Mornin' Delight - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Reviews: 46
Hads: 507
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: 6.32%
Wants: 1,962
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Pintofbrown on 12-17-2011

How do you like your coffee? Try our delicious coffee stout and you'll never want your low-fat vanilla cream latte again. This might not contain a wonderful design in the foam, but it certainly will satisfy your need for a late evening coffee pick-me-up.
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Reviews by ChrisKayler:
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4/5  rDev -15.8%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

2013 bottle #57/300 shared on 8/26/14 with some fellow BAs

A: Beautiful, oily, viscous, dark, syrupy pour into my teku with a perfect foam head.

N: Waffles. Syrup. Coffee. Breakfast. By far the best nose on a beer I've ever smelled. By Far.

T: Waffles, pancakes, syrup, sweetness, breakfast. Honetly, this is the best tasting beer I've ever had. And the complexities are ridiculous. Your mouth gets hit with waves of flavors through sipping this beer. I just can't believe a beer can taste and smell like waffles!

M: Perfection. Nice, oily, syrupy that coats the palette beautifully.

O: This is the best beer I've ever had. For being non BA and the complexities that ensue is ridiculous. This is the first time where i was genuinely upset to finish a beer. I need more of this beer in my life! (799 characters)

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4.72/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Dexter's in Madison, WI and also on tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest.

This beer looks like black coffee- a fairly typical appearing imperial stout with a dark black body and fluffy 1cm mocha head that dissipates slowly into a brown collar, no film. Lacing looks great, and the beer is oily and stains the heck out of the glass and probably my teeth. In other words, a black coffee-like stout.

The aroma is really something. I'm going to call it black espresso spiked with maple syrup. It's intense and so strong. I just want all my breakfast meals to smell like this. However intense it is, its still a two-trick aroma. I can't get a whole lot of that underlying malt base, if there is even one.

Honestly an amazing tasting beer. Tastes like pancakes smothered in maple syrup and coffee. Here, the base malts make its contribution known and the balance on this is phenomenal. Both the maple syrup and coffee are so intense yet complement each other well- the maple sweetness and the espresso flavours on top of the underlying chocolate roasty malt backbone. It must have been a hell of an endeavour to brew this beer. Very well balanced yet the individual flavours are so intense.

Mouthfeel is medium thick, not thick like BCBS but not thin like a lot of other stouts out there. It is just right for this kind of beer. It's very sticky- my lips are stuck together after I lick them- as maple syrup would be. It's really well-balanced, drinkable and enjoyable. Aftertaste is a blend of coffee and maple syrup, as if it takes time for the coffee and maple syrup to start coming together in your mouth.

Very delicious beer, really good stuff. I think what makes it so great is that it has the intensity of two different, competing flavours yet they take away nothing from each other. It's overhyped to be sure, due to its incredibly low supply vs the high demand for a delicious beer like this.. I know TG's expanding so I'm not going to ding them hard here and give them credit where it's due. It's not a particularly thick or complex beer, but at this point who cares? I just want this beer with breakfast every morning.

Re-visited at Toppling Goliath's tap room in Decorah, IA. Two full 12oz pours into unlabeled chalices today, 3/8/2014. Basically, it supports everything I got out of the 4oz pour at Dexter's as reviewed above. Straight out of the tap, it's very coffee forward remniscent of Bourbon County Coffee's coffeeforwardness. But if you give it a few minutes to warm up, the maple syrup comes out big time and balances out the coffee-forward nature of the previous few minutes. And if you give it even more time, the maple syrup begins to dominate a bit. Throughout, there is a nice pancake batter sweetness that helps cut both of the otherwise-dominant adjuncts. Neither adjunct flavour is artificial or overwhelming. It's perfectly balanced and perfectly crafted with a nice sticky finish as one would expect from a maple syrup stout.. it does feel a bit thin for a beer that has maple syrup though.. may even be a bit undercarbonated. No heat at all, so dangerously drinkable. This is as good as it gets when it comes to non-barrel aged stouts with any kind of adjunct. (3,206 characters)

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4.92/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Was fortunate enough to receive the entire set from cparles a while back. We did this one, Assassin and KBBS in that order. Cheers!

From a 12oz bottle into a snifter
Batch 1
Bottle 4 of 3000

APPEARANCE: Pours out black and thick, yielding a smell, medium looking, creamy, dark mocha colored head with great retention. Jet black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a swirly wisp and bubbly ring. A faint wisp and ring remain leaving some falling dots of lacing down the glass. Thick black body and a great head, and just a touch more lacing would give it a perfect score.

SMELL: Lots of maple, caramel, roasted coffee, sweet vanilla cream and loads of dark chocolate on the nose. Very bold and well put together, with the adjuncts working wonderfully well with the base stout. Decadent.

