Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big nose of corn whiskey. Lacey on black body. Smooth, drinker honeyish, syrupy.Chocolate, some burnt malt.Not bad and decent drinkability.Just an average imperial stout overall.Bottle from Premier split with Liam.
tomthompson89 (1862) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Again nose is strong . Flavour is strong booze and not balanced. Good beer but not my fav.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Huhzubendah (2231) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Shared by myself and one of my bestest friends in tout de monde, chez Paul. The beer looks like an Eclipse stout. If youíre not sure what Iím ranting about, consult any one of my other completely useless reviews of Eclipse beers.
Mellow corn? Are you for serious right now? Donít be trifling B.
Iím not sure what Sasquatch or pilgrims have to do with this beer, but I gotta say Iím not exactly feeling like this beer resembles anything Midwesterners slather in margarine and feast upon as if they were ground rodents.
Smooth and runny feel, like a sexy silky brunette goddess in clear heels perched in a moonlit motel window as she realizes she has to take a huge, runny dump.
I canít wait to drink the next Eclipse beer, which will almost certainly be crazy similar to this one. Hellz yeah.
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 vintage shared with some friends.
Pours a solid black with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates. The aroma is roasty, chocolate, caramel, spices and coffee wrapped in a subtle but evident barrel treatment of vanilla, lots of ethanol and sweet bourbon whiskey. The flavor starts off sweet and malty with lots of roast, brown sugar, and chocolate. The barrel notes rush in with vanilla, whiskey, light wood to remind us that this is no ordinary stout. Lingering roasty alcohol lasts long after every sip. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy creamy mouthfeel. Mellow corn whiskey huh? We finished our tasting with this one. The corn whiskey has a huge presence in this beer, I would have preferred it a bit softer or mellowed.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, wood and booze. Taste is sweet with loads of chocolate and some alcohol burn on the end. Thick bodied and some alcohol on the end. Others have noted that the barrel treatment isnít as powerful as the others, but you can taste the base beer nicely. Good.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to drabmuh for sharing this one. Served in a FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse snifter. Whiskey in the nose. Some chocolate. Slight booze. Flavor is quite boozy. Medium body. Dry through the finish. Bit of oak.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
February 23, 2013 bottle via trade. Black pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was whiskey, spice, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste was consistent with aroma and a dry mild alcohol finish.
Bacterial (1067) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bold bourbon 24/7 in this brew. A little hot and a little hoppy. Still fun and fairly smooth. Thanks for sharing Ryan!
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle shared by Folty - thanks! Dark brown pour with a smaller head. Tastes like a bit of grapefruit in here. Roasty malts. Very solid brew. Not quite on par with some of the other Eclipse variants though.
NielsenRatings (8106) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Mattís house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a thick black appearance with a dark brown head. Boozy, rich whiskey, vanilla, ethanol aroma. Whiskey, chocolate, caramel, boozy, veggie herbal flavor. This doesnít live up to the rest of the series, dammit.