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Sunday Morning Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 140
Gots: 365 | FT: 67
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-24-2013

Sunday Morning Stout, 11.3% ABV, is an American Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. The result? A beautiful ebony pour with a large, creamy, off-white head that lasts and lasts. The aromas of roasted coffee and bourbon awaken your senses while their flavors blend with hints of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and caramel.
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Ratings: 848 | Reviews: 192
Photo of BrewUSA
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sunday Morning Stout

Look 8/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 89/100

Real nice BA coffee stout... Coffee a tad over bearing for me. Still great~

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a great bourbon stout,with the taste of chocolate stronger than similar style beers. was lucky enough to find 2 of these so will age 1 hoping it will improve even more,not a lot of room for improvement owever!truly excellent.

Photo of bgold86
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Draft, lots of chocolate sweetness, lots of coffee, not a lot of bourbon. Very syrupy and thick, great great mouth-feel!! Can see why it's hailed as a KBS clone.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a midnight black with a one-finger dark brown head. The head dissapates to a small ring leaving a good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee.

T - The flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, and bourbon. The flavors bend seemlessly. The finish has a lingering alcohol burn.

M - Heavy bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Dry finish.

O - This is a damn delicious beer. The flavors are full and robust. Excellent.

Photo of cbutova
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Dan for sharing. Full notes recorded last night while consuming.

A- Black as the night with a mocha tan head up to a finger with fair retention. Decent head retention leads to many legs but rare spotty lace.

S- Lots of dark roast coffee and an aggressive oaky and Bourbon infused barrel. Charred barley, vanilla, cocoa and alcohol.

T- Hotter than some of the exemplary barrel aged stouts. Coffee like espresso or dark roast is the focus right along side the hot, peppery whiskey which also brings some vanilla sweet tones. Cocoa nibs, burnt grains, ash, heavy toasted oak wood, charcoal and a decent bit of dark fruits.

MF- Thick but not exactly towards the higher side of thickness. Slightly oily with medium carbonation and a very hot finish.

The heat is strong with this one as well as the dark roast coffee beans. Lacks some balance that the greats find as it ends very hot.

Photo of craftmich
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Happy. Would buy again def...

Photo of moonboogie_n8
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Well, I opened the bottle too early.
march 2015 bottle date, should have left it for a year (or more!)
very bitter and alcoholic up front, chocolate, vanilla, bittersweet, bark, oak, some dark fruit.
overall not a bad imp coffee stout, but needs to mellow out. only had one 12 oz, so i'll need to find another and age it if I want to find out.
recommended aging for best experience is my guess.

Photo of bencren
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Velvety vanilla coffee explosion! Like a chilled chocolate bourbon late w/ a vanilla bean base. Very enjoyable!

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
3.32/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Quite bitter and sharp compared to other other barrel aged stouts. May need ~1 year to age and mellow.

Photo of MrFuzzyhead
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious stout, smooth, taste of coffee with a hint of bourbon that leaves you craving the next sip. Definitely a sipper. Cheers!

Photo of gibgink
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bourbon adds a nice complexity to this coffee stout.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: very deep brown - virtually black; < 1 finger medium brown head that receded to a thin collar; light lacing;

S: strong black coffee;

T: coffee from the start to the end; vanilla comes in before mid-palate and increases through the finish; slight alcohol warming; a touch of harsh bitterness;

M: full bodied; light to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: no bourbon character in the aroma; vanilla came through in the flavor, but no oak, smoke, or sweetness;

Photo of alarmclock314
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank on a Wednesday morning... close enough. Bottle dated 3/27/15. Poured jet black with a good sized brown head which lasted a while and left some lacing. Amazing smell of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and roasted malts; getting almost a toasted marshmallow vibe. The taste is much more subdued, but follows the nose almost exactly. A coffee drinker's delight. Slight sweetness. Above-average carbonation for the style. Fantastic stout overall. If I were to really nitpick, it'd be about the taste being too subdued (which is probably why some people find this boozy). Some aging may reduce the coffee dominance and bring other flavors to the forefront.