TASTE: Lots of maple and coffee up front, with some nice dark chocolate from the base beer. Very flavorful through the middle with a big, bold and lingering aftertaste of roasted coffee, sweet maple syrup, vanilla, caramel and butterscotch, with a dose of bitter dark chocolate providing balance. Lots of sweet maple syrup and other sweet flavors with bitter coffee and chocolate lingering on the palate. Excellent.

PALATE: Fuller body with medium levels of carbonation. Very creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky on the palate. A light burn at the swallow and some heat lingers, but well measured. Great feel.

OVERALL: Well, here's one case where the rumors are actually true. KBBS is another case, actually. This is one outstanding adjunct stout, with flavor and aroma all over the place all working in perfect harmony. Loved every drop of this. The look was great and the feel big, thick, creamy and full, making this just a wonderful creation overall. Too bad so little of this was made, as I'd love to drink it by the bucket full. This one is just as good as everyone says it is. Thanks for the brews cparles. Morning Delight deserves every single piece of praise it receives. (2,027 characters)

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5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow.

How do you top this one. The reason I started drinking craft beer would be the place to start.

Like when Anton dropped his pen during the movie Ratatouille.

Well crafted 'put together brew'

Jet black, chocolate hue head.

Smell of everything a stout should be maple and coffee.

Tastes like a dream come true. Rich coffee maple notes not overly anything perfect balance is attained here.

Mouthfeel is like liquid silk, I want to hold it in for as long as possible. (474 characters)

Photo of Alpar
4.99/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Haven't done a review in a long time but I feel compelled after tasting this one.

The smell is unreal. Fresh press coffee/espresso with big notes on marshmallow, Maple, vanilla, brownie, fudge, cocoa. Insane.

Taste is butter,maple syrup, walnuts, caramel, espresso latte-esque, vanilla and rich rich chocolate fudge. I feel like this truly is a mornin' delight. Something to open on Christmas morning or evening and just make merry.

After finishing half of the bottle I decided I wanted to try morning delight with pappy 23 in it so I threw 2mL into about 6oz of my remaining snifter... EXCELLENT choice! Pappy and MD were meant to be together. Pappy adds a nice cedar note along with the infamous sweet wheat. Can't describe the complexity of this beer in it's fulness but wow just WOW. (790 characters)

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.75/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle (2013)

Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!

Black and thick throughout. Moderately-sized dark brown head. Oily, thick, and substantial. Shiny. Perfectly appropriate, and a very pretty stout. Moving on to the fun stuff...

Intensely rich, fresh, and bold coffee aroma. This is a high-quality, freshly-brewed smelling treat, complemented nicely by rich, earthy, and sweet maple syrup notes. Adds complexity as well as sweetness. Alcohol strength is hidden in the aroma. Sweet yet satisfying. Appropriate for breakfast.

Again, as with the aroma, fresh, bold, complex espresso coffee leads the way, coathing the mouth, complemented by strong maple notes, though the sweetness is left relatively balanced. Moderate bitterness. Lingering coffee finish.

Incredibly well crafted. Near full in body, somewhat sticky, and defintiely creamy.

Fantastic coffee stout. Exceptional creation. (899 characters)

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4.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

'13 Mornin' Delight from the bottle still drinking great two years out.

Pour - Pours like black motor oil as do most of the TG stout. No signs of significant carbonation on the pour as there is barely any head compared to '14 KBBS which was poured along side.

Smell - Vanilla, Maple, Coffee, Cocoa are the predominant smells it is giving off. Almost like chocolate chip waffles coming off the griddle

Taste - I get vanilla sweetness followed by chocolate and coffee. The tail picks up big with the maple. One flavor leads way to another, well layered beer. Flavor profile reminds me of BA Vanilla Shake, but jacked up on steroids and more depth.

Mouthfeel - Motor oil like thickness and consistency is the first thing you notice. Allows you to almost chew on the beer as you mull over the flavors in your mouth. Exactly what I love in some stouts.

Overall - Don't throw many 5's out, but this beer has everything I'm looking for in terms of thickness, mouthfeel, flavor, and aroma. Perfection at it's finest and preferred it a bit over the '14 KBBS side by side. (1,075 characters)

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I wanted to try it at GTMW this past summer but it was gone within minutes of being tapped. Hand numbered and signed bottle, shared with friends.

Sexy as hell bottle, with a thick coat of metallic copper wax. As nice "glug, glug" as it pours. A nice pillowy mocha head rises and slowly dissipates. Black as night. A swirl of the glass leaves a dark trail that retreats at a crawl.

This was the most amazing smelling beer I've ever come across. Picture the best breakfast joint you've ever been to on a busy Saturday morning. The smell of fresh brewed coffee and maple syrup hitting hot pancakes permeates the air. Now bottle that idea and that is what it's like.

The taste follows the nose almost exactly, rich coffee, lightly sweet but intense maple with nice thick stout base.

The next morning my den still smelled of a pancake house. (841 characters)

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Mornin' Delight from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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