phaleslu (5721) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared by birchstick- thanks again, Jon! Black wax, "2010". Pours a deep, opaque brown (darker than all the 2011 ones), with a small tan head. Sweet aroma, with molasses, chocolate, vanilla, caramel malts, and oak. The flavor is equally sweet, toasty, oaky, and sugary, with some balancing roastiness. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Very nice.
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black with a finger of milk chocolate head, good lacing. smell is chocolate, bourbon, some dark fruit, light oak, with a hint of vanilla. taste is more of the nose, good bourbon character, molasses, oak, dark fruits, and a light roasted finish. a little thin, but good carbonation and very easy to drink. in my opinion this was much better than the HH version.
mikem409 (1456) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle thanks wiseguy. only thing that sets this back is no head but oh well! aroma is spot on bourbon and vanilla, taste is huge bourbon with vanilla wood and burnt sugar.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nice amount of bourbon flavor, chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of wood. Really well done beer.
deyholla (5848) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a deep tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of dark grains, roasted malts, vanilla and a good amount of bourbon. Flavor has bourbon up front with dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee in the finish.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz sampler -
Stopped by one the way up to Reno and they had this one on tap. I asked the server which barrels they used and he confirmed it was Evan Williams. Aroma has a nice balance of bourbon, vanilla, wood, light chocolate and a touch toasted malts. Flavors really focus on the bouron and wood and the rich malts kind of take a back seat. Mouthfeel is on the thin side. Seems to be overly unbalanced with the bourbon, but still a really nice sipper.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with no head. Chocolate bourbon vanilla and light oak aroma and taste with honey notes on the back end and the bourbon coming across fairly smooth with a velvety palate.
Ernesto987 (3227) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shares at ahabs house. One of the best bourbon treatments. Amazing vanilla flavors, the background stout is slightly overwhelmed. Oh well, grand slam.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2010 vintage, bottle #2235. Pours black with an offwhite head. Smells simply gorgeous, with heavy bourbon. Tastes of a mild bitter, and a medium sweetness; very alcoholic, but extremely tasty. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Finishes sticking sweet. An excellent beer!
cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had many of the eclipse series together. This is the 10 vintage. Pour is jet black and thin tan head. Nose is woody, bourbon, and some light chocolate. Sweet malts, sugary, and some dark fruits in the flavor. Dark chocolate underneath with bourbon and wood coming through strong. Full bodied feel, dry finish and low carbonation. Overly sweet with loads of wood and heat. Less complexity than the 4 roses and just as unintegrated.