anders37 (12965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle labeled JD 300 2009 #41. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty whiskey woody caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty fruity malty woody whisky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey and chocolate finish.
badlizard (5169) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle labeled JD 300 2009 42. No wax. Very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Caramel, vanilla, bourbon and dank oak barrel aroma. Creamy lightly oily palate. Very bourbon forward, which I like, tastes of caramel, raisin, chocolate, vanilla, fig, and of course strong but smoothed by age bourbon, and finishing with a honey and oak taste. Very good.
Huhzubendah (2006) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
300 day version. 2009 vintage. No wax. Served in a FiftyFifty Eclipse snifter.
The beer appears pretty much the same as the other Eclipse stouts - dark, nearing black, with a small beige head. The aroma brings oak, booze, and an odd, buttery sweetness. The flavor is another step down from the questionable aroma. Buttery toffee, sweet booze, and just not on par with the usual quality one would expect from an Eclipse stout. Medium to full bodied with moderately low carbonation. My least favorite of the series. There were several ounces left in the bottle at the end of the tasting.
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served in a FiftyFifty Eclipse snifter. Thanks, Dan! Loads and loads of whiskey and quite boozy. It’s all barrel. Not a fan at all. Slightly watered down Jack Daniels.
drewbeerme (3687) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours black no head aroma port wine, caramel, flavors of port, caramel balls, honey, Good stuff,
TheAlum (4359) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from the brewery (Truckee, CA). Shared with friends. Pours a rich blackish thicker pour, dark and opaque with blackish, hue, touches of ruby top and edges glow. A frothy tannish head dies to a ring, laces small and sticks around small. Aromas are gentle oxidation and dark fruit, touches of hot spirit, whiskey and vanilla. Port-ish aromas, raisins, and fruit. Touches of oxidation, vanilla, fudge. Initial is medium bodied, with touches of cocoa, fudge, and toffee. A medium body with gentle barrel, fudge, and some spirit. Kisses of vanilla tannins, toffee, and spirit. The Jack barrel shows some minor signs of life, but some more dark fruit and port elements come home to roost overall. Gentle raisin grows, some port, toffee and caramel. Gentle roast. A bit thinned and hot, some oxidation, but it’s certainly ok. A rare beer that, as a regular beer, is solid. But as far as it’s rarity, is behind the pack. Honor to try.
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a black that is cola brown at edges when held up to the light with small tan head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is big oak, some whiskey, caramel, marshmallow, quite a bit of alcohol, some light cherry, and a hint of plum. This one is certainly barrel heavy. The initial taste is sweet with oak and whiskey. Quite boozy. Then comes some marshmallow and a bit of plum. The finish is boozy and a bit astringent. Leaves a lingering oak taste. Light bodied for an imperial stout. Low carbonation. This is the worst out of the Eclipse series that I have had, but still wasn’t a terrible beer. A bit too much barrel that drowns out the other flavors.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Imperial Eclipse Stout, JD
Date: October 01, 2010
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma with bourbon and vanilla
Flavor: sweet bourbon and chocolate flavor, vanilla sweetness, balancing roasted character, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
pastradul (43) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Popped ( yellow waxed version) this Daknole. nice tan finger of head. Strong jd rough bourbon on the nose along with some dark chocolate notes. The mouth is fantastic, very silky. The booze is not aas mellow as other eclipses but fantastic in the overall make up of the brew. I was very suprised at this given the harsh reviews of it. Maybe on tap or the un-waxed bottles were different tastes for sure.
daknole (7211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Paul Estrada! Dark pour, frothy tan head. JD in the aroma big time! Some chocolate, toasty notes, and a light plummy note. Flavor is booze, oak, cocoa, and a very light tart hint. Surprisingly good based on previous reviews.