caesar (5828) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Zeebra 2015, small sample, as Rittenhouse rye. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of dark roast, chocolate, bit coffee, slight cookie, touch of vanilla. Bit sweet in taste, roasty bitterness, slight sweet vanilla.
rarbring (1855) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, figs, dates, coffee, chocolate, dill and oak.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A low brown head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, dates, pepper, coffee and oak.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body.
Overall: Smooth, relaxing. Nice.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2015-06-06.
JorisPPattyn (8570) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted as Rittenhouse Rye Barrel 2011 No head left, black beer with deepbrown sidelining. Rich alcoholic/chocolate/stout nose, superb whisky aroma, intense vanilla. Sweet, vanilla, wood, full chocolate, cocoa powder, young oak. Sample gone a bit lame, alcoholwarming, fully viscous. Rye, it seems - if one had said Bourbon, I’d have believed it too. Many thanks to M & L V.!
VsXsV (2875) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of whiskey, wood, coffee, licorice, booze, chocolate, raw sugar and toast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, licorice, booze, wood and whiskey. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good but not the best Eclipse.
hackobock (2244) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 22, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2014.
Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, pear, slightly spice, coffee, toffee, I get some phenolic/plastic hints as well. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium bitter roasted with some warming alcohol. Finish is slightly sharp bitter and boozy. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, a bit sharper than Evan Williams 23 that we had side by side, the slight plastic notes disturbs as well.
omhper (21416) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks hackobock! (2014) Black, small beige head. Pear, licorice and coffee up front. Mid sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Pear, coffee, licorice. Some syrup and bread. Warming finish.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rye evident coffee comes out with the rye character. Pour with small tan head and decent carbonation that did not destroy aromas. Some roasted badly bitterness finished it off.
pivo (2641) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Biege frothy head. Roasted malty nose with some whiskey notes. medium body with a coffelike toasted grain and sweet molasses note. Tinge of dark chocolate too. Ends with a dry roasted espresso bitter that turns to syrupy roundness that coats the lips like a lollipop. Big brew.
YogiBeera (2551) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, small head. Smokey molasses coffee bean nose. Juniper berries, espresso taste . Building up in bitterness. Thin bodied.
Thisis12ptfont (998) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of big bourbon, chocolate, oak, spice, toffee, dry coffee, roasted malt and earth. Appears pure black with little lace and a thin foam rim. Taste brings strong chocolate, dark malts, roasted malts, oak, dry coffee, dry espresso bean, dry malty roast, rich chocolate, dark cocoa nibs and big fanny may chocolate cocoa overtones. Subtle bourbon and oak notes yet, very dry. Overall, another nice Eclipse, this one is very very dry and dark chocolate forward. Bourbon doesn’t shine through as much as others. A rating.