Travlr (24841) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Draft. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Nice aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate. Taste has dark fruit, cocoa, vanilla. Tasty. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color, nearly black, with a finger’s worth of tan head.
S: Lots of roasted malts, vanilla, and chocolate. The bourbon provides a nice booze note and some oak, too.
T: The roasted character is quite intense on the palate, giving off an almost charred flavor. Underneath there is a good chocolate flavor, some hints of caramel and vanilla, and bourbon.
M: The body is a little on the thin side from an imperial stouts. A moderate carbonation to go with it.
D: A pretty nice imperial stout, though I would have actually preferred a bit more bourbon character (surprisingly). argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Draft. Medium brown head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, light chocolate, faint cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some caramel, light chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth musky chocolate, light soy sauce, a bit salty, not bad. In mouth, a nice smooth and bitter chocolate, with toasted coffee beans, not very bourbon barrel-like but good nonetheless. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011. Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 5/26/11. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Huge whisky notes in the aroma. Almost too much. Also some chocolate, maple, and a faint bitter hop finish. The taste is roasted malts, nutty notes, whisky, chocolate and a leafy hop finish. Medium bodied.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
LCBS 2010. Dark brown pour, rich tan head. Aroma is pure on top shelf bourbon, vanill and chocolate. Light roast. Flavor is creamy, sweet bourbon, rich oak, vanilla and toffee. Another beauty. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Name: Total Eclipse Stout, BA
Date: December 11, 2009
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: light sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma on top of the roasted stout
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of bourbon and vanilla adds depth, touch of sour mash tartness, light fumes from the bourbon
Name: Total Eclipse Stout, BA
Date: September 16, 2011
Source: thirsty monk
huge bourbon in this batch, lots of roasted balanced by the caramel and vanilla,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting, Wynkoop Brewery 25/09/2009
Big vanilla and some woody aroma. Beige head. Black very smooth on the palate and strong in alcohol with a little bitterness in a crisp and very dry coffee roast finish. solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
I’m not a huge barrel fan, but then again I can’t really see what the barrel adds to this beer. Especially using the Pappy - you’ve gotta figure if you use these barrels it should be well-employed. Finishes lightly sour. Some dark chocolate - not a huge beer. Tap at Churchkey. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Several pints at Sexual Chocolate Day 2010. Pours a watery, opaque black with a thin, slightly beige head. Aroma is mild, nutty, vanilla, milk chocolate as things warmed up. Flavor is very well balanced, sweet, vanilla, bourbon, wood, a little coffee, a little brown sugar, again more milk chocolate when it warmed up. Finish is sweet and smooth. This was really well balanced but honestly needed to come to room temperature to show what it really had.