anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty woody chocolate bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody bourbon finish.
Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and bourbon wood aroma. Medium to full body and smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex bourbon sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations and could be a standout with some age.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Murky dark brown ale with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The nose is very reminiscent of the base beer with only a hint of bourbon. Medium to full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty, roasty and a touch smoky. Warming, dark chocolate finish. Not a lot of sourmash whiskey or bourbon here. This is what the base beer wishes it was. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Gold Wax. Poured a dark brown, almost black, color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, wood, earthy, roast, and some whiskey. Tastes of caramel, whiskey (more than the aroma), caramel, wood, and vanilla. Alcohol content well hidden.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a not quite pitch black body with a lasting small tan head. Aromas are of roast, chocolate, vanilla, light sweet whiskey, leathery, a touch of maple. Flavors are roasty and a bit bitter, light caramelization, slight oak tannin, a bit of maple. Good mouthfeel, viscous with nicely balanced tannin, warmth, and smooth carbonation. Not my favorite Eclipse variant, but not surprising consider the barrel that this was aged in.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black pour with a brown head. Roasty aroma, very light barrels. Some charred oak, interesting whiskey aroma. Flavor reminds me much more of the base beer than a rich fudge bomb with the normal vanilla, toffee and coconut flavors you get. Lots of roast, earthy bitterness, some dark chocolate.
Sammy (7035) - 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.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Oakquinox 2013. Black pour with a tan head. Big roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Some whiskey, a bit of oak, vanilla, and a touch of smoke. The flavor is heavy on the roasted malt and coffee. Dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, and light smoke. Mild alcohol heat, oak, and a bit of bitterness.
adnielsen (6200) - 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 @ Matt’s 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 doesn’t live up to the rest of the series, dammit.
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Smokey whiskey, coffee, and chocolate aroma with a hint of vanilla. Sweet citrus, grape, chocolate, roasted grain, and whiskey taste with a caramel and oak finish. Chewy creamy palate.