tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
How: Bottle (22 oz) at tasting. Shared by hackobock, thanks!
TimE (6275) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
>>> A tasty fudge forward bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout.
+ Fudge/chocolate is the dominant flavor but it is well surrounded by bourbon, vanilla and caramel
+ Interesting palate with a full body and soft carbonation that add to the thick oily impression of the mouthfeel. Nice alcohol warmth
− There’s some ashes notes that doesn’t fit well in the flavor profile
− It doesn’t have the depth and cohesion from the best of the style
Flavors: Chocolate / fudge, bourbon, vanilla, ashes, coffee, caramel, alcohol
P itch black color. Tons for bourbon from start to finish. Big bad all the way through. Very smooth and rich. My fav of the Eclipses. thirdeye11 (6162) - 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. JulienHuxley (5982) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
White wax bottle. Opaque black pour with intense, lacy creamy tan head. Strong powerful bourbon aroma, very chocolaty, roastiness is pretty well absent, rich layered vanilla, bourbon woody notes, light spiciness. Taste is very sweet, molasses, licorice, bourbon and dark chocolate. Quite decadent. Palate is well constructed, rich, and mellow, nice alcohol warmth and well dosed carbonation. A bit over-done, but still quite tasty. Christos (5909) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 20 Year Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% printed on the bottle. White wax, marked BR1/2012
Black coloured body, small and a bit thin dark beige head on top, with average retention.
Aroma has heavy bourbon, liquorice, soy sauce, alcohol.
The taste has lots of bourbon too, wood, liquorice, plenty of alcohol, roasted malts on the finish, soy suace again, quite sweet all in all.
Thick body, soft carbonation, very sticky on the palate.
Garrold (5839) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Cotteridge Beano v2. Dark brown. Tan head. Rich chocolate. Chocolate cherry. Smooth, rich and boozy. Big hitter this one, and one of my favourites on the day. Mr_Pink_152 (5768) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge 2. Black colour with a tan head, Aroma bourbon, smooth chocolate, roasted coffee. Taste smooth and silky. BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2014 65cl, at 9.5%Vol, Vintage 2012 (with white wax), new exclusive American brew, with honey, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/sweet and slightly woody/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive! Ktwse (5675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of muscovado, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, just wow... Taste is big, bold barrel sweet, dark dried fruit and peats, booze, long sweetish boozy chocolate and sugar finish. Body is rich, thick and creamy with soft carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JohnnyJ (5571) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 Bottle at Stone Oakquinox 2012. Thick pitch black pour, small brown head. Milk chocolate, raisin, strong vanilla character, note of coconut, candy bar, and bourbon warmth. Fairly smooth, and really melded together well. I think this has been their best effort.