The bar formerly contaminated with trace amounts of poisonous heavy metals (the apothecary inside Dagoba doing some reverse-alchemy: transforming gold into lead) has undergone a rehaul since the tainted batch recall. In the aftermath to re-working the formula, the improvements show in several ways, among them some skills just leapfrogging the years compared to Eclipse’s earlier versions, which had a fashionable but overpowering Valrhonic ferment. Where it once just sprayed sour grapes, it now interplays with far more finesse & precision between some pretty dark sinister forces & the agents of citric light. Who eclipses whom in this battle is up to the ‘decider’.
Appearance 3.8 / 5
|Color:||midnight -brown w/ purple burgundy|
|Snap:||loud enough to be felt|
Aroma 7.1 / 10
bletted rotting berries (black/rasp) / knockin’ sour cherries -> cedar/pine/clove –> recessed coconut; tobacco/cheese funk on the edges
Mouthfeel 12.2 / 15
|Melt:||... amazingly collapses into rich flesh|
Flavor 43.3 / 50
kick starts on dark molasses/Jamaican allspice -> background cedar/pine woods produce relentless but tolerable bitters thru-out -> unexpected & welcome orange/lime mist -> long fab mocha finish
Quality 17.7 / 20
Weird collide-escope of flavors within a really narrow tunnel of taste. For this level strength the butter-to-mass ratio generates supple-muscle FXs.