Lukaduke (2445) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage. Pours a deep umber black with a thick mocha foam. Aromas are chocolate roasted malt, spicy pepper, coffee, vanilla and a touch of prune. The plate is silky smooth with a great round mouthfeel and smooth creamy finish. Nice chocolate sweetness and a deep warming spice from the rye barrel. Solid BA stout... looking to try more of the various barrels !
pivo (2610) - 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 (2516) - 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 (910) - 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.
reebtogi (4492) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml waxed top bottle (2014 Edition, 11.9%ABV) pours a deep black color with a small light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and hop bitterness with bourbon throughout and alcohol. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Quite a nicely balanced brew with only a slightly pronounced bourbon presence. Recommended.
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bottle shared. Thanks simon! Aroma of rye spiced wood, chocolate, plum, coffee. Taste is sweet with a dose of dry wood bitterness. Dry finish.
Damico (2747) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick unclear black coffee with a dark cocoa caramel very small head. Aroma brings light wafer like barrel wood, not loving it. Flavor brings creamy sweeter caramel and smooth toasty malts, easy and the cream is light.
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 version. Dark brown/black with a beige head. Aroma is rye whiskey, fruitcake, caramel, chocolate, spice. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, smooth and lightly spicy on the palate with a lightly spicy and boozy finish. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, fruitcake, spice, caramel, hint of chocolate.
vyvvy (4398) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has roast, figs, dates, chocolate and oakiness. It has a full body with some light sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with dark chocolate, syrupiness, roasty malt and licorice. The finish shows the rye barrel, dark caramel and earthy hops. Good imperial stout.
AdamJackson (3131) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
looks just like every other 50/50. black 1 finger buggy head. Oh, this smells good! lots of fudge chocolate, rye spice and honey. sweet, loads of spice. graham cracker honey and cinnamon. pretty high in booziness. chocolate and milk honey and dark fruits. resinous finish.
AirForceHops (3777) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle thanks to Adam Jackson. 2012 vintage, green wax, Batch "BR 1" Aroma is caramel send sugar, vanilla from bourbon, and thick molasses.
Flavor is pretty damn nice. Body has a nice brownie batter consistency. Flavor is coconut muff, vanilla, oak and a touch of rye. The rye is very subtle but in the flavor for sure. No oxidation found here and really has aged with no problems whatsoever. Really damn tasty.