bu11zeye (13029) - 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.
Dogbrick (12770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing 2011 vintage bottle during his 50th birthday bash. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium thin foamy tan head that recedes gradually. Short strings of lacing. The aroma consists of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of chocolate, black cherry and bourbon. The finish is roasty with a dark chocolate and bourbon aftertaste. Enjoyable beer overall.
thewolf (12487) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet malts, tar, red wine, coffee, dark chocolate, port, oak. Low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has dark chocolate, port, sherry, light red wine, oak, vanilla aplenty, vinious. Quite dry and warming finish.
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz, copper waxed bottle. 2011 Vintage, bottle # 90. Poured a dark brown color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of wood/oak, chocolate, and whiskey. Tastes of whiskey (more than aromas), chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruits, and smoke.
Sammy (11968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Stone’s Brewery Bistro and Gardens. Bartender’s recommendation for choice. Complex, some coffee,roasty aroma, above-average mouthfeel. Boozy. Very dark brown. Coconut and wood from barrel ageing. Bitter overall. Decent for style but overated.
slowrunner77 (11673) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Another one out of the park in the Eclipse line. Ridiculous complexity! Very nearly as good as the best I’ve ever had in this line, and that’s saying a lot. Waffling between 4.4 and 4.5. The blend has to have brandy in there somewhere, cause there is more going on than in any previous batch. Dark fruit, chocolate, cofee, vanilla, honey, obvious and various barrel influences. So stinkin smooth. Great beer!"
Meilby (11324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak and caramel. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet, chocolate, vanilla and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
daknole (11036) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amtran87 with the hookup! Dark brown pour, tan head. Coconut, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, light roast, awesome shit!!
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #659… This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The aroma offers dark chocolate intermingled with a fruity, bourbon and brandy blend. Full-bodied and oily with soft carbonation. The flavor furnishes sweet, vinous port, mocha and deeply roasted malts. A touch boozy. Finishes bittersweet, roasty and very warming. Thanks so much to richiesd for providing this world class bottle of beer!
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name: Eclipse Grand Cru
Date: March 24, 2012
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, caramel and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate and bourbon flavor, vanilla sweetness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4