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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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60 Reviews
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Reviews: 60
Hads: 341
Avg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 64
Gots: 46 | FT: 8
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Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Ohio, United States | website

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: buschbeer on 04-18-2010

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.
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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of RedSpecial1
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Served with a very small amount of dark tan head. Pours a dark back.

S: Strong roasted coffee note with hints of cocoa and a slight alcohol astringency.

T: A very well blended flavor profile. It starts off with a sweet and roasty blend that fades slowly with a hint of alcoholic heat.

M: A very thick, full bodied beer. It just coats the whole mouth leaving a residual amount of flavor long after you've swallowed your sip of beer.

O: This is an excellent stout: thick, rich, and flavorful. Not too complex, but it does a.few flavors very well. Definitely worth trying if you have the chance.

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Photo of barczar
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark dark brown with little deep brown highlights and a tiny toffee colored head that lingers as a pool of foam atop the tulip.

Aroma is sweet toffee, buttery caramel, a bit of alcohol, burnt sugar and slightly toasted malts. Smells nothing like a stout. Then again it's hard to smell anything other than fried in this place.

Flavor is a bit thinner than I had hoped, but given the lack of traditional roast malt and coffee aroma, I guess I should have expected that. Still, the roast malt makes itself known in the flavor throughout. Tends toward the sweet side, burnt sugar, a slight bit of coffee finish. Dark fruits creep in as it warms.

Body is tending toward the heavy side with minimal carbonation. No astringency, bit a slight slickness is evident.

Overall a pretty good deviation from the traditional roast malt dominated stout. Alcohol is evident but somewhat balanced. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at catskeller.... Since when does maumee bay distribute?!

Pours a dark dark brown. Almost black. Some nice tan head.
Smells roasty and chocolately. Lots of coffee as well. Really nice aroma! Tastes a bit bitter. Lots of roast and coffee. Nice rich chocolatey undertones. Strong. A bit boozy. Thick, very nice body. Overall a great beer!

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - black and no question. No head here. Maybe a weird pour

S - coffee and chocolate. Some dark fruits and spen grains. Vanilla?

T - big toasty coffee. Chocolate. Dak fruits. Really nice but a touch astringent

M - thick and smooth. Just about right.

O - a really nice coffee stout Wih a bit too much of an edge

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Photo of akorsak
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the cafe in the Oliver House complex.

A: The stout is black, an ebon-hued brew. The opacity is a given and a tan colored head, more brown than white, looks stately. In fact it almost looks like a nitro pour (it is, in fact, not).

S: The nose has a strong coffee aroma, dark, roasted and sweet. Oatmeal and lactic aromas add fullness and a breakfast feel.

T: Chocolate and coffee, the stout and the Flying Rhino coffee really mixing it up. Oatmeal lends a creamy smooth aspect to the ale, a lactic sweetness that the coffee takes a liking to. The milk stout aspect is very strong, a great pairing with the coffee. The stout body isn't a distraction, just a firm base for the coffee and the milk. A big shocker and maybe my favorite of the day.

M: Creamy smooth, the oatmeal and lactose really keep the ale going. The coffee is expertly added, a fuller and sweeter flavor.

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Photo of MBoydL
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first review so here we go...

Served on tap at the brewpub in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Just plain black with a carmel colored one finger head that held up well.

Smell: smells of coffee, bits of chocolate and some malty notes.

Taste: Coffee, malty, coffee, chocolate, and more coffee...in a good way. The finishing flavors are nice.

Mouth: Thick, coats the mouth like it should.

Obviously I liked it if it was worth making my first review. Need to go back and get a growler to take back to NW Indiana with me before I leave town.

Well done Maumee Bay.

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Photo of Brenden
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of beerhan
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured from my growler into my glass. I got one finger of brown head. It is black. The aroma is dark roasted malt and coffee. The taste is delicious. It has a nice coffee presence, but not a bitter, black coffee taste. It's like coffee with cream in it. It has a nice viscous mouthfeel. This is one of the best coffee stouts that I have encountered.

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Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.