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Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout | Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Total Eclipse Breakfast StoutTotal Eclipse Breakfast Stout
BA SCORE
4.22/5
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394 Ratings
Total Eclipse Breakfast StoutTotal Eclipse Breakfast Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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.

Added by buschbeer on 04-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,238
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
394
pDev:
9.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
59
Trade:
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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

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of midlifec
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.67/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bushbeer75
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle - not dated

Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout filled my snifter with an opaque black hue that formed a 1 1/2 finger tan head. The head reduced to a collar of foam and spotty lacing was formed on the walls of my glass. The nose was of coffee beans followed by chocolate and roasted malts. The taste matches the smell with coffee and chocolate upfront. The sweet flavor of malt is next with just a little bitterness from the hops at the finish. Mouth feel is a little smooth and somewhat chewy. Medium body for its style with a light carbonation.

Total Eclipse is a 'lighter weight' American Double/ Imperial Stout making it an easy drinker. My first brew from Maumee Bay and I like it.

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Photo of CB12
3.61/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
3.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a pretty new brewery and my first beer out of them.

Jet black with a pretty nice mocha head that retains fairly well.

Smell is pure chocolate with a small amount of vanilla and oak but is oddly watery.

Taste follows suit. There's a lot that wants to go on here but the brew is noticeable watery and the flavors are rather muted.

Feel is decently creamy but again, watery

Overall, I'm really disappointed. This beer wanted to break out and be great but it simply couldn't pull it off with the muted flavors.

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4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Qback5
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very smooth stout.

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

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3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mikecd234
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 394 ratings
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