Morningwood - Odd Side Ales
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Reviews by BreakfastStout:
4.04/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Living in Grand Haven, I've been extremely critical of Odd Side Ales in the past. Some of the shit they put in their beer just astounds me. Habanero?!? Give me a break. So when we stopped out last night after already having a Bells and then a Guiness stout, I wasn't expecting much. I ordered a flight and it was typical disappointing blah, until I hit their Instigator IPA. This 8% abv taste treat is soon to be bottled according to Eric. Nice! As I was working my way through the flight, a chocking down the aforementioned habanero swill, I saw this little beauty in the cooler. It said Limited Edition, and was not on tap so I had to wait until tonight to sample it. Nice! A local Bourbon barrel aged stout! I so fucking excited...
Pours black as night with a small 1 inch head that lingers. Lacing stays on my Founder Tulip through out the entire test. Nose is brunt coffee with a hint of fruity chocolate. The taste initially reminds me of Founder Imperial Stout, but then I get the slight bourbon kick near the end. I wish the bourbon was a bit more up front. This would truly be a great beer if it was. By the way, I was told this latest batch was at 10% ABV. It's very evident as I work my way through this beer. Mouth feel is thick chocolate on the tongue. Nice job Odd Side! You're finally stepping it up. I can't wait to find Instigator IPA in the bottle! Hurry up!
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 23:06:05 | More by BreakfastStout
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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
Morningwood from Odd Side Ales
90 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.