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Morning Wood - Big Wood Brewery

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80
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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
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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TooGood

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -71.5%

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

Minnesota

1.7/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A. Pours a merky black color, 2mm head, no lacing, quickly resets to a thin layer.

S. Smells of light coffee, hops, and lots of spices.

T. Tastes of overbearing spices, mild coffee if any. Just super strong spices. Maybe this would be better at a warmer temp, but at about 35 degrees, this is all spice.

M. Medium body, heavy carbonation, light and watery feel.

O. This beer was too much for me. The spice factor was over done by a mile. I had to pour this out. Just too much for me to pick out any quality flavors.

Serving type: can

02-03-2012 14:07:38 | More by MBrausen
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sparx1100

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -43%

03-25-2013 01:47:01 | More by sparx1100
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -43%

02-21-2013 00:39:21 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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alphagnome

Iowa

2.33/5  rDev -33.6%
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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markasparov

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

02-15-2014 14:43:06 | More by benjamincarter
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bum732

Lesotho

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

04-05-2014 18:59:09 | More by bum732
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drop6301

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

10-17-2013 01:37:35 | More by drop6301
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

01-13-2014 19:46:21 | More by mattmarka1
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duceswild

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

04-08-2014 03:28:16 | More by duceswild
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Hop-Droppen-Roll

Minnesota

2.76/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Poured shortly after 9am on a Sunday, as is customary for coffee stouts.

Can says 'malt beverage with coffee added' - that's a turn off. Did I buy a malt beverage? I wanted a beer.

Pours a typical coffee stout not-quite-jet-black, I'll call this hue Super German Chocolate. Good 3 finger head that doesn't last terribly long. Leaves good lacing. Typical coffee stout notes of dark roasted coffee beans and cocoa on the nose. It's a little bitter, and tastes of dark coffee as you may expect. It's tongue-pricklingly fizzy, mouthfeel isn't fantastic.

Overall, not remarkable.

Serving type: can

12-29-2013 15:27:05 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-28-2014 19:10:37 | More by mendvicdog
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.5%

10-10-2013 21:55:39 | More by CWhite
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-17-2013 03:50:31 | More by KarlHungus
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matheu

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

10-17-2013 01:32:51 | More by matheu
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz "pounder" can shared with a friend yesterday; poured into my FFF teku glass today 6/2/2013.

Aroma: Straight up cold-pressed black coffee just like when I homebrew a coffee stout. The nose itself is kind of weak, and is nothing particularly special. I don't detect much malt presence or hoppiness here at all. (3)

Colour: Dark cola brown, minimal head, minimal lacing. Thoroughly average looking stout. (3)

Flavour: Straight up black coffee bitterness plus the underlying roast malts which are kind of hard to detect under the coffee. Its an OK tasting beer but rather disappointing that it is so one dimensional. I might as well drink hot coffee in the morning instead. (3)

Mouthfeel: Thinner side of medium body, well carbonated, aftertaste is black coffee bitterness, the finish is like black coffee. Ehh. (3)

Overall: Just not quite what I expect from coffee stouts. Its just a very, very heavy cold black coffee with a bit of malt and alcohol in it. I don't expect these to be complex beers but this one would really benefit from having more malt and hops backbone to it all. (3)

Serving type: can

06-02-2013 17:30:37 | More by Stevedore
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bhayle

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-06-2012 03:18:41 | More by bhayle
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-26-2013 15:42:53 | More by AnalogErik
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BillyLrsn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-12-2013 23:53:29 | More by BillyLrsn
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FakeDeniro

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-15-2014 15:40:28 | More by FakeDeniro
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thethinker

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-20-2014 14:38:50 | More by AdmiralOzone
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MastaShonuf

California

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-09-2013 05:13:30 | More by MastaShonuf
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-05-2014 18:32:20 | More by jtladner
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Morning Wood from Big Wood Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.