jackl (8212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle @ THE Eclipse Tasting. White waxed bottle #1511. Cheers to Bruce for bringing this along! The pour’s deep brown with a tiny tan head. The nose is soft toffee, rum raisin cake, woody bourbon and sweet treacle. The taste is toasted wood, rustic roasted malts. Hints of sweet marshmallow and plums. Light chocolate. The finish is slightly hot bourbon, touches of vanilla. The body’s big and oily, smooth. Overall, a very nice imperial stout. I thought this edged the 12 year edition by a nose. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz. white waxed bottle served in a CBS snifter. 2011 vintage, bottle # 4685.
A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. Soapy lace is left down the glass.
S: Very smooth bourbon, some nice roasted malts, toasted marshmallow and sweet milk chocolate. Very balanced and the barrel is well integrated.
T: The taste is pretty similar to the nose. Really nice smooth and semi sweet bourbon. Some milk chocolate with a great barrel presence. Some light oak, but nice vanilla and caramel sweetness. There is a great roasted malt bitterness as well. The finish is nice and sweet.
M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation. Very creamy mouthfeel with a sweet finish.
O: The is definitely the best of Eclipse variants. Great barrel presence and everything is perfectly integrated. Very nice.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-07-2012 zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
bottle shared by Matt at Dadtoberfest! deep, dark and tasty. ton of bourbon and chocolate malts, oaky goodness and some campfire notes. Brown sugar sweetness and finishes with some boozey warmth. Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2011 vintage, bottle #1759. Okay where do I even start? Fucking awesome! Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is a complex array of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, chocolate and anise. Flavors of bourbon, chocolate, black licorice, charred oak and soy sauce. Full bodied with just a slight carbonation. Great finish. Beaver (1807) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2012
22 oz bottle, bottle 3768 / 2011. Pours brown black with a small dark brown head that quickly foes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.
fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012
The aroma is sweet molasses and dark fruits with a lot of sharp whiskey.
The flavor is roasted malts and sweet sugary dark fruits with a lot of sharp burnt alcoholic whiskey. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, it’s too sweet and boozy for me. It does mellow some as it warms, but still very sweet.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.
Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol - buzzy, dark chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, vanilla, dark malt, coconut, bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel islight to moderate alcoholic. 
22oz bottle - labeled as 18 yr.
Deep black brew with some tan head. Nose of whiskey, oak, vanilla, and some roast. Chocolate and roast - sweet finish. Lots of vanilla and wood. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(22oz bomber during RBWG) clear dark brown with oily tan bubbles. Nose fo vanilla, whiskey, milk chocolate, decadent. Taste of graham cracker, vanilla, rich chocolate, so decadent, maybe a bit too sweet, even for a malthead. BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2012
At small epic tasting in Kulminator thx Bill !! DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Head: small, dark espresso
Smell: lots of oak, vanilla, bourbon, some booze, some roasted malts
taste: coffee blended with notes of booze, bourbon, vanilla extract and caramel, very nice !
Bottle shared at Bavarian Lodge with my new best friend in the whole world whatsisname. Even with soapy hands from the washroom, I can smell the tiny glass at arm’s length. HEAVY alcohol nose, with sides of licorice and brandy. Solid black color, what else. If there was ever a head in this beer pour, it tucked itself between its legs to kiss its butt goodbye. Taste is thick and fully malted out, like biting into a frozen Charleston Chew. Michael Rosenow says he finds prunes in it. I say prunes, raisins, maybe even some figs. Surprisingly, I did not consider the whiskey notes, perhaps I did not know this was a barrel-aged Eclipse. But I’m happy to find Todd has amped up his recipe since I last had it years ago at Flossmoor Station.