Boutip (6372) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bourbon and rich black chocolates is very soothing. Taste is also dominated rich black chocolate notes with some medium bourbon notes with really rounds off the rough or bitter edge of the base stout. Body is full with nice oily and creamy texture with good carbonation with alcohol not that apparent in this version. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Sharply bourbon strong nose, apples, woody with soft hints of vanilla too. Black pour with cola edges thinnish beige head. Bourbon, vanilla, wood, darker malts, some chocolate, tons of bourbon, like a shot was poured into the beer. Super boozy, thin body. Wow I could have let this sit for a while. reebtogi (6261) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
650ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves some nice lacing rings on the glass. Aroma is dominated by bourbon with hints of chocolate and licorice. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted grain and coffee bitterness finishing with the bourbon and a healthy alcohol burn. Medium bodied with some mild carbonation. Much more complex and tasty than I can put into words. Very nicely done brew that suits the style very well and is highly recommended. jfb (6256) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
(bottle) pours black in colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of heavy brown sugar, toasted malts, vanilla, cinnamon and dark chocolate, with a hint of alcohol and earth. flavour is mostly brown sugar and fudge, with lots of vanilla, chewy pale malts, light coffee and some alcohol in the finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation. dmac (6248) - 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.
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(22oz purple wax bomber #99/2009 thanks to ericandersnavy) clear ruby brown with oily khaki bubbles. Nose of honey, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate syrup. Taste of maple, alcohol, vanilla bean, honey, milk chocolate, bourbon that’s complex and delicious. Silky smooth mouthfeel. zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of whiskey, caramel, chocolate, brandy, vanilla, wood, flavor of whiskey, wood, chocolate, zesty, medium to full bodied. Great JK (6146) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Black. Some bourbon in the aroma. Heavily roasted malt. Heavy palate. Not much bourbon in the flavor at all. It finishes dry. tom10101 (6081) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by hoppypocket, thanks Sir! Black with a medium diminishing brown head and little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, boozy notes, oak and very light fruity notes. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying, especially considering it’s from the Eclipse series) with caramel, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, oak and light bitter finish (from the coffee?). Full bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel; the beer isn’t extra thick though. Good balance. Quite complex. Another decadent Eclipse! Pyrmir (6078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
Bomber bottle vintages 2012 and 2013. Near black with tan head. Aroma is boozy, soft, liquorice and bourbon. Taste is balanced, lots of bourbon, barrel, alcohol and dried fruits with a boozy finish.
2013: Aroma has some additional solventy notes. Taste is boozier and has solventy notes. (score 7 4 6 4 14)