TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle shared at Dan’s Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). 2012 Vintage. Pours a deep dark blackish hue, dark and near opaque. Some gentle brownish glow on the edges and bottom. Firm lacing with tannish frothy head atop, laces ok. A bit spirit driven, vanilla and whiskey compliments some toast, oak, and warmth. Initial is a bit hot, medium bodied with some firm spirit, toast, roast. Mellow coffee, some toffee, vanilla, and more oak. A bit thinner and hot. Middle is a bit warm, fudgey, and roasty. A bit odd. Backend is a bit toasty, carmelized, and sweet. Some vanilla, oak, and gentle smoke. Finish is a bit sweeter and spirit driven, a touch thin. A touch hot but quite nice I think. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2012 Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with fine, moderate brown head. Some thin, stringy lacing. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, bourbon, with hints of chocolate, mild roast. Smells inviting though less intense than the 20 year Elijah Craig. Flavor is mild bourbon up front, mildly vanilla, sweet, honey, with a mild roast finish. Chocolatey, vanilla, oaky, bourbon aftertaste. The flavor is pretty good, but a bit of a let down for the price. Barrel comes across as thin. Soft carbonation, medium body, seems a little light and thin for the style. A fairly good bourbon barrel imperial stout, though I will pass on FiftyFifty next time. These eclipse imperial stouts are way overpriced. Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Aroma: raisin, dark chocolate, bourbon. Appearance: Dark brown, ruby tint. Beige and foamy head. Taste: Almost overpowering brown sugar, oak, sugary raisin. Palate: relatively thin, average carb.
Too much sweetness. This is a tongue killer. This beer is too much for two people to drink from a 1pint 60z bottle. Beardaxe (293) - - SEP 4, 2013
Well I don't know what to say about this. I respect the bourbon barrelling it's well integrated and deep, and the carbonation and mouthfeel are spot on. But whoa boy, is it sweet. Way too sweet. One note sweet. It's hard to start and hard to finish. So cloying that it made my tongue feel like it does after I drink a can of coke.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Un brownies liquide avec un glaçage à la vanille et des notes de petits fruits. Le corps soyeux et velouté des eclipse y est encore une fois.
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2013
bomber shared. poured almost black with off white head. thick and rich and full flavored. deep dark roasted malts, chocolate possibly some coffee and hints of licorice. the flavor in this full bodied beer is so damn good..the bourbon barrel mixed with chocolate dark malts and licorice on the back end was absolutely exquisite. thanks todd Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Pours black with low beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, sugar. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Very nice chocolate. Good brew. Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2013
This is a surprisingly fantastic beer. Really rich and heavy in cocoa, vanilla, oak, coffee, and just enough sweetness. Quite sweet in a good way and really great. Ataraxia (531) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Ink black, thin beige lacing. A bit hot on the nose, strong bourbon aroma, bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, coffee grounds, vanilla, sweet raisins, and charred oak. Blend of honey sweetness and bourbon bitterness. Full-bodied, fairly viscous, but just a bit too much carbonation. Finish is warming from the booze and a little bitter. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Thanks to a trade Fantastic bottle, brownie doughy flavors, vanilla, love it this is great.