anataxi (1) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2011 does not count
A true rarity The bourbon smell and taste is strong but strangely dose not over power the other things going on in this beer vanilla, oak, molasses, chocolate and dark berry unreal! gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle at Justinís apartment, except not, because he had to move due to a water pipe bursting. Looks like a standard imperial stout, but the aroma is all booze,leather and dirt. Taste is leather, dark fruit, dirt, and BOOZE!!! Absolutely full of greatness. Cherries, dark fruit, booze, and earth. Amazing. Thanks Justin.
Chris callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Bold black body. Thin creamy khaki cap.
S: Lots of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and chocolate. A lot going on, but not distinguishable from other big, complex stouts.
T: Wow-moment complexity. The bourbon is assertive in flavor, but not heat. Lots of chocolate to go with the bourbon notes and maybe even a little cola flavors.
M: Hearty, but smooth and not burdensome. Nice bold finish-no heat.
O: Top notch. Really puts the Vanilla and Regular to shame (both of which were way too hot and noxious for my liking). Right there with the Coffee in terms of sheer enjoyment. Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2011
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 Bottle pours black and oily with thin tan head. Aroma bourbon and vanilla. Taste with strong bourbon with vanilla, chocolate, tiny bit of roast. Prolonged alcohol finish. Palate thick and smooth, a touch sticky. Alcohol very evident. Basically this is aged Bourbon County Stout with a better and smoother bourbon. Liked the Coffee Stout better but itís really a matter of taste at this level. Really good. gregthekeg14 (49) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
vanilla,booze, molasses, tobacco, ash. black color with tan head. heat, molasses, vanilla, booze, toffee. heat and well bodied
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
22. Thanks, ebay. I appreciate the opportunity to hemorrhage cash into you. Pours black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that doesnít stick around for too awfully long. Big sweet chocolate and vanilla nose. Sweet, creamy, and roasty. Very bourbony. Smells like BBQ. Sticky thick fairly lively body, given the style, but very thick and rich. Roast, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, maple, and bbq on the mid-palate. Sweet, roasty finish. Nice big thick BA impy. steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours a dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is complex vanilla, bourbon, licorice, chocolate. Taste is sweet caramel. Chocolate, vanilla and mild booze. Very good palate, lots of heat. Overall an excellent brew. birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2011
Pours black, almost more like a super-rich brown with a small but stubborn head.
Strong bourbon scent but within it are deep, rich malt scents. Dark chocolate, dark fruits, and black licorice.
Taste is so smooth! Immensely rich taste but allowing for big sips too. Mellow caramel with raisins, figs, and dark chocolate, all imbued with bourbon. And the bourbon is smooth too. No bitter, no smacking, only ever so slightly boozy.
Rich, mellow, smooth, and huge. What a unique and special treat to enjoy this beer. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
Tasted at the mikes gi vertical. Nose is high sharp alcohol. Smooth bourbon. Taste massive alcohol bomb with oak and hints of cherries waaaaay in the top and back. Massive alcohol. Lots of movement but lords hotness. Super glad I got to try this one. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 Sampled @ RBWG...not sure who brought this but THANKS!!! Had this side-by-side with all of the Eclipses including PVW and it did more than hold its own. Squid ink with a small chestnut film that quickly slides to the sides forming a ring around the inside of the glass. Smooth and silky bourbon, vanilla, fudge, pudding, bakerís chocolate, dark fruit and oak. You can definitely tell that this has been aged for 2-years and using high caliber bourbon...all of the rich flavors are present without harsh, off, or hot qualities. Extremely complex. Liquid velvet in terms of consistency. World Class!!! BUMP!!!