Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout
Maumee Bay Brewing Company

Total Eclipse Breakfast StoutTotal Eclipse Breakfast Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #361
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,443
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 9.43%
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
411
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Maumee Bay Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
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Total Eclipse Breakfast StoutTotal Eclipse Breakfast Stout
Notes: 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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Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 411
Reviews by burkat:
Photo of burkat
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours jet black. Finger of head with nice lacing. Medium brown head.

Smell: Coffee, dark fruit, chocolate, and maybe a little vanilla.

Taste: Very nice. Follows the nose. Roasted malts. Lots of coffee and dark fruit. Lactose sweetness. Some chocolate notes.

Feel: Creamy and smooth. Medium to full bodied. Very drinkable.

Overall: Excellent. I've had this numerous times on tap at the brew pub and from the bottle. Never disappoints. Definitely Maumee Bay's flagship beer.

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Photo of sleazykeyz
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an incredible beer. Being as a live walking distance from Founders Brewery, I have had my fair share of Breakfast Stout. I was in Toledo on business and stopped in Maumee Bay Brewing and immediately the "breakfast stout" tag on this beer caught my eye. I hate to say it, but it's better than Founders. Incredible flavor. Heavy chocolate, chewy, with an almost caramel after taste. I left with a few four packs and it's just as good in bottles. Don't pass this up if you see it!

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
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 AricGresko
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is so close to Founders Breakfast Stout. This is an exceptional beer and I wish there was a way to purchase it in PA. Pours a very think dark brown color with a very large head. The aroma of chocolate and coffee fills the room. The taste is very distinct and full of rich flavors.

I highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of DrJGR629
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is better than Founders Breakfast stout, and I can't believe I just typed that

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Photo of LXIXME
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
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 RedSpecial1
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
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 AJ_Nyit
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of strohme2
3.57/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Decent pour, hoping for more of a fluffy, longer lasting head. Sweet milk chocolate, rich coffee on the nose. Something tastes not quite right for a coffee stout. Bitter, fruity berries finish the taste. It's not exactly off putting but not my favorite profile from the coffee. Good mouthfeel, silky. Glad I just bought one bottle.

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Photo of WMD-1002
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of grover37
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Too thin and not impressive overall. Way overrated imo.

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Photo of Vonhinx
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Morey
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BOCKTAGON
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maximum12
2.25/5  rDev -46.9%

Thanks to BobSacamano12 for this bottle…yes, it’s clearing out the back of the fridge week! No idea how this one got lost. It sounds good. 12 oz. bottle split with no one.

The pour is as expected: jet black, with enough carbonation to thwart my bubble-averse daughter. Nose is as underwhelming as Atlanta in August, with weak coffee & faintly sweet malts vying with, well, not much else. Meh.

Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout is like that Uncle everyone has: not scary, or offensive, but not an experience you want to repeat. Or perhaps even finish. Grainy roast dominates in a water-driven kind of way, with a light sweetness accompanied by the jarring twang of a hillbillies’ bango. And that aftertaste, that aftertaste is where this beer fails. Finish twists into bonfire ashes with a slice of dark fruit that’s just starting to over ripen. The beer I could stomach. The after effects are too much to handle.

Clearly there is something turning in this beer, & turning the wrong way. I’m not sure what it is, but I’ve never craved stone fruit roasted in hot ashes. My first drain-pour in quite some time.

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Photo of WVUbrew
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkimbo
4.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
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 Storm21
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

served on tap at the brewpub in Toledo.
Black and opaque with a hint of dark brown at the edges. Head is dark tan, has somewhat weak retention and leaves spotty lacing.

Smells and tastes rather sweet, a tad too sweet in tasting, with a pronounced toffee component. Less dark roast malt flavor than expected, and less coffee flavor than expected for a beer "infused with expresso".

Medium-light body and carbonation. Smooth.

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Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 411 ratings