kraddel (8885) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2017 Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz waxed bomber pours with a dark mahogany body supporting a mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up booze, roasted malts, chocolate brownie, kind of rye like whiskey notes and then more booze at the end of the draw. The taste hits all at once with dark roasted malts, chocolate, sweet whiskey, a mild tart like rye whiskey note and then earthy booziness. Another sip brings up some mild barrel wood char too. Pretty darn nice.
At the great eclipse tasting. 2012 version ( as it’s the only version so far ) . Pours black, instantly fading off-white head. Smell is not as clear as the other versions. Some roastyness. Taste is very full, creamy whiskey, strong boozyness. Sharp, even ’feels’ boozy. Thick body, low carbo. Grainy, very roasty. gregwilsonstl (2660) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Smells like booze. Lots of whiskey smell. Chocolate. Lots of oak. Medicinal. Good not great. tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma is fruity raisins dried figs roasted malty sweet vanilla. Flavor is as aroma nicely bitter and roasted some coffee. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage 2012: Served in a taster:
Black body with almost no head/lacing.
Aroma has a good amount of bourbon and whiskey with some earthy and woody tints. Roast and soy. Even some aftershave.
Flavour is roasty with whiskey, wood, bitter, brown sugars, light wood roast, light mocha/hopjes (Dutch candy)...
Aftertaste is is bitter, sweet, whiskey, brown sugars...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
More sweet... Benzai (16682) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. 2012 vintage. Opaque black color, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, nice whiskey influence coming through, lightly vanilla. Taste malts, firm whiskey flavor, quite bitter finish actually. Quite heavy as expected. Medium to full body and firm carbonation.
DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. 2012 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Deep brown with small tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, oak, bourbon. Very good. Tasted alongside the Eclipse: Elijah Craig 12 Year and found the Bernheim to be more smooth and polished, which is likely due to my preference for wheat-based bourbons. PotjeBier (3734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle from an IP trade with richiesd, shared with JulienHuxley and Borresteijn. Almost black color. Light beige head. Aroma’s of red fruit, berries, whiskey, sweetness. Retronasal it’s moderate sweet, whiskey, vanilla, oak. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, chocolate. Rather strong alcohol feel. Body is medium to full. Long lasting finish, sweet, roasted. Great stuff! Borresteijn (7491) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
75cl Bottle, thanks Potje! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of sweet whisky, vanilla, wood, prunes, liquorice, soy, roasted malts. Flavour is sweet, malty, roasted malts, whisky, vanilla, soy, liquorice, light fruity, bittersweet finish. Medium to full bodied. Really good. JulienHuxley (5949) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle shared by Potjebier. Oily thick black pour with thin off white foam with light lacing. Aroma is chocolaty, light umami, light roastiness, lightly boozy lots of whisky, chocolate. Taste is sweet, quite mellow, surprisingly low booziness, rich chewy sweet malts. Palate is smooth good carbonation, full body. Very tasty. Ratman197 (15354) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon and a hint of oak with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.