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Mornin' Delight - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Mornin' DelightMornin' Delight

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

504 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 6.93%
Wants: 1,925
Gots: 16 | 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Ratings: 504 | Reviews: 48
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Photo of jaken0ss
5/5  rDev +5%

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!

Photo of Stevedore
4.72/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of Jeffo
4.92/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of JohnDunbar
5/5  rDev +5%
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.

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.

Photo of ehammond1
4.7/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of dc55110
4.81/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer I have ever had.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.63/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.5/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black with a small mocha head. Wisps on the surface. Stains the glass nicely.

Smell - Whoa. Coffee and maple. The maple is incredible. Dark chocolate. Like a giant Maple Bacon Coffee Porter.

Taste - Coffee is more prominent. Strong coffee and even a bit abrasive. Delicious maple. Dark chocolate. Boozier here too. Coffee lingers in the aftertaste. Even a little smokey in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Chewy. Nice and thick. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This is delicious. Smells better than it tastes but it's pretty damn good.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.84/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

KBBS is better but this is still fantastic!!!

Photo of cmdmzmjm
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a growler in a glass @ mwbbf

Yes. It is absolutely worth the hype. Over and over....

The pour is dark, thick and creamy... Like a cup of fresh coffee

Smell is rich maple, coffee, chocolate... Best smelling stout I've ever had. I love the smell of ba abraxas...but the maple in this beer makes you want to keep smelling it for ever.

Taste, oh the taste. Rich coffee, maple, chocolate, and some dark fruits... The alcohol is perfect! It's there but not in the way at all.

Mouth feel is smooth and creamy. Again... It's just hard to describe this beer.. It perfect in every way!

Mike (brewmastamike) you have created a master piece with this beer just like the rest of the beers you have created. From ipas to American stouts....keep up the work! And we will keep drinking your amazing beers!

Quality beer with quality people brewing it! Perfect beer! I don't see how this beer can be better but I guess if there is someone to top toppling Goliath, it will probably be themselves.

Photo of emerge077
4.65/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was awesome... it's a shame the bottles are so small, while perfect for single serving, they are hard to share or put down. Thanks to Ted for sharing a few of these over the weekend.

Jet black with a coating on the glass when swirled, gently bringing some mocha foam to the surface. Can't really see through it, though there's some lighter shades of brown around the edges.

Aroma is just about perfect, maple syrup, coffee, and chocolate chip pancakes in perfect harmony. Rich but not too sweet, each component is distinct, completely authentic, and mouthwatering

Potent and rich, fudgy mouthfeel with flavors that linger and coat the palate. Big coffee and maple syrup flavors, undercurrent of bittersweet dark chocolate fudge. Perfectly blended and balanced. Alcohol is present but takes a backseat to the flavor parade. I suppose it may be too sweet for some, but with a name like this, it should be obvious. An expert mix of maple, coffee, and chocolate, beer alchemy at work here... definitely a "KBS Killa" in my mind. An excellent imperial stout, among the best i've had.

Photo of jegross2
4.95/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Reviewing the highly sought after Morning Delight from my friends at the Toppling Goliath Brewery out of Decorah, Iowa. This mega-delicious imperial stout drinks like an imperial Canadian Breakfast Stout, and its bottle release quickly put Toppling Goliath on the radar for those who had not yet heard of them. I have had this brew a few times prior, but I felt it was time to finally write this one up now that I had a bottle of my own to sit back and enjoy

Score: 99

2013 vintage bottle served in a Toppling Goliath snifter and enjoyed on 08/31/13 while on vacation in the Wisconsin Dells for Labor Day weekend.

Appearance: Pours an inky black color with a thin later of khaki head that settles to a thin ring around the glass. Below average lacing, but excellent retention. Very nice looking stout. 4.5/5

Smell: Bold notes of roasted coffee, chocolate chip pancakes and maple syrup! This smells like a hearty breakfast in a bottle. Love the interplay of the sweetness from the maple character and the roastiness of the coffee. I could smell this beer alll dayyy longgg. 5/5

Taste: Taste is less coffee forward, but still pretty roasty. Excellent bittersweet balance here between the chocolate flavors, maple and coffee characters. Tastes exactly like it smells, but with less coffee and more chocolate pancake flavor. The flavors linger long on the palate, with residual maple and coffee. No alcohol booziness whatsoever; are we sure this is even 6% let alone 12%?!? Not too sweet at all, which aids the drinkability wonderfully. The maple flavor layers quite nicely as well. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Not quit full bodied, low carbonation. Super slick, oily mouthfeel with a slight umami feeling at room temperature (but no soy sauce flavor). Nice bittersweet balance leaning towards slightly sweet. 4.75/5

Overall: This beer is fresh CBS on steroids; it smells and tastes wonderful. I have to give a big shout out to my friend Matt for insisting that I check out this then-unknown brewery at the Great Taste of the Midwest in 2012, as Toppling Goliath consistently produces some of my favorite stouts and IPA's (my two favorite styles). Morning Delight is one of my all time favorite beers, and probably the best non-barrel aged stout out there. I think just a touch more body is all the more I could ask for, but this beer is by no means thin bodied like Last Snow. Seek out a bottle. You will not be disappointed. Cheers!

