NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Adam. Thanks! Was intrigued to give this a go, knowing what mellow corn actually is. Part of me also wishes that Todd would just focus on figuring out the best use of barrels rather than release a dozen of these, half of which aren’t that great. But I digress. Pours a deep black, oil with a brown head. Nose is hot, fusel with caramel and booze, faint apple. Roast and molasses. Also strongly oxidized and oaky. On tasting, it is thin bodied. Distinct roast and big booze quotient. Really a huge let down relatively speaking.
Habanero (2872) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black, with a small, dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, corn, wood and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft to flat carbonation. A very nice Impy.
Pliny_SR (32) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with 1 finger of tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Medium body with a nice velvety texture. Flavor is a slightly sweeter version of the base beer with predominantly roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee with subtle whiskey and oak.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
14.01.2015, 0,65l bottle (2012 vintage} sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry boozy, whiskey, minerals, oak, dark malts, licorice, burnt caramel, grass, sour coffee. Taste is slightly sour-ish boozy, oak, grass, whiskey, dark malts, dark sugar, vanilla, sour coffee, burnt caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry sour-ish mouthfeel. Fair enough.
ej (850) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with bbgtc. Pours a black body producing a medium sized lightly tanned head. Looking creamy and nice. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts and corn. Hints of alcohol and oak. Taste is moderate sweet with alcohol warmth and vanilla. Oaken notes, corn syrup and roasted malts. Close to full bodied, softly carbonated.
ClubGonzo (4375) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a black body with a large creamy light beige head. Nose is wood, vanilla, boozy nail polish remover-ish tones, corn, chocolate, grains, hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is dark chocolate, booze, coconut, peanuts, brown sugar, bourbon, hints of coffee, vanilla, leather, licorice and wood. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. The taste profile is fortunately a lot better than the aroma, but all in all this is the least impressive specimen of this series for me so far.
Dedollewaitor (14207) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting January, 2015. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, coffee, bourbon and wood. Simple and quite tasty. Slick and vinous. Nice.
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Thanks simon! Aroma of sweet sweet can-. With chocolates melting in my pants. Delicious hard wood. Oh my wood.
ansalon (1677) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, hazelnuts. Taste is very much the same with some roasted malts and sweet bourbon notes as well. Mouthfeel is very smooth with almost not carbonation.
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black with a large beige head. Aroma is dates, raisins, whiskey, chocolate. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, complex on the palate with a subtly boozy finish. Taste is caramel, whiskey, chocolate, dates, wood.
AdamJackson (3077) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like every other eclipse variant. Nose was sweeter than others with a bit more cocoa and rye spiciness. vanilla is dominating. Oily with a thick mouthfeel. this one has aged really well. Sweet throughout, a touch of coconut and charred oak at the finish.