DuffMan (10270) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle brought by dfearnley to RBAG winter event, 2013 vintage. Extremely dark brown light brown head. Chocolate, burnt sugars, toasted coconut, vanilla, woody undertones. Just awesome. dfearnley (2069) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Waiting years for this. Great to finally get this in a glass. Deep, sweet, toasted malt with booziness. neepsntatties (1973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2016
On tap at the 2016 Portland Holiday Ale fest. Colour...very dark brown wth no head. Nose...boozy with toasted coconut, burnt marshmallows, vanilla creme brûlée and dark chocolate. Palate....CO2 is non existent, big shot of fruity, oaky whiskey comes next along with a generally viscous feel. The mid palate has some sharpness to go along with the sweet and teems with perfumed chocolate ganache, plum compote and vanillin. The finish is long and Bourbony. alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle sample from tasting notes. Pours black with a small beige head that was gone in 5 seconds. The aroma definitely showed the bourbon, molasses, moderately sweet malt, dark fruits, and boozy alcohol were also present. I enjoyed the flavor more than the nose. This beer was big with flavor: bourbon, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, molasses, licorice, woody, vanilla and at times a strong alcohol presence. Medium bodied and complex. Not as good as the pappy 23 imho. markextrae (4410) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
pink wax bottle shared by a friend. poured a deep dark brown colour with a tanned head. nose has roasted malts upfront, raisins, vanilla, sweet chocolate, vanilla icecream, sweet pappy bourbon. taste is quite hot and alcoholic, with big bourbon notes. mouthfeel is thick and smooth. solid imperial stout.
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
22oz bottle from a tasting. Clear deep brown pour with low foam. Nose is excellent buttery rich chocolate truffle, chocolate ganache. In flavor, this Eclipse is thankfully not too sweet or too boozy. There’s great balance between sugar, spicy dark chocolate, warming alcohol. Rich, oily palate. There’s even some faint acid balance. I thought this one was quite nice, and typically I’m not a big 50/50 Eclipse fan. KyotoLefty (10194) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle. Black with a touch of lace. Great bourbon nose, vanilla, chocolate, blackberry. Sweet flavor of whisky and berries. Super smooth, luscious body. A bit of booze in the finish. Lovely.
BuckeyeBoy (7514) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to darrel. pours out black topped with a small tan head. nose is great roast malts vanilla lost of sweetness and a great marshmallow. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness vanilla roast malts great barrel. This one is great. Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours out an oily black with minimal head. Aroma is sweet bourbon and chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and dominated by chocolate and dark fruit. My favorite eclipse variant Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bomber @ FiftyFifty Charity Tasting: Vintage : Served in a taster:
Black body with brown lacing.
Aroma is bourbon, lots of bourbon, vanilla, pudding, cream, liquor, marzipan...
Flavour is roast, bourbon, vanilla, pudding, marzipan, custard...
Aftertaste is roasty, bourbon, vanilla, marzipan!
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied.