Morningwood - Odd Side Ales
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4.46/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a New Belgium goblet. No freshness date. Bottle courtesy of mjshearer1.
A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.
S- Incredibly chocolaty aroma with a bunch of caramel as well. Smells like chocolate cake. Also some vanilla and burnt sugar.
T- Flavor isn't quite as sweet as the aroma would have you expect. More notes of milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla. The dark roast and light bourbon notes provide a nice balance to the decadent sweetness. Dark chocolate and mild coffee in the aftertaste.
M- Soft and thick with medium-low carbonation and a full body.
O- A wonderful dessert beer. Way more chocolate than coffee but that's all right. So smooth, rich and luscious. Would love to have access to this on a regular basis.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2014 03:14:55 | More by Immortale25
4.56/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
$4.49 for a 12oz bottle at BevCo. No ABV or specs per the website. Pours out to a clear deep black, forming a modest dark brown head with good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate. No sediment in the bottle. The nose immediately opens with sweet dark chocolate and has that cinnamon, coffee and chocolate character that mayan mocha stout does. I wonder if these two were aged in the same barrels or blended, because the label doesn't say it was brewed with spices or chocolate. At any rate, this smells wonderful, rich and enveloping like a dessert coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, very smooth, dense body. I have a hard time believing this is actually 7% ABV as listed here, because the OG and FG are sufficiently higher than that in my brewing experience. The taste opens with dark chocolate, a touch of rich coffee character (sans the brewed acidity), a touch of cinnamon, black walnut, mild but well-balanced roast, then in the middle and finish there is a complex bourbon character that is richer than most bourbon barrel beers. Finishes silky smooth. Low bitterness.
This is an exceptional beer. Kudos to oddside for brewing this. Although a bit pricey, It's a very unique and tasty brew. One of the best bourbon barrel beers I've ever had. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 02:28:28 | More by Mitchster
Morningwood from Odd Side Ales
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