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Sunday Morning Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 122
Gots: 300 | FT: 53
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: 669 | Reviews: 152
Photo of twizzard
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A bit too boozy for me but still a solid BA offering

Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, opaque in the glass; creamy but thin medium brown head, streaky lace down the glass. Smell: earthy espresso, plum, some booze sweetness from the bourbon, toasted brown bread, notes of chocolate and vanilla. Nice; not earth-shattering, nor does it jump out of the glass. Taste: good chocolate ice cream, brown bread note, black plum and skin towards the finish, which is quite earthy with some herbal oakiness.. Extremely creamy, velvety feel. Growing straight bourbon aftertaste as it warms. This is quite good, but is certainly imperfect... boost the coffee and chocolate, soften up the finish, then we can talk first team.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a tarry black with a thin tan head that leaves an oily residue when swirled. The nose is very similar to KBS with spicy coffee & booze upfront, caramelized whiskey and roasted malt sweetness, and finishes with a hint of cocoa (which blooms as it warms). The taste is a similar experience, but with more whiskey booziness. It has a semi-sweet cocoa presence and oak bitterness in the finish as well. The beer's mouthfeel is rich and decadent with adequate carbonation, highlights the coffee and cocoa very well, and finishes with oaky dry bitterness, which isn't too astringent. This beer is a serious contender against KBS, an easy comparison to say the least, but it doesn't have the depth/richness of bcbs.

Photo of unclejazz
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I see the comparison to KBS, and respect the previous work the Weyerbacher has done. It is a bit too thin in body to really hold up all the different flavors going on. Good effort, hope to see it annually.

4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Little thin but as close to a KBS as I have had. Outstanding beer that I wish I had more of. Had a little more of a coffee flavor than this years KBS. Big fan!

Photo of Zetcha7x
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a huge stout fan and I'm getting a little tired of the whole barrel aging thing. That being said this was a great beer!
12oz single bottle from Capone's in East Norriton, PA. I don't remember what I paid for it. Not my usual style, but had heard about it and was highly recommended by the shop-keep.
Poured into a New Castle Brown Ale glass. Appearance was as I expected. Black with a very small tan head. Actually left some decent lacing on the glass.
Aroma was all bourbon. Some hints of coffee, roasted malt, maybe a little chocolate.
Big bourbon and vanilla taste. Coffee is there but not as in your face as others. At 11.3% you better believe there is an alcohol taste and warming sensation.
Rich and creamy with a dry bitter finish.
I would definitely pick this up again. My understanding is it was a very limited bottle release...As I said not a big stout person, but I did enjoy this. Got even better as it warmed. Chocolate flavors came out more.
Overall pretty impressed. Another great beer from an Eastern PA brewery.

Photo of Maniv_Steel
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/27/15, 12oz poured into snifter. Medium thickness, little head with a pretty aggressive pour. Smell is amazing, like walking into a coffee shop that sells ground coffee (not Starbucks). A mix of coffee flavors, even maple. Medium bodied for a BA stout, not a ton of carbonation. Taste is excellent, similar to nose but more subtle and has more coffee bitterness, sweetness there but not overly so. Not too much heat, just enough to balance nicely. Overall an excellent BA stout that hangs with the big boys IMO.

I think it is ready to drink now. Bought four and was gonna age the rest, but after trying it, I think I will save just 1 to see how it does. I'm thinking the coffee will fade and there isn't a ton of alcohol flavor that needs to mellow out.

Photo of Catracho5
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter

A: Black with no light coming through around the edges, mocha colored head, lots of lacing, especially for a BA stout.

A: Big aromas on this, coffee, bourbon, roasted malts, getting a slight chocolate note, not picking up a lot of alcohol, very nice aroma.

T: Very coffee forward, bourbon, getting some bitterness, lots of alcohol, finishes dry, slight chocolate-coffee bitterness, it's got a lot of flavor.

M: The beer's strength, nice full creamy mouthfeel, finishes dry.

O: My verdict is that this is not a KBS killer, it's good, it has bigger aromas, bigger flavors, but when it comes to drinkability, KBS wins. KBS is definitely smoother, but this might age very well. SMS is a world class beer.

