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Morning Wood - Big Wood Brewery

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%


Brewed by:
Big Wood Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
50 IBU

(Beer added by: MBrausen on 02-03-2012)
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Reviews by zeledonia:
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Another new Twin Cities brewery. Meant to try this on draft, but now that it's in cans, that makes things easier. Tasted 3 March 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours black, with coffee brown at the edges. Two big fingers of medium tan head, dense and pillowy. Great retention, solid lacing, and a thick cap that lasts throughout. Impressive.

Smell is all about the coffee, to the point that I wonder where the stout is. But fortunately it's good coffee, roasty and woody, but soft, and without the sharpness of over-roast that many coffee beers have.

Taste is pleasant, and close to being really good, but it drifts out just when I'm wanting more. Starts out with the upper half of the flavor of coffee, lacking the rich undertones that I hoped the stout would give it. Then it fades to a soft char bitterness, that's the main stout element I'm finding in this beer.

Mouthfeel is really good. Chewy for such a low-ABV stout, light but full in the mouth. Carbonation puffs it up even more and helps the flavors dance. It's almost too much, but backs off right when I need it to.

A pretty solid coffee stout. Unfortunately, the taste is the low point, and it's hard for a beer to be really impressive when there's so little of the style in the flavor of the beer. But I'd still drink another one (or three).

Serving type: can

03-10-2013 03:44:18 | More by zeledonia
More User Reviews:
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AndyH

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-18-2014 03:12:44 | More by AndyH
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oline73

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-13-2014 02:50:09 | More by oline73
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markasparov

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

04-12-2014 12:17:42 | More by markasparov
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thethinker

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-08-2014 04:15:01 | More by thethinker
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duceswild

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

04-08-2014 03:28:16 | More by duceswild
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bum732

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

04-05-2014 18:59:09 | More by bum732
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-05-2014 18:32:20 | More by jtladner
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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-29-2014 22:04:28 | More by Duff27
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-29-2014 01:10:17 | More by DaveMiller
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a Pint can into a Pint glass, jet black with a small creamy head which left solid lace rings as things went on. It has a sweet smell like a sweet/milk stout with hints of coffee followed by a chocolate candy whiff at the end...nice really. Taste was sweet coffee with a dark roast background and a little dark chocolate mixed in, smooth and creamy mouthfeel makes it work well together as an American Stout with coffee flavor...Overall I think this is a solid offering and I'm glad I picked it up...also very happy I have 3 more Pints to enjoy later. I like Stouts and Porters a lot and when I find a solid one I have no problem saying so...4 Pints at $ 9.50...count me in!

Serving type: can

03-26-2014 22:23:38 | More by Bear1964
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billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-25-2014 16:45:24 | More by billhelm
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-22-2014 19:43:40 | More by Minn_Joe
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TooGood

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -71.4%

03-16-2014 12:50:29 | More by TooGood
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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mps

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-07-2014 03:01:27 | More by mps
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yanosh

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 04:07:18 | More by yanosh
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benjamincarter

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

02-15-2014 14:43:06 | More by benjamincarter
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four91

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-14-2014 01:51:25 | More by four91
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tgraven

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-09-2014 21:30:58 | More by tgraven
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alphagnome

Iowa

2.33/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance:
Pitch black body and crowned by the weakest head I have ever seen - it had all but vanished within seconds of pouring. Mild sediment is noticable. No lacing.

Aroma:
What aroma? Faint notes of coffee and chocolate can be found if you're willing to invest the time and effort.

Taste:
About as lifeless as aroma. Coffee is the only real flavors, and it's a decent flavor, I just wish it was more vibrant, richer. Cola towards the end. Light bitterness. Unfortunate aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Thin and watery. No detectable carbonation.

Overall:
I love coffee. I love beer. Should be a match made in heaven, right? Unfortunately it falls short of good in every aspect. I grabbed this in Minnesota, where Surly is available, and I find myself regretting the decision... I should have just stuck with Surly's Coffee Bender - You should too.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 20:25:12 | More by alphagnome
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-06-2014 00:26:39 | More by TEdubbaD
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Canti4341

Texas

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Minnesota

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Morning Wood from Big Wood Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.