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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3176) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2010
Serving: Draft. It pours almost black, just like the regular stout. The head is foamy and brown. The nose has a good bit of bourbon in it with chocolate, oak, vanilla, and coffee notes playing second fiddle. The bourbon comes across as slightly subdued in the taste, letting the other partners shine as well. Dark fruit, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate are all there. A medium to rich body leads to a slgihtly boozy, bitter finish. Not a bad job, just not quite great though. Still, itís worth trying should you get the opportunity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2561) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Brickstore HMOG. I was greeted at the door with a glass of this ridiculousness and it kept getting better from here. Thatís how good this event was. Loads of vanilla and oak aromas. A bit heavy on the whiskey side of the equation in the flavor but that was cut a bit further down the palate with a nice chocolate malt and bittersweet tang.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
draft a Brewvival. had the regular total eclipse the night before so it was nice to have the comparison. pours black with a thick, frothy brown head and sticky lace. aroma is very nice with big, woody bourbon, chocolate, dark malts, and vanilla with a touch of earth. flavor is tasty as well bourbon dominating but allowing chocolate malts, caramel, oak, and very sublte dark fruits to peak through. palate is medium bodied with solid carbonation and a woody, bourbon finish. overal, a decent brew but i think the base beer isnít quite big enough to stand up to the barrels.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Draft from Sexual Chocolate release day. Yummm.... breakfast! I love Total Eclipse stout, in part because of the way it rides the line between stout and imperial. Fuller flavored and bigger than most stouts, but not enough to knock you out like the imperials. That said, itís not exactly a hearty enough beer to hold up to the Pappy Van Winkle barrels, so the whiskey is definitely dominant. Good thing I dig whiskey, and the PVW is among the best. Bourbon heavy, but fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2010
On draft at Sexy Choc day. Thick and oily looking, with a medium creamy head. Aroma just a bit too boozy, slightly obscuring the full roasted scent that I enjoy so much in the regular version. Slick mouthfeel, a bit thin, and mild bitterness on the palate. Enjoyable and warming but not quite complex enough for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Dark pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is vanilla bean and bourbon. Body seem slightly thinner than i was expecting. Flavor is big bourbon, oaky tannins, coffee and vanilla. Finish is dry and warm

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Several pints at Sexual Chocolate Day 2010. Pours a watery, opaque black with a thin, slightly beige head. Aroma is mild, nutty, vanilla, milk chocolate as things warmed up. Flavor is very well balanced, sweet, vanilla, bourbon, wood, a little coffee, a little brown sugar, again more milk chocolate when it warmed up. Finish is sweet and smooth. This was really well balanced but honestly needed to come to room temperature to show what it really had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Draft at Olde Rabbits Foot release. Pours a dark black with copper edges and a wispy light tan head. Nose shows vanilla bean, sweet chocolate, wood, big oak and bourbon. Flavor shows vanilla and chocolate, nice roast and tannin balance smooth bourbon, wood, big barrel character, mild coffee. Palate is tannic and woody with a warm finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Crushed with Honkeybra at GABF. Nice brew. Just a straight-up solid barreled stout. Was hoping to get Sexual Chocolate at the Foothills booth, but this is a aight substitution.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Vanilla and wood on the aroma. A pitch black appearancce with a well-formed dark tan head. The flavor is chocolatey with charred wood and a vanilla and caramel finish. Notes: Barrel -aged in 23 yr old Pappy Van Winkle Barrels (on tap at the Pints for Prostates/Denver Rare Beer Tasting at Wynkoop Brewing Co, 2009 Great American Beer Fest as well as at the GABF itself. 23 yr-old Pappy Van Winkle Barrels.


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