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Morning Glory - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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86
very good

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: larryi86 on 11-24-2012)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-16-2014 13:58:33 | More by djrn2
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a midnight brown color with ruby highlights; a carpet of foam lays on top of the liquid and leaves a few strands of lace behind

Smell: While there is coffee detectable in the aroma, there is also a fruity character that blends with the roasted tones

Taste: Fruit and roast forward, with the roasty flavors building into the middle; after the swallow, the espresso finally makes an appearance and holds its own, though the aftertaste has a lot of fruit in it, as well

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderare carbonation

Overall: The body is too light and there isn't as much coffee flavor as I would prefer for the style

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:56:04 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-08-2012 01:27:30 | More by nmann08
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-07-2014 06:56:43 | More by ygtbsm94
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was by far my favorite sample while visitin the brewery. This poured out looking like a chocolate milk due to the nitro. Once the beer settles it is black in color with a delicious creamy looking brown head on top. The smell of the beer gives off a very nice coffee aroma with a soft roasted malt backbone. The taste of the beer is chocolatey upfront with a creamy coffee flavor as well. The taste is moderately sweet with a subtle bitter finish. The mouthfeel is like silk, it is soft and creamy with a very good drinkablity. Overall it's a great coffee stout, the nitro gives this beer a very good quality. Awesome stuff here!!

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-16-2012 02:06:43 | More by Knapp85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark with minimal head. Nose is mild coffee. Flavor profile is espresso express! Great coffee character with little to note as a detractor. I've got nothing negative to say. Very smooth feel and very easy to drink. A great coffee beer. Glad I found this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 19:12:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark black absorbs all light no ruby highlights to note, big mocha tan head forms thick and lasts awhile, fine speckled lacing left behind. Aroma has big notes of milk chocolate, creamed coffee, a bit of acrid acidity from the coffee roasts to boot. Flavor really stays balanced not overtly sweet or killer with lactose sugars but there's a not of creamed coffee, dark roasted malt base with the bitter dark espresso adds to a nice robust finish and each sip is a bit smoother going down the last. Alcohol flavors add to the complexity and I believe at 9% I would say it's well hidden in this sample...a brewery I used to recognize as a Virginian Old Dominion staple is now brewed and bottled in Dover, DE. This is part of a series they released with WWII era pinup girls and of all the labels this is the most likely that would actually be hanging on your wall. Mouthfeel is smooth a bit of creamy textured dark chocolate with a balanced bitterness from the dark roasted malts/coffee additions, carbonation is natural and the alcohol warmth doesn't overwhelm but it's sure to warm you during the polar vortex we are currently experience. Overall, I'm very impressed with this offering comparing it to the Double D DIPA that I tried, which I found to be sugary and not fermented out all the way.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 00:24:46 | More by WVbeergeek
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up mainly because dat bottle art. Poured into a bell tulip (as I regrettably don't have an OD glass as of yet), dark black with a creamy cap of tan head that retained as a thick ring and livened up with a quick swirl; nice lacing. Room temperature. Nose was more muted than I'd have expected, but still nice. Roasty aroma, coffee and dark malts, with a subtle touch of fruity esters, almost like Belgian yeast. Good roasty taste, dark malts, caramel, espresso, smooth but not too strong, bittersweet cocoa, mild sweet/fruity undertones, with just a hint of neutral alcohol...about right for a 9% brew. Body was on the fuller side of medium, mouthfeel was smooth, but not really what I'd call thick for the style. A good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 03:55:15 | More by Rifugium
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

04-01-2013 23:01:12 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

06-06-2013 22:53:48 | More by oriolesfan4
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
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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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/5/2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and solid complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice coffee stout. Good balance and solid complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 22:31:14 | More by superspak
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-11-2014 17:06:37 | More by Gonzoillini
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Bottled June 19th 2013.

Classic dark walnut brown body, nearly black. Head barely forms and is very very light for a stout, nearly light tan in color. Leaves a bit of a filmy top and a thin pencil sized collar.

Nose is a good amount of coffee and vanilla like accents. Very light roasting smelling for a double, but with a good sweetness mixing with the roasty malts. Light but solid.

Palate comes with a very wet body. Extremely thin and nearly lifeless mouthfeel. Lots of roast specifically coffee bitterness on this, and very astringent and watery. Mid palate does fill with coffee and roast, but it's not coming with a malt depth to hold up. Very astringent aftertaste. Warmth lets the cola flavors come out with some cola nut sweetneess and letting the bitterness subside.

It's a bit disappointing and the biggest problem is the mouthfeel as the flavors don't really hold up, and it's un-pleasurably bitter unfortunately. Gets a bit better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 16:57:50 | More by smakawhat
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-24-2014 01:57:50 | More by Latarnik
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

03-24-2013 00:01:14 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-30-2012 20:53:45 | More by Rhettroactive
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up for $2.29 for the single. Into a pint glass

A - Seems pretty viscous with a deep dark blackness. Head is minimal with just a 1/4 inch that settles to just a thick lace ring.
S - Grainy with milk stout dryness. Has some strong coffee smells and maybe some chocolate smells.
T - Has some sweet lactose sugars, has solid coffee flavors not bitter but balanced with a vanilla like flavors. Milk chocolates abound but overall grainy. Not bad.
M - A bit thin bodied for such a high ABV beer. Could use more body.

Overall its a very easy going stout with coffee flavors but it could be better. For 10 dollars a four pack its not bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 05:29:31 | More by DrDemento456
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-13-2013 07:15:33 | More by Cynic-ale
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-06-2013 02:21:51 | More by ROGUE16
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-26-2014 02:43:56 | More by wrightst
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Brenden

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid-looking stout with pretty good thickness in its dark brown body. It develops a tan head in the snifter, which sits at a full finger's height, barely fading through the entire session and dropping patching as it goes.
Espresso is straightforward in the nose, and refreshingly so. True, it may be one-dimensional, but it really isn't entirely, as some notes of roast and cocoa come out. It's nice to see a beer with as a complementary a note as coffee is to stout that translates well and isn't hushed.
It's straightforward in the taste, too, though this is a very well-brewed beer that shows off strong flavor without needing to blow the drinker's face off, and it puts in the forefront what's supposed to be there without dominating the supporting cast. Speaking of: roast, gently bittersweet cocoa, and vanilla all take their turn. more points go to this beer for avoiding the pitfalls of the style: acidity, astringency and/or an acrid harshness. Finally, that 9% ABV? It blows my mind to even read that it's that high while smelling or tasting this beer.
It starts off like a coffee soda (surprisingly good, though), a bit heavy on the carbonation and spritz. It backs down a bit as it goes and the body is really quite smooth. It's got just a touch less body than it ought to. Overall, though, this is really quite good. Kudos to these guys for a beer that, being my second, piques my interest in the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 18:06:30 | More by Brenden
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-25-2014 22:30:01 | More by Lare453
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

09-13-2013 01:37:13 | More by Boone757
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Pencible

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque black with almost no head.
S: It smelled like bold French roasted coffee, with some sugar and cream.
T: It tasted like earthy and smoky French roast coffee, with some sugar and cream. It had a clean and mellow bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thin with a bit of carbonation. Weak body.
D: This was an ok coffee stout at best. The scent and taste were basic, but enjoyable. The body was terrible, but the finish was crazy smooth with well hidden alcohol. So it was very easy to drink, especially for the style. Not for aging. An unimpressive brew, but could serve as a good gateway for those just getting into coffee stouts.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:23:07 | More by Pencible
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Morning Glory from Old Dominion Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.