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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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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 40
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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Photo of williamjbauer
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
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
Photo of meetyouoverboard
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

meetyouoverboard, May 14, 2013
Photo of ddedhed
4.75/5  rDev +11%

ddedhed, May 11, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Lukass, May 10, 2013
Photo of xdefeatsy
4.75/5  rDev +11%

xdefeatsy, May 09, 2013
Photo of JDD419
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JDD419, May 08, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Gonzoillini, May 05, 2013
Photo of BobSacamano12
4.75/5  rDev +11%

BobSacamano12, May 04, 2013
Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
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
Photo of mjw1200
5/5  rDev +16.8%

mjw1200, May 02, 2013
Photo of alelover
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

alelover, May 01, 2013
Photo of srgj88
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

srgj88, May 01, 2013
Photo of Christian1
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
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
Photo of riemster
4.75/5  rDev +11%

riemster, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.75/5  rDev +11%

leprechaunandfatman, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Mtooman
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Mtooman, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Dinkel
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of homebruontap
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

homebruontap, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of nitter
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

nitter, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of jaksytaw
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, I'm a stout lover and very hard to please! With that said, this is one of the best stouts I have ever had. Right up there with Founders Breakfast Stout which is hard to do. I tried this at the Big Beers and Barleywine. I had never heard of Maumee brewery before and I'm sure glad I stopped and tried it because it was awesome. Planning on making a 3 hour trip to their Microbrewery in November to fill a few growlers of this. This is a must try if you have a chance.

jaksytaw, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of abankert12
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

abankert12, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of pogoowner
4/5  rDev -6.5%

pogoowner, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout
Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Style: American Double / Imperial Stout
ABV: 8.60 %

LOOK: Pitch black, off white tan head. Plenty of lacing, brown lacing at that.

SMELL: Chocolate, oats, coffee, and roasted/peat smoked malts.

TASTE: Decadent chocolate, bitter coffee rounds, rich roasted malt flavors all upfront. There is a good balance between the cocoa sweetness and coffee bitterness. Oats lend to the smoothness of feel and richness in taste.

FEEL: Silky smooth, creamy, low carbonated, robust finish.

OVERALL: A high quality coffee stout from Maumee Bay. Definitely recommended.

Stinkypuss, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of bishocr
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

bishocr, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.