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Sunbeam Eclipse Stout

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Brewed by Sunbeam
Style: Stout
Leeds, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a deep black stout which is low in alcohol but not taste. Coffee and orange peel have been used to give a rich bitter flavour and a mouth watering, warming finish of delicate orange. Incredibly well layered flavours makes this stout very easy drinking, which is perfect with dark chocolate.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear light dark black brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, dusty, minerals. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, chocolate, light salty - minerals. A bit like a qyster stout. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - fizzy. [20131216]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8089) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and coal with dusty yeast. Melon and low spiced tangerine with blackberry. Flavours are light roast malts with a yeasty palate. Dark berries with a dry, earthy finish. Quite thin bodied with a peppery palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A black beer with very strong coffee roasted flavours, chocolate notes and a slight watery finish. Very good considering its low ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1515) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
Bottle Rehills Newcastle. Pours jet black with a thin coffee coloured head. Strong roast initially which settles into a more coffee & chocolate flavoured beer with progress. Does thin out further in, which is maybe a reflection of its low ABV, but nonetheless, a really tasty, easy drinking BC stout. Handwritten brew details on the label a nice touch too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
Bottle from AP Harvey Wines, Coventry. Vinyl black with a slender grey-tan collar. Alluring ash-sprinkled nose with burnt vanilla, high cocoa shavings, blackcurrant and tangy orange jelly notes. Satisfying, balanced bittersweetness; lingering black chocolate, espresso and burnt nuttiness underscored with a ripe tange of blackcurrant and orange-accented hop. Very fine, ashy stout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zimbo (560) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2013
Weak, dilute and light. Very little orangy or orangy rind qualities squeak out. SAme could be said for the elements of coffee and rich bitterness. Rather delicate and like a light porter really. Underwelming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan head ... sweet orange .. deep orange ... dark malts nose... sweet malts ... soft roast ... quite a lot of orange ... could do with a little more chocolate ... no real coffee ... One of the Best Chocolate orange ive had

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
22nd November 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, tiny tan head. Fresh minerally palate but quite dry. Mild dark malts with a whisper of roast. Trace of citrus but I was looking for it, might have otherwise passed me by. Super mild lactose. Dry finish. All right but it’s all a bit light and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle from Beer Ritz, with Dan. Pours a pitch black, small tan head. Aroma is bitter coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, orange. Taste is smooth - roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, a bit of milk chocolate too, and a tiny hint of orangey zest. Smooth and silly mouthfeel. Very impressive for 3.8%.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle thanks to FaithHealer1 - cheers James! Black brown pour, thick frothy off-beige head fades to a small cap. Big chocolate orange nose, dark chocolate, lightest lactic tartness too. Nice soft malts, so much more body than the ABV! Thick chocolate, softest roast, light bitter orange zest on the finish. A weird idea, but very good for the ABV.


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