Cost: $10 for a 12 oz bottle.

Photo of iadler
4.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to Eli for bringing this bottle to the tasting last night. Can't remember the bottle number off the top of my head.

A- Pours a deep black with a dark mocha head.

S- Just like a pancake house. Pancake batter, real maple syrup, rich coffee with a hint of cream and chocolate. Unbelievable aroma.

T- The taste follows suite with rich coffee, hint of cream, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and maple syrup at the finish.

M- One of the thickest beers I've had. The maple syrup adds some stickiness at the finish. I thought that someone had put some additional maple syrup in my glass, based on how thick and syrupy this beer was.

O- Breakfast in a bottle. I have no idea how Toppling Goliath achieved to make a beer like this, but it downright tasty and I need more. Such little bitterness from the coffee, which is rare to find in coffee beers. A world class stout and one of the most memorable beers I've had this year.

Photo of papat444
4.5/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at EBF 2014.

One of my faves at the fest. Flavors is complex including licorice, sweet roasted coffee, bourbon. Aroma is simply stunning, a nice balance is struck between sweetness and coarseness of the stout. Very drinkable considering the ABV, super creamy. I need a few bottles of these.

Photo of SadMachine
4.83/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed from notes from 12/25/13

A- Pours jet black and thick with a thick brown mocha head that retains well and leaves some good lacing on the glass. A great looking stout!

S- Smells of rich dark chocolate, black strap molasses, roasted malt and coffee, as well as hints of toffee, dark fruits (figs, dates, etc.), and booze. Also a good amount of burnt sugar. There are some other aromas that I can't identify due to the incredible complexity. Simply glorious!

T- My first thought when I initially sipped this was "This is simply decadent!" It is so rich with the sweet flavors coming from the chocolate, molasses, burnt sugar, and dark fruits. There are also some caramel and creme brulee flavors going on. All the sweetness is pretty well balanced by the bitterness of dark and baker's chocolate and coffee. Also bringing balance are the dark roasted malts and the roast from the coffee. Make no mistake though, this is still a very sweet and decadent beer! I could nit-pick, but this is damn near perfect, especially considering it isn't even barrel aged!

M- The mouthfeel is thick and creamy, but slightly prickly from the carbonation. Not very viscous, but still coats the palate. A bit of warming booze.

O- Overall this made my Christmas morning utterly delightful! For a non-barrel-aged stout this is astounding! Well done Toppling Goliath!

Photo of stouts4me
4.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had on tap Friday evening , day before the K-Brunch release, which, by the way, was one of the best run beer releases I have ever been to, and I've been to most of the "biggies".
Awesome beer-goddess Chelsea served this top-notch nectar in the 11 oz. TG chalice, for an amazing $8. Give the beer a quick swirl and you get a great coffee aroma that I haven't had the pleasure of inhaling off a beer ever. Fantastic nose appeal, really hard to stop inhaling the incredible aroma of this beer. Top notch.

The appearance has to wait until you get a few sips in, because at Toppling Goliath, your cup over floweth ! Your glass is REALLY filled to the rim, every time ! But once you get down a bit this baby really coats the glass, just the way you want, and it is every bit as black as the other big coffee stouts.

Your mouthfeel will be as expected once you sip it, and smell it, you know it will be thick and very smooth, velvety, as it most certainly is.

When you take your first taste , you almost immediately want to scream out " Oh My God " but you resist until you have given it a good tour around your mouth and palate, so as to take in this incredible explosion of taste, then you can let out your high praise of the great flavor of a not-barrel-aged beer. This is the undoubtably going to continue to be a top want of mine forever, if you haven't or can't get to taste it, just keep trying, these guys will be expanding and continuing to make more of this, keep it on your wants - totally way worth it.

Overall - I think you get my point. My top 4 beers ever tasted, in no order, Rare , Grey Monday, Mornin' Delight, Bourbon Barrel Dark Lord.

Photo of dboon
4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

Bottle (* of 300). Huge thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this beast. Joan Jett black pour with a brown head. Huge maple syrup aromas. It truly is breakfast in a glass. Maple syrup, black coffee, dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate. Great mouthfeel and body. Impressive...

Photo of rodkin
4.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Generously shared by several strangers at DLD '13. Thanks, generous strangers!

Pours a thick black with a small mocha head.

