Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout - Maumee Bay Brewing Company
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4.41/5 rDev +2.3%
Poured into snifter; pure black with a thin dark brown head that fades into a thin ring of foam after a few seconds. Smell is sweet fermented fruit, raisins and bananas, booze, and dark roasted coffee. Taste starts with sweet chocolate and moves into dark espresso immediately. Alcohol isn't noticeable at all, which is surprising for 9%+. The aftertaste can be a bit iffy; it seems on some sips the fermented fruit flavors combine with the bitter espresso and end up tasting like an old pb&j sandwich, but only slightly and this doesn't happen every sip.
Overall this is a great coffee stout with a huge creamy mouthfeel, awesome.
08-08-2013 15:25:35 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
4.55/5 rDev +5.6%
Bottled, served in a snifter, purchased on 5/14/13 at House of Wine in Marietta, Ohio. Shared this with the wife.
Motor oil, no light penetrates, thin half finger ecru head with Moderate retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, dark chocolate, flaked oats,and great earthy roasted coffee. Taste reminds me very much of Founders Breakfast Stout, but this beer has a little more coffee earthiness, is dank, and has a bit of grit in the mouthfeel which I am digging. A touch of tobacco, leather, this beer is complex. Low carbonation is fitting, chewy. Nice touch of warming alcohol.
Fantastic oatmeal stout, this was a very pleasant surprise. I think this beer will do very well and may get taking away on the hype train if people seek this out.
05-15-2013 18:31:11 | More by williamjbauer
3.61/5 rDev -16.2%
served on tap at the brewpub in Toledo.
Black and opaque with a hint of dark brown at the edges. Head is dark tan, has somewhat weak retention and leaves spotty lacing.
Smells and tastes rather sweet, a tad too sweet in tasting, with a pronounced toffee component. Less dark roast malt flavor than expected, and less coffee flavor than expected for a beer "infused with expresso".
Medium-light body and carbonation. Smooth.
08-06-2013 00:01:06 | More by chinchill
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
Taken home three nights ago...notes are fresh.
This one pours out a deep, rich dark brown.Surprisingly, I still get a one finger head with fair retention and light to moderate lacing on the glass.
The smell is what I was hoping for: rich, deep roasted malts with all the bittersweet dark chocolate nuances and, not to seem repetitive, but a very rich dark roast coffee presence as well.
The taste follows suit,and it's no wonder; this one is a collaboration between MBBC and a local gourmet coffee and chocolate producer, and their product is excellent. This is the combination connoisseurs and beer advocates dream of.
The mouthfeel is nearly as big, thick, rich, and robust as off the tap, though it's thinned just a little.
I'd love to sip this at any time of day, all day long. A high ABV lowers drinkability, but I'd be daring enough to hold this up against Founder's Breakfast stout or any of the big boys. It's not better (they are amazing, after all), but I can honestly say I believe it's as good.
05-28-2010 00:02:21 | More by Brenden
4.51/5 rDev +4.6%
Black as night with a creamy beige head. As it should, coffee dominates the aroma. Quite a bit of chocolate, as well. Whoa...one sip in and I am hooked. Texture as smooth as silk with just the right amount of coffee. It's there, but the chocolate, oats, and even vanilla come through. Hops add a pungent, welcome bitterness at the end. The 9.1% ABV is both surprising and sneaky. Only noticable as a pleasing warmth.
09-07-2013 00:20:31 | More by McNealc31
4.8/5 rDev +11.4%
This beer more or less comes off as being some kind of coffee milkshake. It is probably the thickest beer I have ever had but it tastes like nothing more than coffee. It smells as if one is walking down the coffee aisle at the store and looks like motor oil. There was about a half an inch caramel head as well. I did not even taste the alcohol and these just kept going down so smoothly. Blown away that Maumee Bay did something so good.
05-21-2010 02:59:33 | More by beerhan
Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.