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Morning Glory Espresso Stout - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Morning Glory Espresso Stout
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.72%


Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: jsf14 on 10-06-2013)
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Copernicandream

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Jet black, impenetrable to light, with one finger of dark brown head lasting a few minutes.

S: Espresso is overpowering. The smell is truly espresso, a little sharper and more acidic than I would expect for coffee alone. Also some notes of chocolate, vanilla, and subtle clove.

T: Dark malty sweetness with bitter espresso mingling with bitter roasted malt. Very well done. There is a well balanced hop component that complements the aforementioned bitterness well. As described - an espresso stout with some hops, perhaps a little bitter in general, but fitting for the style and goal.

M: Medium to full bodied stout, appropriately carbonated. I typically expect a little more body in my stouts but the taste really helps carry it.

O: Excellent. Good balance of bitter flavors and espresso tang. Would want only a little more body - and perhaps some barrel age, bourbon or whiskey, if the espresso was willing to hang around. Surprised and impressed.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:46:13 | More by Copernicandream
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 14oz "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a one finger light brown head. Smells of roasted coffee, very nice. Tastes of coffee with a tad bit of malt, nice combination. Beer is carbonated correctly medium bodied nice finish. Overall a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 22:49:39 | More by cyclonece09
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rjp217

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 7/11/13 so about 7 months on this. Poured into my Lawsons tulip....

A - Black in color with an off white half finger head that dissipates quickly. Not much lace left behind.

S - The big winner here of the groups. Deep milk and dark chocolates, vanilla, oak, coffee, espresso, roasted malts. All mix together well, very inviting.

T - Sharp acidic espresso flavors. Black coffee hits up front but not in a good way. There's some dark chocolate notes midway in and then another huge burnt coffee taste takes over, too much.

M - Thin body and feel, huge carbonation and biting finish on the palate.

O - I love coffee stouts but this one unfortunately misses the mark. While by no means is it a bad beer it just lacks balance and feels rushed. I laid it down for awhile after reading the bitter/burn reviews that were left. Unfortunately time didn't take those away. I think with a little tweaking this could be great but overall it's just average.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 00:47:03 | More by rjp217
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PottstownBeerGuy

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This offering is under appreciated as far as I can tell. Great coffee aroma and perfect malt and sweetness hides the 9% ABV very well. As an espresso stout, I would think the coffee would be too over-pronounced, but this is balanced with great sweetness and sound bitterness. A very strong (and dare I say flagship beer) from a brewery I'd like to see more of from my local Wegmans! Not syrupy, bitter, or too malty...Just a Ultra Solid stout with good complexity for it's ABV!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 17:44:24 | More by PottstownBeerGuy
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Old Dominion Brewing
Morning Glory

Pours a dark brown color, good clarity though dark, with an off white creamy head and plenty of lacing.

Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and a bit of coffee. More coffee pulls through the aroma as the beer warms.

In the taste, vanilla, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolates. The coffee flavor is there but could be more robust. Of course, all the flavors work with a small heat on the back end. Enough bitterness to be in no way sweet.

Medium bodied but surprisingly light given the strength. Smooth yes, full, not quite.

Overall, a nice strong beer with mellow coffee and big malt, but with a thinner body. Ive been trying to check this out for a while, and it is who we thought it was. Drinkable, approachable imperial stout brewed with coffee beans.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 22:30:32 | More by Stinkypuss
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Badger6

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Let me bring in another full review of this Virginian born Russian Imperial Stout. Poured this out of a 12 oz (355mL bottle) into a standard pint glass.

A: Body is black as the Russian night north of the Arctic Circle. Black. Head built up after the pour, then receded pretty fast. Never got bigger than one finger, after recession it looked like the foam on a cup of espresso...imagine that. Lots of sticky lacing to the glass.

S: A deeply pleasing aroma. Distinctly an imperial stout with strong aromas of roasted grains and malts, dark espresso, and hints of dark and bitter chocolates. The smell seems dry, like there is a bit of char.

T: This is a straightforward Russian. A bit tough at first, but warms up quick...like any Russian if you've ever met one. Warmed up it is easy to drink, the flavors smooth out and get better and better with easy drink. This is a manly beer, there are no fruits or florals in this, it is all the way grain, malt, coffee, char, and bitterness. The bitterness at the end cuts off the sweetness, and keeps you ready for more.

MF: Not extraordinarily thick, but this is not a thin beer. There is a decent amount of carbonation to keep things balanced. The beer feels slightly oily on the palate, which is odd considering the dryness you should expect, nevertheless it adds to the drinkability of the beer.

O: Pretty damn awesome RIS offering from the fellas down at Old Dominion. Smells like its gonna beat your mouth in with huge alcohol and lots of sweetness and bitterness, but this beer is well balanced, and super drinkable. Some things could be better, but as is, this is quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 02:53:57 | More by Badger6
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Act25

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thrilled to be among the first to review this great RIS. Well done.
A: I get a lasting head with stained glass lacing. 4
S: I get a deep range of malt, roasted grain, wood, espresso, a bit of char. All good. 3.75
T: It's a welcoming, approachable, uncomplicated RIS with a nice balance and a long tingly finish. It's up there with the better RIS, more wood than fruit, more masculine, fireplace, split wood, than fruit and flowers. The sweetness (of which there is plenty) is well balanced by the long bitter end. 4
MF: Maybe thinner than the greats, but a great finish and a nice balance. Leaves you in a great place. 3.75

O: Surprisingly good RIS, and yes, a sexy, strong RIS. I'd happily trade, age, share, blend, and drink again. 4

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 02:38:01 | More by Act25
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice appearance in the glass. Thick and luscious. Big head, lots of tiny foamy bubbles, good lacing all the way down. Pleasant espresso coffee ground flavor, but just a little chalky for my taste. Not a bad example of the style, but somewhat pedestrian from my perspective.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2013 20:40:20 | More by JohnParadee
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mhksuccess

California

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pour from bottle into a snifter glass
dark very small head almost none very little lacing
smell is express heavy coffee
taste is similar nice coffee and roasty malt
mouthfeel is slightly on the thin side was hope was not quite so thin
overall is very solid decent good beer

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 15:58:57 | More by mhksuccess
Morning Glory Espresso Stout from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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