Smell is sweet chocolate, coffee, and TONS of maple. A bit of vanilla, pancake-y smell. it's like closing your eyes and smelling your pancake breakfast.

Taste seems pretty balanced initially, with the same sweet malts, coffee, maple, and chocolate coming through. But then the maple really takes over. It lasts and lasts and lasts.

Mouthfeel is thick, chewy, smooth, with light carbonation.

Wow. This beer really lived up to the hype for me. Definitely seek this out.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.89/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

huge thanks to hopazoid for trading this beer!

bottle 81 out of 300. Vintage 2013.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with a very dark brown head. Its honestly one of the darkest heads that I have seen on a beer. The head is 3 fingers tall it slowely drops down to a thin cap with a thick ring around the glass leaving spotty lacing. A gentle swirl brings back almost a full finger of head. Bonus points go to Toppling Goliath for a really classy label with the thick bronze wax. Its a really cool looking bottle.

Smell: Deep and intense premium expresso. Huge maple that smells very sweet and even a little earthy almost like the bark of a maple tree. Lite smoke notes. I will also give the nod to a hint spicy booze that almost smells of cinnamon. The maple really dominates the nose as the beer warms up, but the expresso is still a pretty strong smelling compliment to the maple.

Taste: This beer starts off with a nice mix of dark and rich expresso with sweet maple syrup. The expresso is just huge. It is so roasty its almost has a burnt/charred note; its really that roasty. A really unique flavor of coffee beans that Toppling Goliath used in this brew; I have never tasted a coffee beer with such a roasty flavor profile like this. The maple flavor is really massive too. Its sweet enough to balance the huge roasty profile of the coffee without being overly sweet. The beer finishes with a complex mix of tobacco, lite smoke, nutty note, expresso, and a hint of maple syrup sweetness. Really well balanced and complex brew.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Chewy, creamy, silky, and sooo darn smooth. This beer just coats your palate with flavor. Not even a hint of booze. Carbonation is spot on perfect. I am seriously impressed. You can tell this is a really well crafted beer just by its mouthfeel.

Overall: A few years ago, my personal whale was CBS. I finally got to try it and I absolutely loved CBS. Fast forward to today... after I have drank Mornin' Delight. I am thinking to myself: "CBS who?" "CBS what?" This beer is way better than CBS and it didnt even need maple bourbon barrels to be miles ahead just plain way better! The maple is really the shining star of this beer(or at least its my favorite part of this beer) the maple syrup really translates perfectly into this beer. It tastes exactly like maple syrup should, no artificial flavors at all. The coffee used in this beer is fantastic and unique as well. Believe the Toppling Goliath Morning Delight hype because its the real deal. This beer is absolutely fantastic. Anyone who gets to drink this nectar will completely understand.

Photo of Get_Lowell
4.79/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Look: Dark brown foam on a pitch black body, leaves an excellent dark brown lacing on the glass. Very enticing.
Smell: Extremely fragrant with maple syrup, bourbon, and loads of chocolate on the nose.
Taste: Dark roasted cocoa, strong coffee, maple syrup, bitter on the finish which strikes a wonderful balance with the maple syrup sweetness.
Feel: Medium body, wish it could be a little bit thicker.
Overall: Fan-freaking tastic beer. As a concept beer this really captures the spirit of a delicious morning at a pancake house. That is, if you're having bourbon with your meal!

Photo of amangill
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer Nirvana. The mother beer for Kentucky brunch is a big mother. Chewy and big as it should be. Wish I had had another pint before it ran out. My compliments to Clark and company for their commitment to small batches and great brews. Cant wait for the next release

Photo of thebigredone
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the KBBS release.

Overall, this beer deserves all the praise it receives. It is equally as good as KBBS in a different way. Whereas KBBS has the bourbon and a touch of sweetness, MD has more coffee and maple characteristics. Best coffee stout I have tried, bar none.

Photo of nrs207
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Nice dark tan head, dark brown appearance. Looks really nice.

S - My first thought was, "Ummmm.... What?!?!?!" This stuff smells like the best breakfast anyone's ever had in history. The maple is so delicious, the coffee is so phenomenal, the roast is so gorgeous. I'm hyping this up a BIT, but it's literally that good. Blew my mind.

T - So, yeah. The taste of this is like heaven. God must exist. This is definitely the best beer I've ever had. Funny to me that KBBS has a higher rating, because I can't imagine how. This beer is better than a 5/5. Just get it.

M - 12.8% or whatever, might as well be non-alcoholic. There's no booze to be found here. Creamy, full bodied, yeah, perfect.

O - The best beer I have had. It's perfect. I'd drink this all day long until I died. Luckily (or unluckily?) they don't produce enough for that. Need to have as much as possible of this in the future. Can't recommend enough.

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Mornin' Delight from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.