Total Eclipse Rye Porter
Brewmaster Jack

Total Eclipse Rye PorterTotal Eclipse Rye Porter
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From:
Brewmaster Jack
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Porter
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.98%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
88
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 15, 2018
Added:
Dec 21, 2012
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  24
SCORE
86
Very Good
Total Eclipse Rye PorterTotal Eclipse Rye Porter
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Rated: 4.07 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Dec 15, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can poured into Goose Island Nonic Pint.

Deep shiny black color with a frothy beige-brown head of 1/2 finger. Leaves nice hilly lace as it recedes.

Spicy dark rye, tobacco, and melted dark chocolates invade the nose.

Flavor is ever so slightly ashy, but pleasantly - with hints of red pepper, spicy rye, tobacco, Yoo-Hoo, slight bubble gum, lactose, cola, and bitter melted dark chocolate.

Feel is semi-creamy and it stays, but the overall body is medium, with a mild to moderate spiky carbonation.

Overall, a very solid sipper and the rye was a great choice for this recipe. Very well done.
Nov 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Kendo from New York

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black, and there's a very thin tannish head on top.

S: Nice nose of chocolate milk, cocoa, and roasted barley and coffee beans.

T: First impression: a little weak, flavor-wise - particularly after the nose was so encouraging. Lactose is definitely noted, imparts a bit of a chocolate milk or Yoo-Hoo-type flavor. Also roasty stuff is there, however: some roasted barley malt and a bit of stale coffee. Finishes with a modest earthiness, presumably from the rye.

M: Appropriate for a porter - a little thin and watery, and low on carbonation.

O: This is a decent Porter, with a balance of roastiness and sweetness. In some ways I think it drinks more like a Milk Stout than a Porter.
Apr 21, 2018
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Reviewed by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance – Head was mostly a thin ring around the glass. Clear dark brown body.

Aroma – Aroma was mainly coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. No rye apparent.

Taste – Roasted malts, a little coffee, some chocolate, a little bit of rye bite at the end but masked.

Mouthfeel – Very smooth and creamy.

Overall – A pretty good porter even if the rye did not stand out much.
Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by porterman66 from Massachusetts

Jan 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Nov 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by kniles38 from New York

Oct 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.79 by Robtobfest from Connecticut

Feb 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by hemiman from Massachusetts

Jan 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by GrimGuzzler from New Hampshire

Oct 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Rockjocknroll from California

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by billybob from Massachusetts

Jul 19, 2016
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on May 30, 2016.

The pour is a deep dark brown to near black with a tremendous and foamy tan head. Highly carbonated.

The aroma brings out chocolate and cocoa malts, rye grain, and just general sweetness with a low hop profile.

Light to more medium body.

The flavor has a kind of smokiness that I did not pick up on the nose with the same cocoa and grainy malt presence and mild bitterness to follow.
May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

May 28, 2016
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Reviewed by mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle. Label says it contains lactose.
Look is dark brown black with a thin dark tan head. Smells of dark roasted malt and a little earthy spice from hops or the rye. Tastes similar, good bitterness and well balanced. Feel is silky smooth and very easy drinking. I would rather prefer a more robust porter with a bit sharper bitterness, but the smooth full body here is a nice unique touch. Very tasty!
May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by jkermitj from Mississippi

May 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by hopley from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Rcaisse from Massachusetts

Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by klanzit from Vermont

Apr 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by JPeterson17 from Massachusetts

Mar 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by Shellynix from Massachusetts

Mar 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by Sheldog from Massachusetts

Feb 11, 2016
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours like a dark stout color with dark cola colors and a creamy tan head of about 1 cm that fades to a thin edge layer soon after the pour. The aroma is rich with malt mostly roasted notes some black licorice and a bit of dark chocolate. Not really any hops or alcohol on the nose but there are some hints of spicy rye graininess.
First sip is similar to the nose with roasted malt and coffee dominating with some black licorice and a lingering roasted finish. No hops no booze, very easy to drink. Body is average with a silky texture and very fine tingly carbonation.
This is an enjoyable porter and I would get it again if travelling around western MA.
Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by Tom727 from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2016
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Reviewed by rarigney from Washington

3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had not tried anything from Brewmaster Jack. Purchased this from Tavour in Seattle. Pitch black beer with a light brown head. Has a dark espresso aroma and taste. Overall, a very pleasing porter.
Dec 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mattymystique from Massachusetts

Oct 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by mre4b from California

Sep 05, 2015
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had this at the Valley Brew Fest. Served in a sampler size glassware provided by the festival. The beer had a dark black appearance with a brown-colored thick head that eventually dissipated. Aromas were rich in burnt coffee, chocolate, malt, raisins, and a little bit of vanilla. Very sweet drink, almost like a frappe in terms of texture and flavoring; a generally roasted coffee and chocolate mixture in a creamy body. Great balance with the moderate carbonation and creamy body to the drink. Overall, this was a fantastic drink over at this brew fest and a great one from this establishment.
Aug 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by joeroma5 from Massachusetts

Aug 26, 2015
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle poured into a snifter

Black liquid, brown one finger quickly subsides to a frothy brown ring

Aroma of licorice, tobacco, coffee

Taste of coffe notes, slight bitterness, a little sour

Suds up on the sip, bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue

Nice beer
Aug 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.12 by bobv from Vermont

Jul 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jul 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by xacidx from Connecticut

Jul 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by garyloveman from Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by mlefebvre7 from Massachusetts

Jun 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Beergeeknut from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Simply put an abyss of darkness with two fingers worth of dark beige head that leaves behind thick lacing.

Aroma: Dark roasted coffee, cocoa, semi sweet chocolate, faint vanilla bean, very dark roasted malts, caraway seeds.

Taste: Heavy dark chocolate, cocoa beans, dark roasted coffee, floral yet roasted hop, vanilla bean with a silky smooth mouthfeel.

Notes: This one is a straight forward American Porter that packs a good punch but it's not over powering. A good one to pick up and will seek it out again. Cheers.
May 25, 2015
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Rated by apasternak from District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Very average rye porter. Good roast
May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey

May 13, 2015
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