I had a Founders KBS right after this and would say they're compatible. The major differences being that this has way more coffee, way less bourbon, much more subdued, touch less drying, a little sweeter, bit more carbonation, and less balance. Overall, I preferred Sunday Morning. Great for any day of the week!

Photo of linnymtu
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A worthy competitor to KBS but not as good. A bit too sweet for a coffee stout.

Photo of OGShotzy
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a Spiegelau stout glass.

Looks super dark with a nice milk chocolate colored head. Even the head is complex, with some parts darker than others.

Smells like coffee and bourbon.

This can taste hot if you don't let it warm up a bit. Accordingly, I highly suggest leaving it out of the fridge for a couple of minutes before opening. It will taste much better. The taste is a lot of chocolate and bourbon. Also, still a lot of booze.

Excellent BA stout.

Photo of SFC21
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a bourbon bomb. Coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate are there for a beat but then the bourbon takes over and dominates. The only difference between the finish of this beer and bourbon on the rocks is a bigger presence of vanilla. A little more balance and this would an A+; perhaps some time in the cellar would serve it well. A very good beer but a notch below Bourbon County and KBS.

Photo of maxifunk777
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you like coffee you'll love this beer. dark as night nice dark tan head. Smell full of coffee, bourbon, oak char, and slight chocolate. Taste Coffee and more coffee with thick smooth taste with lots alcohol, yeah its a little hot fresh can not wait to see what some cellaring will do to this beer. Not bad for 1 first run a big bold aggressive beer. I am going to take my time and enjoy my now 11 pack :)!

Photo of brureview
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark chocolate brown color in a Brooklyn snifter with a 1F head.

Aroma wafting from the bottle: dark roasted malt and chocolate.
The dark roasted coffee is dominant in the beer.

With every sip, I could taste the alc finish. Quite "boozy" in the sense that the alcohol is quite pronounced.

Taste: extraordinary. perhaps the most dark-roasted coffee plus roasted malt I have tasted in a stout. The aroma/taste/finish isn't balanced, like in BCBS., Regardless, this is bold,
dark roast coffee, chocolate, and a strong alc finish.

Overall, an excellent first rate IS. The BCBS is balanced- this is not. The roasted coffee, dark malts, chocolate, and alcoholic finish are very pronounced. It's a long sipper.
Great beer.

Photo of RexBanner
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very dark, almost black in complexion. 1/2 finger tan suds rise to the top. No carbonation detected. The aroma of coffee is immediately noticeable followed by molasses and something "oily": maybe coffee resin?
Taste is very boozy upfront. The coffee comes through second, then the bourbon barrel on the backend. This stout has an almost Bosco syrup aftertaste to it. Very, very subtle bitterness washes everything down.
Heavy mouth feel, although this beer finishes semi-dry. The alcoholic "burn" is there with every sip.
Overall: Not bad. Not bad a'tall! Please don't go in thinking you're going to get a knockoff of founders KBS. This isn't as well balanced as KBS, although not by much, but it can be had for much less price wise ( $6 bucks as compared to $2.49 ) and more accessible. Aging wouldn't hurt this either. If you see it buy it! You'll surely agree that this is one heck of an Imperial Stout. CHEERS!

Photo of StoutHunter
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Weyebatcher's Sunday Morning Stout a couple weeks ago at The Lager Mill. I've been interested in trying this one and I was lucky to be able to get a couple bottles to try, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks ok, it could look better and it isn't too eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had a quarter of a fingers worth of light mocha color head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away to nothing and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, but I was hoping for better head and retention.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the coffee being the first to show up and it imparts some nice black coffee aromas that's followed by the malts with some roasted malts, sweet malts and some nice chocolate aromas that make for a mocha like aroma. Up next comes a noticeable alcohol aroma with the bourbon barrels showing up next and it imparts some bourbon, vanilla and light oak aromas with a slight bit of toasted coconut. This beer has a very nice aroma, it's got pretty good balance, all the aspects work well together and no single one is too overpowering.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the coffee still being the first to show up and it imparts the same black coffee aspects that it did in the aroma and it's followed by some nice roasted malt, sweet malt and chocolate flavors. Up next comes the alcohol which is boozy and really noticeable while being fairly warming and it goes into the barrel flavors which impart some bourbon and vanilla flavors. On the finish there's just a little bitterness with some more booze showing up and into the aftertaste with some bourbon, coffee and chocolate flavors. This is a good tasting beer, but it's pretty damn boozy and the alcohol could have been hidden much better.

