JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle #2516 shared by a friend for rating #3,000. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak, dark fruit and honey. Chocolate and vanilla flavor up front, then some dark fruit and bourbon before a brandy-ish finish. Heat was very manageable, likely due to the 2 years spent in the barrel. Spectacular. Cunningham (7961) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Thick oily black body with a small beige head. Powerful nice aroma. Chocolate, oak, vanilla and a bit fruity. Oh yeah I can sip on this all evening. What a lovely brew. Nice balance. Chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla and mild fruity flavor. More please. Dangerously well masked alcohol. White wax.drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2012
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]
22 ounce thanks to adnielsen. Big black pour. Chocolate in the nose. Bourbon totally in the body. Not too heavy a beer. But that bourbon really carries it. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2011 bottle 4156 thank to billshmeinke alongside a glass of the EC18 Bourbon and a bottle of the 2008 Pappy Van Winkle Eclipse and the 2011 Buffalo Trace Eclipse. Also sampled on tap. Pours with a pitch black body and a lasting tan head with good lace. Aromas are rich, cola, almond, nutty, vanilla, dark fruits, vanilla and fudge. Very rich and decadent. Medium vanillin and oak with rich brown sugar notes. Very refined. Flavors are of vanilla, cola, dates, tannin to balance, fudgy, light smoke, currants. Full bodied and creamy with lasting raisinated flavors. Really, really good! Better than the 2008 Pappy Eclipse at this point. A lot better!
RichTheVillan (7850) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at CWC II; dark black pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has mellow bourbon and some roasted malts, taste has roast, dark fruits, some bourbon, very nice.
Sledutah (7530) - Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle (2011, #631) shared by slowrunner77, thanks Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts, vanilla, chocolate bourbon. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, bourbon, woody, vanilla and chocolate
2011 bomber (white wax). Poured deeper brown with a short-lived smoked beige head. The aroma picked up peppery bourbon, tobacco, and vanilla over warm cocoa and lesser molasses.. spicy and well-balanced. The flavor opened with a peppery bourbon kick, with warm cocoa, vanilla, and a touch of coffee following.. strong, long-lasting finish with coffee, cocoa, and lovely bourbon and vanilla-ey barrel notes. Heavy-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.. balance was solid, and this held up very well. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Nice full bourbon, oak, sweet aromas. Sweet vanilla, chocolate, oak and bourbon flavors. Sweet up front, warming on the back end. Nisse666 (7413) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
Sampel at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg
AR: toffe, coffey, bourbon vanilla, dark chocolate
AP: dark brown body, wee to na head
F: wee alcholic, coffey, whiskey/bourbon vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, warming feeling - great brew! Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This smells so nice. Bold coffee, whiskey, dark fruit. This tastesvas good. Big whiskey flavor. Coffee. Dark fruit. So smooth but so big.