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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust,full-bodied stout made with roasted barley,black and crystal malt. TOTAL ECLIPSE has a full mouth feel and is higher in alcohol content. Color 70 Lovibond, IBU: 48

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Funny that I hadnt tried this brew before today, at Sexual Chocolate Day. Doesnt really taste like the base stout for SC, as some have said. Very roasty, ever so slightly attenuated, but still nice and substantial. Modest head and carbonation, almost a somewhat stronger dry stout. Good stuff, even if nothing that leaps out from the pack.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Tap @ Barleys Taproom Asheville, NC. Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights and a one finger lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and dry roasty finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2008
On tap at Brixx Pizza, Chappel Hill, NC. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and ground coffee. The flavours coming through are roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Also hints of bread soaked in dark rum. Full bodied but not as smooth as I would have liked. Offers up a lingering roasted hops aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Draught at Tyr Na Nog in downtown raleigh. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasty, with licorice, chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, nice bitterness on back end with a pleasant but not overpowering hop presence. Little bit of alcohol in aftertaste, but not much. Smooth, and heavy all at the same time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Draft at Brixx. Dark brew, nearly pitch black, and very little head. Nice roasted coffee nose. Real pleasing, roasty flavor and a hint of sweetness. Not a wonderfully unique stout, but a solid session stout. Something somewhat "off" in the finish keeps this from being as clean as Id like a stout to be. Good, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Sampled at Summertime Brews Festival. Pour: deep chocolate. Head: thin light beige. Aroma: coffee, malty, chocolate, roasty. Flavor: coffee, black coffee, chocolate, malty, roasty. Palate: smooth. Finish: roasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2007
draft at barleys in asheville.....dark brown to black pour with a tan head....aroma consisted of bits of roast and a little coffee.....flavors of bitter roast, chocolate, and some coffee. creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Draught. Pours black with tan head. Good toasty/roasted malt aroma. Bitter aftertaste with little sweetness. Body is on the medium side. A good example of the style but not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4051) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
On draught at WBF in Durham, NC. Thanks Jamie! Pours dark as midnight witha nice sized tan head. Roasty nose with a little but of chocolate and coffee--very pleasent. Full flavored with many of the same characteristics as the nose--chocolate, coffee, etc. I was really impressed with the stout. Jamie brews amazing beer. If youre ever driving through Winston Salem on I-40, you would do yourself a disservice not stopping at Foothills.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
pours dak with thin tan head. robust stout with hints of chocolate, and coffee. roasty finish.


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