M- Not the smoothest, warming, not too crisp, a little creamy, a little sticky, on the light side of being full bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice, but I wish it was smoother and not so warming.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a good example of the style, I found it to be similar to KBS in some aspects, but it was also rough around the edges and it just wasn't as refined as KBS. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, about half the bottle is the perfect amount for me, the boozyness really hurt the drinkability. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma, its very nice and it's the aspect that is the closest to KBS. What I like the least about this beer is that the alcohol isn't hidden well. if that was fixed it would be a pretty nice beer. I might buy this beer again, but it's nothing that I'm going to stock up and I would recommend trying it if you like barrel aged coffee Stouts. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and in the end it was just boozier and rougher around the edges than I would like. It's not a favorite Weyerbacher beer and it's above average for style. Nice job guys, but I think with a little more work this could be a very nice beer.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Disappointed, it has an intriguing nose but the alcohol comes off way to hot and overwhelms everything. Maybe sitting on it for 6 months to a year will help.

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coffee character was a bit off with my bottle- it had an almost chile like taste. Very boozy- I don't see the big deal with this one.

Photo of bubseymour
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very solid imperial stout. Nice really sweet chocolate flavor with a more subtle balance of coffee flavor. Only ding I can give it is that its quite boozy in the finish. Perhaps with a little cellaring vs. drinking fresh, it will mellow and smooth out. Other than the booziness its about as solid as a stout as you'll find. Highly recommend.

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Pitch black pour. Two fingers of brown head settle after a short time. Thin ring of lacing.

S: Fresh roasted coffee bean aroma really pops. Strong whiff of bourbon and some woody barrel char. Aromatic woody vanilla really opens as it warms. Roasted malt forms a base layer. Kiss of smoke. Black cocoa powder and bitter dark chocolate. Dried figs. A complex nose that pops in all the right places.

T: Just as in the nose, freshly roasted and smokey coffee beans are front and center. Deep woody flavors from the barrel. Bourbon. Oaky vanilla. Roasty char and chocolate malt. Dark fudge. Caramel and decadent bourbon ball candy. Brown molasses. Fudge sauce, caramel, molasses, bourbon, and wood intertwine on a long, lingering finish.

M: Big and thick in body. Very full and round. Soft and creamy. Rich, decadent, and desserty. Damn good.

O: It's an obvious KBS knockoff, but a damn good one. So good, in fact, that you can't really call it a knockoff. It actually matches or even outpaces KBS in some respects. I enjoyed every blissful second of this beer. Masterful work.

Note to the brewery- maybe sharpen up the packaging. It looks a little hokey. You have a top echelon product here. Brand it accordingly.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a point.

A. Pours a jet black beer with 2 fingers of frothy cappuccino colored head. About 3 minutes of head retention leaving a prominent lacing around the glass.

S. Chocolate, vanilla, Coffee, Bourbon roasted malts. For me that equals delicious.

T. Same as nose. Some good vanilla chocolate and coffee. Definitely get the roasted malts. Quite a bit of Bourbon which is the highlight but it doesn't take over these other wonderful flavors. The aftertaste is a bit green leafy which usually for me is more characteristic of IPA's.

M. Good mouthfeel. 6 out of 10 on thickness. Some welcome carbonation but not too much. Creamy. Pretty clean finish.

O. A great beer. Definitely up there with KBS, BCBCS and CW BBR.

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Sunday Morning Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.