Maumee Bay Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout

This was a beer from a brewery that I never heard of. I assume that they only distributed to Ohio, so I gave it a shot.


ABV: 9.1%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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. RATED 96 ON BEER ADVOCATE!!”

Random: I’m having a craving for chocolate milk now.

This beer poured with a finger of tan head that took forever to dissipated. Once it did, it left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was an inky black with no visible carbonation. The nose was filled with dark chocolate, roasted malts, espresso and lactose. The scent came out even more when I let it warm in my hands for awhile. The taste was just as good. I expected it to be a booze bomb, but the alcohol was hidden. Dark chocolate, espresso, lactose and vanilla came through. It had some smoke as well, but it wasn’t overwhelming. The body was thick with light carbonation, so I sipped this one slowly. It had a lengthy finish with espresso and dark malts. This beer was incredibly tasty and the flavors were on point. I would highly recommend this one.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0