Sunbeam Eclipse Stout

 
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Formerly brewed at Sunbeam
Style: Stout
Leeds, England

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (10504) - Wigston, Leicestershire, - 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.


3.7
Garrold (5195) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle. Bier Huis, Ossett. Label reads Sunbeam Ecpipse. Clear, cola brown. Thin, dense, beige head. Nose has spent coffee grinds. Chocolate orange. Wood ash. Some berry fruits, too. Smells good. Tadte is dry and ashy, with a lick of orange rind sweetness. Light body with burp inducing fizz. Fairly smooth, though. Ashy dry finish, with a bitterness that rises and lingers. Very decent, low strength porter. Could do without the fizz so much, though. 8373-16

3.1
ManVsBeer (10281) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Leeds Beer Festival 2017. Black, slightly thin tasting for a stout, but not worst for its lower than usual strength.

3.3
Stuu666 (13124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, bit too thin, not much coffee or orange coming through.

3.5
fonefan (48811) - 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]

3.9
zacgillbanks (5128) - 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
RichardW (1813) - 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
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, 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
zimbo (960) - 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
cgarvieuk (24236) - 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


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