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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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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 41
Gots: 15 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SadMachine, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

lupercmda, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

mrebeka, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Kurmaraja, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

barczar, Dec 10, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DaPan, May 19, 2014
Photo of nrbw23
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

nrbw23, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%

beergorrilla, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

buschbeer, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of jzeilinger
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(A big thank you to alelover for sending this one!)

A - Pours oil black in color with a minimal caramel colored ring of lacing and is very sticky when the glass is swirled.

S - Expresso, coffee beans, dark roasted chocolate, and light char and vanilla bean.

T - This is a glass of dark roasty bold flavor. From start to finish coffee beans, expresso, and dark roasted chocolate with no heat on the finish, any bitterness at the end comes from dark roasty chocolate and is not big or long lingering. Somewhere in the middle some vanilla and cream comes to the surface and just about completely fades before the roasted malt finish.

M - Thick, full bodied, chewy, creamy, and very light carbonation.

O - This is a very well brewed beer...seek this one out.

jzeilinger, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Bierguy5, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a light brown head and a little lacing

S-chocolate, coffee, molasses,dark fruit, dark malt

T-dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, coffee

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth

O-decent stout, but flavors just a little awkward together and a little on the sweet side, not in a class with FBS

MDDMD, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MinorThreat, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Lukass, May 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

ajzy, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Stevedore, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

nlmartin, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

JimmyFlatRock, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
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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4/5  rDev -7%

khargro2, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerBucks, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hooliganlife, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Urbancaver
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
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!

Urbancaver, Nov 02, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

kristougher, Apr 17, 2014
Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.