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Mornin' Delight - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 7.14%
Wants: 1,462
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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4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

jaasen64, Mar 26, 2014
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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
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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
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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%

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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5/5  rDev +5%

mhenson42, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.65/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz waxed and capped bottle into a snifter. Shared by Josh! Reviewed from notes.

Pours pitch black with spotty lace, huge, oily legs, and almost no head. Decent.

Nose is just as advertized. Super robust chocolate, maple syrup, cocoa, fudge and coffee. Delicious!

Opens maple sweetness. Espresso and milk and dark chocolate in the middle with hints of plum, raisin, and other dried dark fruit throughout. Lactose at the end with a boozy, sweet, chocolate-y finish. Great balance, incredibly deep, and super robust. This is pretty incredible!

Full bodied with low carbonation. Slick, oily and rich in the mouth and goes down smooth and heavy. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. For the style and the flavors present here, this is very nearly perfect.

I've heard a lot about this beer and this brewery recently and after having a taste, I gotta say that I'm clamoring for more. The flavor profile here is at the same time so well balanced and so robust with a body that carries out the experience perfectly. You feel every bit of the ABV but you can't help but want more. A ridiculously good offering.

SpeedwayJim, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

leschkie, Jun 13, 2013
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Mornin' Delight from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.