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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Dark black body with a large rocky brown head. Big bourbon and roast aroma. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, fruit and roast flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color, nearly black, with a fingerís worth of tan head. S: Lots of roasted malts, vanilla, and chocolate. The bourbon provides a nice booze note and some oak, too. T: The roasted character is quite intense on the palate, giving off an almost charred flavor. Underneath there is a good chocolate flavor, some hints of caramel and vanilla, and bourbon. M: The body is a little on the thin side from an imperial stouts. A moderate carbonation to go with it. D: A pretty nice imperial stout, though I would have actually preferred a bit more bourbon character (surprisingly).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Growler thanks to womencantsail. Pours with a black body and a small tan head. Aroma is chalky, dry, estery with some alcohol. Taste is barrel, some alcohol, vanilla and chocolate. A bit of wood tannins. Lively bubbles, medium bodied. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4043) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Sampled on draft at Brewvival. Pours a near black with large foam brown head. Looks gorgeous. And the aroma was okay, big and oaky and roasty, but not great. Flavor was a bit more dissappointing as it had almost no discernable regular eclipse characteristics. Just a LOT of bourbon, and whisky burning notes. The barrels definitely contributed more than they should have, and seemingly overtook the base beer. It was interesting to taste such a boozy brew, but I wouldnít want to drink this again. EDIT: sampled again on draft at Trio. Much better this time. Still bourbon heavy, but more like vanilla and cocoa. No burning. But still not an amazing beer or anything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Growler. Courtesy of Mothman. Pours a nice dark brown black color with a slight tan head. Subtel yet strong aroma of bourbon in the nose. Mouthfeel seems a little on the light side. Good bourbon taste along with hints of coffee and vanilla. Smooth. Drinkable but again, for me, I wish the mouthfeel was just a tinge heavier to really make this a knockout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Pours an opaque brown color with a brown head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, some roast, and some earthy hops. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, toast, earthy, vanilla, oak, bourbon, and a light chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1794) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2010
Sampled at WBF in Raleigh. Black pour. Strong oak and whiskey aroma upfront that dominates the other aromas. Whiskey, wood, and espresso are the most noted flavors. The whiskey barrel flavor really takes over a bit more than I would like but still this is a well-done beer. The Sexual Chocolate seems to be able to handle the oak aging better than the Total Eclipse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3433) - 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.

   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.

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