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Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout - Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Total Eclipse Breakfast StoutTotal Eclipse Breakfast Stout

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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 41
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Maumee Bay Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Maumee Bay Brewing Company’s Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout is a hearty meal in a glass. As it pours, it devours the light and your glass is filled with darkness. This massive beer brewed with espresso beans (from Flying Rhino in Toledo, OH), oatmeal, and lactose offers a rich and complex taste that begs to be savored. With a smooth carbonation and luscious roasted malt flavor, you will fade to black as you slowly sip this finely crafted brew. We recommend serving at 45-50 degrees in your favorite snifter. It’s nothing but total bliss from Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

(Beer added by: buschbeer on 04-18-2010)
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Ratings: 205 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

trebud, May 29, 2013
Photo of yamar68
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks alelover!

Dark coffee brown - near black, thin khaki head settles to form a thin but stubborn cap, laces nicely.

Rich chocolate, oily coffee bean, a bit of vanilla, toffee bark, more coffee... smells like a good breakfast candidate.

Sweet roasted malt, dirty coffee flavors, chocolate and cream... delicious. This is definitely on par with Founders' take on the concept. Thanks Joel!

yamar68, May 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

diehl07, May 26, 2013
Photo of BB1313
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've had this on-tap a year or two ago, so it's nice to see how this is bottled. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with a mocha head; head fades quickly but leaves nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas are full of milk chocolate and roasted coffee. Lots of vanilla and expresso. There's some smoke and tobacco in the mix as well. Flavors are rich and bittersweet. The black coffee really does shine. The milk chocolate gives this one its sweetness. There's no heat going on. There's tons of chocolate malts as well. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied. It's still creamy, fluffy, and smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a really well done coffee stout. It's up there with the best coffee stouts out there. Recommended.

BB1313, May 26, 2013
Photo of Dirt
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Dirt, May 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dbc5, May 24, 2013
Photo of Eastside151
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Eastside151, May 24, 2013
Photo of Buckeye982
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Buckeye982, May 24, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Inky black in color, with a moderate head of dark tan foam.
Aroma-Dark roasted coffee
Taste-Black patent malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Very easygoing and smooth for the strength. More like an imperial porter than a stout if that is possible. Lucky to have this fine offering available in bottles and in my back yard, so to speak.

hosehead83, May 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

M1A2, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mattsucks, May 18, 2013
Photo of BeerBucks
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BeerBucks, May 17, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

williamjbauer, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

meetyouoverboard, May 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ddedhed, May 11, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Lukass, May 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

xdefeatsy, May 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JDD419, May 08, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Gonzoillini, May 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

BobSacamano12, May 04, 2013
Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours as advertised, a completely opaque, jet black color. Not entirely viscous, but very dark. Small, 1 finger, dark brown head.

S - Incredibly amounts of roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, and dark fruits/raisins. Very tasty smell. Almost mouth-watering

T - Again, tons of coffee--almost mocha-like. Follows quickly with very sweet chocolate, fruity in nature almost, finishing with a bitter hop bite and more coffee and dark chocolate.

M - Incredibly creamy and smooth.

Overall - Wow. This one is a game. A truly superb imperial stout. Right up there with the best of them.

BeerBuckeye, May 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

mjw1200, May 02, 2013
Photo of alelover
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

alelover, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

srgj88, May 01, 2013
Photo of Christian1
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: 12 oz bottled Poured into a 16oz snifter, Although I've had it on tap poured into a pint glass as well. It's a black to brown body with a light brown head to it . The head after a moderate pour was about one fingers worth.

S: Chocolate, Mocha Coffee, Roasted nuts Cocoa Powder, slight boozey smell in the back.

T: Just like the smell, you get a big hit of Mocha in there and finish off with a the roasted malt flavor and a light taste from the alcohol warming.

M: Moderately thick and coats the mouth, which is to be expected from this type of beer.

Overall: This is easily my favorite Ohio stouts and arguably my all time favorite of the breakfast stout style (non-bourbon aged). It's right up there with Founders Breakfast Stout for sure, it'd be interesting to have a tasting of both of them back to back. This beer along with Amarillo Brillo and Maumee Bay's IPA just went to 12oz bottles a few weeks ago which was truly thrilling, and long awaited. I hope they bottle some of more of their brewery exclusives here in the near futue.

Christian1, Apr 30, 2013
Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.