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Total Eclipse - Brewmaster Jack

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewmaster Jack visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 12-21-2012)
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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a dark brown color, approaching black, decent sized light brown head but no lacing is left on the glass.

Smell is a mix of roasted malt and a heavy hand of molasses, touches of cocoa.

Taste starts out with the roasted malt front, cocoa has a much larger flavor presence, light toasted aspect, rye isn't too strong or spicy like it can be, carbonation is soft but ample, body is medium neither too thick or thin.

Nothing stands out to make this porter break from the pack but it is well crafted and satisfying.

deltatauhobbit, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Woo-Woo-Dogs
4.9/5  rDev +31%

Woo-Woo-Dogs, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7%

paulish, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Celtics334
4/5  rDev +7%

Celtics334, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

rderedin, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It was a hot humid day today, but now I'm sitting in the cool AC, and have some work to do, so this should sit nicely. Bottled 2/17/14, a few months old but not one that needed to be fresh so hopefully still nice.

Pours a super dark thick mocha colored creamy frothy 1/2 finger head that retains nicely, leaves some nice lacing as well, adn long legs on the sides even, pretty much no light getting through that murky black mess.

Nose brings chocolate right off, cocoa dust, mocha, a little roasted malt darkness and touch of roasted coffee, a mild fluffy marshmallowy nougat carafa like note, with some caramel and nutty aromas, a mild toasty biscuit note in the middle, and just a touch of a spicy rye in the background.

Taste starts creamy like there is lactose in there, but a bit thin at the same time surprsingly, then into mocha and cocoa again, some creamy mild chocolate and cocoa dust, with some mild roasted malt notes and roasted coffee, into more of that biscuit and toasted malt characters. As it warms a little fluffy nougat note but not much, touch of caramel, faint nutty note as well. A bit of a mild earthy hop bitterness in the middle, a touch of grassy and spicy notes, and very faint spicy rye that I really have to search for. Finish is creamy but dry, touch sticky, bit more bitterness as earthy hops and a touch of spicy rye come through, more cocoa, roasted malt, and caramel like malt notes lingering.

MOuth is med bod, a bit thick and creamy feeling but at the same time feels thin for what is actually there, strange, with decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice big porter flavors, very stouty actually, with nice cocoa, roast, caramel, dark malts, toasty, etc, and a nice hop character that backs it up doesn't take the forefront. Wish the rye came through a bit more, but I think it sits nicely subdued a bit in this beer. Only real issue is that despite feeling creamy and fluffy it feels a bit thin on the base like it's missing something. Otherwise nice solid tasty beer.

jlindros, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Ecxeeder616, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

civicm87, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

DrunkinYogi, May 23, 2014
Photo of dental
4/5  rDev +7%

dental, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of steve8robin
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

steve8robin, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours opaque black with a half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of toasted malt, light chocolate and coffee and slight lactose. Flavor is toasted malt, milk chocolate, lightly charred coffee a light spicy fruitiness from the rye and mild milky lactose, nicely balanced. Medium bodied with some light creaminess, good for this moderate ABV. A nice porter with a pretty tasty variety of flavors. The rye presence is not that noticeable as a component, but seem to add an interesting light spicy flavor the otherwise toasty, lightly charred malt background. I'm pleased with this much flavor from a standard strength porter. A gift from my sister, but if I ever saw it again, I'd grab it.

LiquidAmber, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of jofat
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jofat, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +7%

AnitaBrewski, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of prisdefer
4/5  rDev +7%

prisdefer, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of berkshire413
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

berkshire413, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

trevorpost, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of obninsk23
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got $5.00 1PT 6OZ bottle in a local store.
In the glass looks and smells nice, not as dense as Guiness. Color is pitch black, as we say in Russia - "lights out". It's rye - definitely can tell after first sip. Bottle says "contains lactose" - I do feel milk taste in a very nice way. I like the foam on top stays for long pronouncing creaminess of this delicious beer.

obninsk23, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +7%

Kelp, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1 inch head, opaque, black colored, with high carbonation

Smell: BOSCO, char, and light cream

Taste: cream and rye seed throughout with char, milk chocolate, and light white bread

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet with char bitterness, moderate carbonation

Overall: Interesting super smooth brew that tastes a lot better than it smells. The beer gets a lot better as it warms as the rye seed becomes more pronounced. I would get this again.

tigg924, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Durge, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Busker, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

BradMacMullin, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

msondel, Oct 19, 2013
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Total Eclipse from Brewmaster Jack
84 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.