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Overall I'm blown away by this beer. Weyerbacher hit it out of the ballpark ! Tastes phenomenal, amazing bourbon kick with that slight tweak of coffee. A little heavy on the palate and really no coffee in the nose. Other than that one of the best bourbon stouts I've had... Just about ever. If you see it try it.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.38/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Runs a little hot. Solid coffee presence. So much roasted malts

Photo of Zaximus
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Excited to have been able to try this on a trip to Atlanta. Big full mouthfeel but I think the booze overwhelms the coffee and other flavors. Still solid.

Photo of DanforthPewter
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Holy Toledo. Side by side with KBS dominated by SMS. Coffee, fresh, bourbon. Winning. KBS seems thin initially. Less carbonation.

Photo of Elsuperjefe
3.57/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 3/27/15. Nice ebony color with a thin tan head that lasted about five minutes. Smelled of my uncle's coffee shop in Bolivia which I love so thumbs up there. The taste however was not as exciting as I had hoped after hearing the reviews but a good stout nonetheless. Sweet and bitter come to mind as I move the bourbony stout around my mouth. The 11.3 abv isn't subtle. Regardless, a very drinkable beer that will surely put a smile on many of my guests.

Photo of rjp217
3.38/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a burning hot fire right now. It's also quite boozy, which is fine but it doesn't hide well at the moment. This also totes the line of being much more espresso than coffee forward. I think time will help this.

Photo of quang_dam
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This baby is strong. You can definitely taste the alcohol in this one.

Photo of jsurfs82
4.67/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very impressive offering. It's just about as good as KBS if not just as good maybe better. I'd have to try them blind to say for sure. Excellent beer and so glad there is something else out there like this. Big Bad Baptist is another great beer but more coffee forward.

Photo of dar482
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours out a slick black color.

The aroma hits of huge coffee, similar to aged KBS. Loads of bourbon, cacao bitterness, coffee bitterness, a touch of alcohol. Big sweetness.

The flavor follows with rich chocolate and caramel sweetness throughout, lots of roasted coffee and espresso. A creaminess, vanilla. Bourbon throughout, with a touch of lingering alcohol on the back, but not as offensive as I've heard from others.

In a blind with KBS, this won hands down. A rich imperial stout with huge forward notes of bourbon and coffee. One of the best in the style.

Photo of Resuin
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This was bottled 3/24/15, less than a month ago. This is my 300th review.

Appearance: Pours black and leaves a half finger of tan head that fades quickly to a rim around the glass. (4.25)

Smell: Roasty coffee, charred malts, mild marshmallow, dark chocolate. (4.5)

Taste: Roasty coffee, char, toasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, a bit of heat on the finish. Definitely tastes fresh, but quite tasty. (4.5)

Mouth-feel: Thick and creamy with a bit of heat and bitterness on the finish. (4.5)

Overall: This is a well done coffee stout. A lot of char, but I don't mind that. Coffee and a little chocolate, along with the vanilla from the barrels. (4.5)

Photo of n2185
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours black with two fingers of brown head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Coffee and chocolate dominate with oak and bourbon following. Some vanilla comes through toward the finish.

T: Roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, robust coffee, and bourbon hit first and strongly. Vanilla, burnt sugar, and oak come through after before a moderately boozy finish. Delicious.

M: Thick body with low carbonation, this beer is thick, smooth, and creamy.

O: Really good, overall. A little on the boozy side, but otherwise a stellar beer that I wish I had more of.

Photo of Griffin2
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- poured black with a slight tan head.
Smell - very nice smell, with a little coffee.
Taste - really delicious. I got chocolate and coffee, but nothing overpowering.
Feel - light carbonation, nice mouthfeel.
Overall - an awesome stout.

Photo of goods003
3.67/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty weak "bourbon" aged stout..Thin look and feel..coffee flavor completely overpowers the bourbon..very thin scent of bourbon that isn't flavored through the beer at all..Disappointed..better options out there for the price

Photo of KillerJigger
3.47/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thought it was thin. Tasted like a home brew a bit.

Photo of budmanbrando
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent imperial stout. Wish I could find another 4-pack!

Photo of golfwolf
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome. Nice smooth. One of the best imperial Stouts out there.

Photo of joecon
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great. Coffee and a hint of bourbon taste. As the beer warmed flavored changed somewhat-//but for the better. The bourbon taste stood out mor! A great stout!

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Sunday Morning Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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