brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like the other variants, black in color with minimal head formation. Lots of roasted malt and almost a mild char. Quite a bit of vanilla and whiskey. A fair amount of booze but some nice chocolate and molasses. The flavor is a bit heavier on the roast and char than some of the other varieties. Not all that much sweet malt flavor or spirit. Some whiskey and booze with moderate vanilla notes on the palate. Good, but not the best from the series.
Benzai (15126) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. Opaque black color, average to medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, bourbon and whiskey influences clearly, light vanilla and slightly alcohol. Taste malts, dark sweet raisins, bourbon, dark malts, slight sweetness, some alcohol and malt bitter mixed perfectly with the sweet bourbon. Soft velvety texture, medium to full body, soft carbonation. Delicious!
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Purs very black with a few tan bubbles. Warm caramel and dark fruit aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is smooth, oaky, caramel, dark fruit and dark baking chocolate. Bourbon and vanilla? There’s so much going on that I’m not sure about those. Heat is hardly noticeable. This is a great and mellow beer.
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malt, hop, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol. Very nice beer.
Ratman197 (14372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, fruittiness, light whiskey, light vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey, dark fruit, light oak and light vanilla with a smooth lingering whiskey finish.
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with a moderate frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate, wood, dark sweet and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy wood and sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (#976, 2011), thanks to Ken at THE Eclipse tasting, 2012. It pours very dark brown, with a thin bubbly beige film. The nose is bourbon, oak, vanilla, toasted coconut, smoke, charcoal, toast, salt and caramel. The taste is roasted malt, toasted, charred wood, tar, toffee, toasted coconut, some astringency, salted caramel, liquorice, lactose, subtle dark fruit, and milk chocolate cake, with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, fine-moderate carbonation and chewy mouth-feel. Bold, yet well balanced. One of the better Eclipses of the evening.
djd07 (13689) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a dark brown and tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roasted chocolate malt. Thin mouthfeel with chocolate and sweet finish. Very good Imperial stout from 50/50.
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, smooth bourbon barrel chocolate malt with good alcohol warmth, wood extract, complex and smooth. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt, espresso coffee, smooth booze, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, #1583, 2011 vintage) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey, and dark fruit.