DenverLogan (1230) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2017 Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up molasses, dark roasted malts, a touch of chocolate and a light degree of boozy barrel notes. The taste delivers chocolate notes, dark roasted malts, a bit of molasses and then a thin smooth bourbon sensation. This is solid and rich and a supper sipper.
From a blue wax covered 22 oz bottle. Pours black with small brown head and lace. Aroma of whiskey, dark chocolate, dark malts & oak. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasty malts, bourbon, minerals, slight honey. Overall big, bold, rough for the uninitiated but utterly delicious! kraddel (8584) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle at the eclipse madness tasting.
Pours black, small to no head. Smell is intense bourbon, mild grainy, some boozyness. Taste is full, roasty malts, mild sweetness. bit of booze. Intense bourbon flavors, vanilla intensity. Good body, low carbo. Nice jbruner (5008) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2017
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin bubbly tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of mild vanilla barrel character and a hint of mild soy oxidation, light chocolate maltiness. Taste follows, this barrel is not my favorite, and I feel like age took a little bit away from it. Tmoney99 (14755) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, vanilla and bourbon aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is another solid beer. alexsdad06 (10586) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2016
22 oz. bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Nose is chocolate, bourbon, roast, oak, vanilla and dark fruits. Flavors are the same. This was not quite as smooth and showed more woody qualities. Still pretty nice treatment.
Christos (5862) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
(FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5%, BR1/2012 on the bottle.
Black coloured body with one finger of thick dark brown head on top, average retention.
Aroma of liquorice, olive pit, some bourbon but not as strong as I expected.
Taste is mildly sweet, with light bourbon, soft alcohol, chocolate notes, light roasted character, a bit of vanilla too every now and then.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Erzengel (9079) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2016
Smooth fresh beginning. Nice smooth brown malt with a smooth alcoholic whisky in the background. As the whisky is not too distinctive here, the beer is in total a bit flat in aroma. The Imperial Stout is great smooth and round, but the wood is soft in the background and the whisk is only in its alcoholic aroma there. The beer is a bit sweetish as there is no real counterpart. The aftertaste is wood with smooth sweetish milk chocolate. Koelschtrinker (20772) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Intensiv malziger Beginn, dabei süß mit Kaffeenoten. Die Schokoladigkeit nimmt zu, vollmundig, etwas würzig, minimal bitter. Intensiver Nachhall, geringfügig alkoholisch. Würzig, zum Ende deutlich alkoholisch. 10/11/11/11/12/11
Beerhunter111 (21774) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch süß röstmalzig, holzig, Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, Honig, Karamell, schokoladig, alkoholisch. bytemesis (8792) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle, 2012. Pours opaque black with a smallish tan head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasted chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla. Flavor is fully sweet and light bitter, lots of bourbon, but not overpowering. Nice blend of stout and barrel here. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. One of the good ones.