Morning Wood - Big Wood Brewery
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Reviews by zeledonia:
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:
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
2.33/5 rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
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.
What aroma? Faint notes of coffee and chocolate can be found if you're willing to invest the time and effort.
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.
Thin and watery. No detectable carbonation.
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
Morning Wood from Big Wood Brewery
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