as the other three I had that night. Plenty of whiskey notes - Evan Williams, some vanilla notes, roasted character. Wish it was just a touch more mellowed out.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share by Brian/Ryan, dark reddish brown/tea colored. Has a noticeable boozy aroma, nice chocolate and some oak. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, nice barrel notes.
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ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 25, 2013 - bottle via trade. Very dark brown pour with head that left a thin film. Nice bourbon in the aroma and taste. Another great beer in the series.
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber - thanks Ryan! Deep cola / dark brown pour. Smaller frothy head. Nice whiskey/bourbon nose with roasty malts. Smooth palate. Chocolate and roast coffee taste. Awesome.
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Raisin, alcohol, minty, hot alcohol, barrel thinned this out, bitter chocolate, warming, woody, spicy. A solid beer.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal.
S - Chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, black licorice, dark cocoa, coffee, booze.
T - Sweet dark chocolate and caramel malts, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, coffee, black licorice, bitter dark cocoa, touch of dark fruit, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet, and lightly spicy finish.
D - Great barrel aged stout. The bourbon is a very smooth and works very well with the base beer.