kraddel (8603) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3121) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Bottle (2012) side by side with 2012 Elijah craigh 12y Pours black, no real head. Smell is grainy bourbon. Taste is more subtile than the 12y. much vanilla, oak, bit sweet. very nice. MUCH better than the 12y mR_fr0g (12916) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle shared at Cotteridge convention 05/03/2016. Many thanks to the Osprey. A dark brown coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is brown sugars, vanilla, spicy bourbon, smooth oak. Flavour is composed of full on dark choc, toasteed cocout, bounty bar, smoothy bourbon and oak. Slightly tangy in the finish. Palate is full and viscous, moderate carbonation, . Lingering toasted coconut. Really nice. Sledutah (7753) - Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle (2011, #631) shared by slowrunner77, thanks GlasgowTAD (1873) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2017
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
Bottle at pre-amble to Slayfest. Pours black with minimum brown head which soon recedes. Aroma is vanilla, oak, bourbon, fudge. Taste is honey sweet, little cocoa bitter, caramel sweet, a hint of coffee, sweet milk chocolate. Medium body with silky mounthfeel. MrSquash (155) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Aroma is tons of bourbon and American oak with some chocolate in the background. Flavor is very boozy with heavy heavy bourbon and bittersweet chocolate. Flows fairly smooth with a noticeable alcohol warmth.
Cybercat (5962) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours opaque sable with a thin buff head. Aroma delivers intense roast malt, oak, honey, bourbon and coffee tones. Flavor features roasted malt, bourbon-infused oak, coffee and subtle honey tones. Mouthfeel offers firm body and strong, lively fizz. Get eclipsed! Christos (5862) - 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.
Pretty good. olsvammel (7256) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty smell with oak, bourbon and toasted sugar. Similar taste, sweet. A bit boozy, like they added a shot of bourbon. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2016
22, capped and waxed. Thanks, J! Wow, what an awesome unexpected treat. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy burnt tan head that goes away quickly. Big sweet nose, like milk and chocolate chip cookies except the milk is a wet bourbon barrel, so it adds apricots and vanilla. Creamy thick body, minimal carb but still present and dimensional. Chocolate chip cookies, apricot, and vanilla on the mid palate. Long sweet finish but not at all cloying. Bule (2228) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
22oz bottle of 2011. Second tasting of my very first eclipse, 4 years on. Smith maltiness. Bourbon is smooth and rich. Sticky sweetness.