Total Eclipse Rye Porter | Brewmaster Jack

Total Eclipse Rye PorterTotal Eclipse Rye Porter
BA SCORE
70.4%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 108 ratings
Total Eclipse Rye PorterTotal Eclipse Rye Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewmaster Jack
Massachusetts, United States
brewmasterjack.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PeterIngemi on 12-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,243
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
108
Liked:
76
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
12.27%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Robtobfest
4.79/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hemiman
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrimGuzzler
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billybob
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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!

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Photo of jkermitj
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopley
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rcaisse
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of klanzit
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPeterson17
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shellynix
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sheldog
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sulldaddy
4.1/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of Tom727
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of Mattymystique
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mre4b
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
4.29/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
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

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Photo of bobv
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Total Eclipse Rye Porter from Brewmaster Jack
Beer rating: 70.4% out of 100 with 108 ratings
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