Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout | Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Total Eclipse Breakfast StoutTotal Eclipse Breakfast Stout
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4.22/5
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Total Eclipse Breakfast StoutTotal Eclipse Breakfast Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
oh-maumeebaybrewingco.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

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 STATS
Ranking:
#2,120
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
411
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
62
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 411 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of C_Adams
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnDon
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Rich dark body, tan head, persistent with moderate lacing creeping from the ring.

S - Strong coffee acidity, toasted malt, mild minerality.

T - The open starts like the nose, coffee and chocolate, roasted malts and a sweeter line, and a subtle bitter finish.

M - Brisk, good carbonation, with a sticky feel that dries out in the finish.

O - Superb coffee stout, truly delicious and great feel for a big ABV beer.

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Photo of Unclevince
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout brewed by Maumee Bay Brewing Company, with an ABV of 9.10% This American Imperial Stout pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint beer glass. The color is a deep brown color with a nice light brown head. This brew has the look of black coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with roasted grains and malts, with a slight sweetness. You also pick up in the smell is coffee an mirror hop bitterness. There is a lot going on in Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout. Now for the taste, it is Bold with Roasted goodness. You pick up on coffee notes as well as oatmeal notes. This all mixed with roasted grains, malts, an hops. A well put together Stout. The body of this Imperial Stout is medium to heavy, but not to heavy. This brew goes down nice an smooth. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. It is really hard to pick up on the 9.10 % ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Roasted, Clean, Smooth, an Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Maumee Bay Brewing Company, did a super nice job with this brew.

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Photo of bafcats
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark body like anthracite coal and topped with a dense, creamy, light tan head. Heady aroma of sweet chocolate and cocoa powder; some dark fruit sweetness touches the nose. Incredible sweet and chocolate flavors; some vanilla and perhaps a coffee bitterness; little detectable alcohol presence; roasted grain backbone. Heavy body; thick and chewy; semi-sweet finish.

This is one outstanding breakfast stout, deep and rich with tons of depth and complexities to savor. The alcohol presence is pretty well masked by the lush sweetness and mild bitterness of chocolate and vanilla flavors and the mouthfeel just coats the palate with lingering softness and gentle sweetness. A must try from the Buckeye State...

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Photo of Nathan419
2.75/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jmar25
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of khaki, caramel-colored head. Head retention is okay with great lacing left behind. Aroma is roasted, toasted, and nutted malts with additional complexity-adding notes of chocolate, and caramel. There is a light body of medium-roast coffee as well. Roasted and nutted malts are the emphasis of the aroma. Flavor profile is roasted, and toasted malts come out first in the flavor profile and dominate the remainder of the flavor display. Nutted and earthy malts come to light more at the end. Medium-roast coffee kissed with char, chocolate, and light caramel round out the rest of this breakfast stout. Mouth feel is medium-thick in thickness, with a velvety feel that is broken up a touch by some harsh carbonation fizz at the back. Overall, a solid stout focused on being a great simplistic stout with a splash of coffee added.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DruC4
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrDemento456
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn what a surprise! I expected just a coffee stout but got this! Into a pint!
I am floored with this beer the smell cocoa nibs, chocolate, ground coffee espresso! Taste is so smooth! Can't believe it's been sitting in my fridge for like 4 months and it STILL drinks so good! Now full of regret knowing I probably can't get any more at lease I now know these guys make a banger breakfast stout!

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Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Theharm
4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JCaweinstein
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leonardgrote
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best breakfast stouts I have sipped. This is going on my must have beer list for the winter season!

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Photo of Coho11
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Isarnan
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beejay
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking in celebration of the 2017 eclipse. Awesome experience and a theme beer to match

A: black in color with a Rocky tan head. Beauty.

S: dark chocolate, rich espresso with brown sugar and some alcohol in the finish.

T: dark chocolate, and espresso coffee out swinging. Brown sugar in the finish as well as licorice.

M: medium thick, with plenty of carbonation. Slick finish.

O: a damn fine beer to end an incredible day.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark, robust and deep with ominous appearances and flavors, Maumee Bay brewers want to put a total eclipse over the session with an assertive stout that's laced with espresso, milk sugars and oatmeal.

Total Eclipse snuggles in the glass with a pitch black color and trailing with a creamy tan froth. Coffee, roast and a plethora of burnt sugars burry the nose in all things char; ahead of a taste of roasted nuttiness, coffee, molasses toffee and cream.

And then the stout opens up tremendously over the middle palate, saturating each tastebud with the smoky sweetness of espresso with heavy cream and brown sugar. Its charred grains and bold roast coffee mingle for an earthy soilish taste that hinges on tartness and bitterness. Strong alcohols present a whisky-like taste while a subtle suggestion of aspartame lingers.

Full and heavy, the beer's body is generously weighted, much to the delight of the sweet tooth. But its aggressive char highlights both a grain derived and coffee derived astringency that provides a harsh tannic bite in finish. A long and roasty aftertaste comes with the broad bitterness from hops for a session that gains complexity from its own immensity instead of variety of tastes.

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Photo of rnissen
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 411 ratings