tightslice (1529) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Mountain View, CA ($29.99). Aroma is chocolate liqueur, cherries, coconut, some smoke. Taste is smooth, chocolate-y, fruity...gets more and more complex with each sip. Do yourself a favor and grab a friend, a fire, some backwoods and a bottle of this. You won’t be disappointed. bytemesis (9510) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle, 2011. Pours opaque black, medium creamy tan head, good lacing. Aroma is cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, oak tannins. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, rich, hints of molasses, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A bit hot but otherwise lovely. beerplace (2330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2017 2017-01-03. 650ml bottle from The Gull. Vintage 2015. Pours a dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, some bourbon, leather and boozy notes. Taste is pretty the same with low to moderate sweetness chocolate notes. Booziness and roasted malt aftertaste. Very good.
cobaink2 (845) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2017
2017-02-04. 650ml bottle at Jonny’s during Eclipses 2016 tasting. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, some brown sugar and leather notes. Same taste. Veeery good, love it.
Bottle 2014 vintage. Initial taste of cherries, licorice, Belgian chocolate and coco nibs. A bit of mulling spices added in. the alcohol plays with the malts in a wonderful way, the barrel in this is quite exquisite in that it also plays right along, great sipper! Samuel214 (1570) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2017
Flaska från SB, vintage 2015. Kolsvart med högt brunbeiget, gräddigt skum. Doft av krämig kola, fudge, toffee, lakrits, mörkt socker, lätt fatkaraktär och bourbon. Stor och fyllig kropp med fint integrerad fatkaraktär och en alkohol som värmer på snyggt. Massor av kola, lakritsfudge, tjärpastill, mörkt socker, kaffe och en snäll bourbon-ton som växer till sig i eftersmaken tillsammans med en bra beska. FiftyFifty kan verkligen det här med fatlagring. Ännu en elegant Eclipse!
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
22oz bottle with purple wax. Pours a very deep caramel brown with a nice tan head, light lacing. Great nose of light bourbon notes along with vanilla, toffee and caramel. Nice and drinkable, not overbearing. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
11/26/10. 2009 elijah craig #147.
dark. almost black with a soft tan head.
milk chocolate aroma... bits of creamy, brown sugar, ash, spice, roast, vanilla and mellow bourbon exist as well.
the flavor is very rich and the bourbon doesn’t over power everything. aftertaste is chocolate-y bourbon goodness.
medium to full body, creamy texture and all around impressive. 8.5/4/8.5/5/17
dmac (6591) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle generously shared by a BA at the Rapture release. Poured a pitch black body under a brown long lasting head. Aroma of coconut, vanilla, bourbon, oak, charcoal and chocolate cake. Fuller syrupy body with a touch of obvious heat. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, tobacco, tar. Good good stuff. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2011 bottle, # 3022. Pours dark black with some dark brown through direct light, and a clingy tan head. More head than the copper wax. Nose is heavy earthy. woody, cacaoey, with a lot of spirity notes. Tastes pretty rich, very oaky, earthy, malty, with big notes of charred patent malt, raisins and figs, blackberry, and port. A bit more spirity and hot than the copper. Some late hop notes and a taste reminiscent of the scotch barrel beer from Brew Dog. bootsjohn (72) - Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Huge thanks to my friend Brent for this 2011 bomber. Poured into sniffer. Notable carbonation, but thin khaki head on a dark brown, mostly opaque body. Smells like heaven. Dark chocolate, salted caramel, coconut, lavender, and well aged bourbon. Tastes like adult candy. Dry sweet honey is quite prominent. Bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, strong bourbon and booze. Quite drinkable and really enjoyable. Want to try the others and have the bourbon available for comparison!