cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is fantastic. Just the right amount of liquor flavor to compliment the malty body. The malt is very complex and roasty and the twinge of rye at the end. The body is perfect. Strong alcohol yet not overly heavy, but not too thin to not have enough flavor. I can’t say anything bad about Eclipse.
rxeight (1971) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bomber, Spice, chocolate and vanilla. Very subtle barrel character. Has a bit of the malt getting old thing going on. I remember liking some of the others better, but sampled fresher. Probably would have been better fresh.
PriorL (2795) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at small tasting at home. 2011 bottle, green wax.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: chocolate, coffee, alcohol.
TASTE: chocolate, coffee, alcohol, too much? ...
GlasgowTAD (727) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a burgundy brown with a mocha brown head. Aroma of molasses, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, molasses, oak, slight alco heat with a warm finish.
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark brown - not quite full on black with a brown glint. Decent sandy head, ringed and fairly viscous looking film. Nose is boozy peanut butter, off telling booze but a decent brassy woodiness. Solid brown sugar sweetness throughout, struggling choc but big bites of roast later on. Carbonation is viscous, with a dimpled booziness but for it being double figures is great - neat and creamy mouthfeel. Finishes lean sweet roast, more bitterness coming through and lingers out with a peppery brassy rye’d out sweetness.
Bottle, Cheers Steve-o, Beers I Hadn’t Known Tasting
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Steve. Black with tan head. Aroma has lots of coconut, chocolate. Taste is rich, roasty, chocolate, oaky, vanilla, coconut. Nicely balanced, sweet and clean.
Beersiveknown (4200) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting from Paris
opaque cola brown, beige lacing, sweet, vanilla, fruity, moderate carbonation, cola, caramel. Spicey, umami.
allmyvinyl (6985) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Thanks Steve! Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate. Taste is boozy chocolate. Rye whisky spice. Boozy finish.
12th July, Daisy tasting
Stuu666 (7290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is coconut, chocolate, vanilla, taste is rich chocolate, bourbon, dry, roasted.
cgarvieuk (18076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... daisy tasting ... dark brown black .. thin tan lacing ... soft dark chcolate roast malts ... light chocolate roast malt nose ... soft chocolate .. dark roast ... soft malts ... soft chocolate .. sweet chocolate .. light chocolate linger ...
MarcoDL (3076) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of vanilla and coffee. Taste is more subtle than I hoped for, with vanilla, mild booze and some salty notes. Good.