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Mornin' Delight - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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473 Ratings

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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 7.14%
Wants: 1,519
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Russian Imperial Stout. Breakfast of champions, just add pancakes. Made with real maple syrup and a super secret brewers’ ingredient

(Beer added by: Pintofbrown on 12-17-2011)
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Photo of Jeffo
4.93/5  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.

Jeffo, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of JohnDunbar
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


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.

JohnDunbar, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Alpar
4.99/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Alpar, Apr 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5%

Schlais, Jun 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

joel66, Aug 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5%

DaftPatrick, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -16%

BillKuhnel, May 05, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

Jason, Mar 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5%

fenlop54, Sep 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5%

jaminjohnson, Aug 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

standardcherry, Apr 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5%

bpfrush, Aug 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

catboy, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
4.71/5  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.

ehammond1, May 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

TKEbeerman, Mar 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5%

williamjbauer, Oct 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5%

Bizoneill, Nov 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5%

Bristol5, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of dc55110
4.8/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

dc55110, May 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5%

striker2160, May 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

JasonFromLA, Aug 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5%

roostor07, May 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +5%

tywhite, Aug 10, 2014
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Mornin' Delight from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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