Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout | Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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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 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
Ratings:
389
Reviews:
68
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
60
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Yellolab2010
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Svyturys30
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VinnieBigs26
4.98/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of wellsnb
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty drink that opens all black and brown, as it should, with nice little bubbles. The aroma is very roasty, malty and coffee.

The taste of a thick, rich, coffee experience. The booze comes a little in the after taste. This is a very good beer from a brewer I normally do not care for enough to give blind faith to. Good one, people.

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

Photo of 13tido
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Upfront big coffee aroma, followed by deep roasted malts that have lots of chocolate/coffee character, faint vanilla aroma, with a light sweet finish.

A: Black, totally opaque with moderate beige head that dissipates pretty quickly. Moderate lacing evident.

T: Moderate coffee flavor, followed by lots of semi-sweet bakers chocolate from the malts. The beer has a semi-dry finish with a light bitterness.

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty solid; the beer has a nice upfront coffee aroma, followed by lots of chocolate malts. Since the coffee flavor is solid, but not overly complex – the beer could use another layer to make it better and even more tasty.

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

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

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

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.1/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~50 degrees F.

Appearance: Your usual stout black, letting no light through, with some patches of brown bubbles along the bulge of the snifter. Forms a thin, fizzy, short-lived head of brown bubbles, which rapidly becomes just a ring of brown bubbles around the edge of the surface.

Smell: Coffee. Coffee not unlike the standard breakfast diner Arabica blend. There isn't much else to the aroma, beyond a thin sort of burnt-bitter grain smell, and perhaps a vague tinge of blackstrap.

Taste: Coffee. Coffee not unlike the standard breakfast diner Arabica blend. That's how the flavor profile opens, proceeds, and closes. A handful of other flavors pop their heads through the flavor profile door while it's open, making little cameos - blackened wheat, faint molasses, very mild chocolate, something vaguely resembling a tinge of berry - but for the most part, this is like drinking chilled Arabica coffee.

Mouthfeel: Thick and full bodied, with carbonation just this side of flat. Oddly enough, has a somewhat watery breakdown at the very end of the swallow, despite the fullness throughout the rest of the process.

Overall: While not bad, in fact rather solid, this is not a spectacular example of a breakfast stout. Coffee lovers may find it wonderful. I find it to be right around par for a stout, particularly of the double/imperial ilk.

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Photo of bman13
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a frothy khaki head. The head is soft with great retention.

Lots of coffee in the aroma. Anise, chocolate, and char.

The espresso really bursts in the flavor. Fresh cold pressed coffee. Black licorice, dark chocolate, tobacco. Slightly bitter and dry in the finish.

Very smooth and full body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy.

A fantastic no thrills imperial coffee stout. The coffee is the center of attention and mouthfeel is wonderful.

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

Photo of billab914
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TooHop4U
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewohio1
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Trick
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrs3994243
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of unclejazz
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On point, solid roasted coffee and bakers chocolate note, little to no astringency. Great mouth feel, heavy body with light but creamy carbonation.

Cheers!

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Photo of PhilMiller
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 389 ratings.
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