GlasgowTAD (1898) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2017 kimjongill (207) - - JAN 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 2012 bottle, fresh. Appearance is not among my favorite stouts. Pours deep black with a thick, dark tan head. Aroma is top notch. Lots of vanilla from the bourbon and chocolate from the malt. Amazing how the bourbon notes come off as separate and not just as a singular "bourbon". Taste and mouthfeel are both spectacular. Overall, I have to knock off an additional point for value, as I feel like this beer is a bit overpriced in general. I would still put it in my top 5 stouts, though.
Pours deep brown with a fast receding brown head. Aroma is fudge, caramel, cocoa, oak. Taste is caramel sweet, fudge sweet, chocolate sweet, hint if cocoa bitter. Fudgey sweet overall. Full body mouthfeel. kraddel (8901) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2017
2013 edition on the great eclipse tasting. Pours black, first version out of the 7 we had today that actually had a big and resistant foam. Smell is dark malts and grains. Taste is intense, roasty, very roasty grains. Mildly sticky, some decent sweetness. Nice intenseity. Good body and low carbo. Nice fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle from The Gull, North Vancouver; vintage 2016Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
Black color, large beige head. Mild aroma of roasted malts and alcohol. The dark malt flavor is really good, some dark caramel, mild roastiness, very moderate sweetness, but somehow juicy, with very light barrel character, and very light vinous note in the final.
Very good, not worth the 40$ price tag though.
2016 bottle. Dark brown. Bubbly head. Chocoolate nose with a fair bit of bourbon character. Thick, sweet, and this has a touch of honey and a mellow bourbon note. Quite a woody character. Drier than many of the Ecilpses. mcberko (18998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a lovely whiskey barrel character upfront, with light roast further back. Flavour is similar, with a complex whiskey barrel character, followed by vanilla and caramel. Wonderful whiskey character, with just enough sweetness to amp the complexity up. Excellent.
fiery1 (1666) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
650ml bottle @ Jonny’s 2016 Eclipse tasting. Pours a dark mostly opaque brown colour with a thin tan head. Nose hints of sweet bourbon and molasses. Flavour is rich and complex with a semi hot finish. beerplace (2045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
650ml bottle at Jonny’s during Eclipses 2016 tasting. Pours an opaque dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is barrel, dark fruits, some leather notes. Taste is pretty the same with burnt malt notes. Good stuff, but definitely overpriced as usual, though. zvikar (6465) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Black, beige head, fruity aroma, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, fun, flavor is fruity, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, coconut, hot, fun, full body. vincentvega72 (889) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Zwart olieachtig bier met fijne schuimkraag. Lekker boozy en mooie warme volle smaak van de whiskey barrel aging. Koffie, whiskey, eik, licht gebrand. Lange warme smooth afdronk. Topbier. ciocanelu (2957) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 3, 2016
2012 vintage. Dark brown color, brown head. Aroma has lots of sweet bourbon, dark fruits, molasses, dried dates. Taste is full of dried fruits like dates and figs, bourbon is in the background, adds just some complexity without booze or sweetness. Body is quite light for the style. Really complex flavors, smooth and mellowed out.