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Morning Glory - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 28 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

FrankHammer, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Novabrewer, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Chaney
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottled 5-31-13.

Served in a Schlafly snifter.

A: Looked like your average, run-of-the-mill, imperial coffee stout: Black as night with a sticky, icky head that clung to the glass and then some.

S: This one had a mocha flair (as opposed to a black, roasted coffee one) in spades. Smelled good... fresh!

T: It had a good bit of that buttercream frosting-esque sensibility that Terrapin "W N' B" has. Extremely smooth and quite delectable. Mocho milkshake.

M: Thick and creamy, and one with have to have an ABV microscope to detect anything above 4% here. 9%? Really? You've gotta be F-ing kidding me!

O: I truly think the reason this brew hasn't caught on is because of the bad blood between Old Dominion and the local consumers. I feel as cheated as anyone about them leaving the local craft scene by leaving Ashburn years ago and selling out to the giant in St. Louis. However, I'll give credit where credit is due: This beer is excellent.

Chaney, Sep 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

mikeburd1128, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

taospowder, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mjh0527, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

ZachKelly, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

strohme2, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Gryphon69
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, 7-16-13 bottling date

A- Black/Dark chocolate with a slight amber hue in the light. Light ring of light colored foam. Very little bubbles coming thru.

S- Light roast, subtle coffee, hints of light milk chocolate. Everything was very light and subtle.

T- Very similar to the nose, nothing really popping out and subdued, has a slight bitter to the finish that sneaks in there.

M- Thinner and kind of on the lighter side, more fizz from the carbonation than what you see in the appearance. Has a smoothness to it, tad dry in the finish.

O- Really not impressed with this one at all, the best thing about this one is the beauty of the color. Nothing really to smell and NO real complexity in the flavor, boring and straight forward. I do not plan on getting anymore of this one and don't recommend it.

Gryphon69, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

cdtoffers, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Brenden, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Boone757, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up last week in Totowa, having never tried this before.I like the WWII-inspired label on here and was hoping that the story behind this would be a beer that this would be strong enough to be a true American Double/Imperial Stout. Although this could have been a bit stronger in the body, this was a solidly brewed example of the style that felt a lot lighter in the alcohol department than in actuality, while still expressing the Espresso qualities espoused on the bottle. If almost felt like a Coffee Stout without the caffeine or strong cocoa flavors.

The pour to this was what I expected, with a deep brown hue, tan head, and a bit of lacing the slide down the sides of my pint glass after every sip. There was lots of espresso in the nose with just a hint of bitter chocolate and currant behind that, with those two flavors more pronounced in the taste. The only drawback to this beer was how thin this was and how carbonated the mouthfeel felt. It reminded me of a craft soda and this could have used more malt to make the staying power of this a bit more extended and what resulted was a beer that could have easily outdone anything available at my local Starbucks.

To be fair, the alcohol was not that noticeable as I made my way through this and it crept up on me throughout my session. This had just a bit of oat in this and while it was certainly not an Oatmeal Stout, it would have made a good choice as a dessert beer. There's enough to like here and this is just thick enough on its own to make the cut.

JerzDevl2000, Sep 11, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Pumilio, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

seyton, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

redliner8, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of MikeWard
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. "Bottled on" was a part of the label on the back, but no date was stamped there.

Poured a deep black with a little over a finger of oatmeal colored head. The head diminished, but maintained. Lacing was evident, but slide down the sides of the glass rather quickly.

Smell was excellent. Good aromas of Expreso, Coffee, and a touch of chocolate.

Taste was...well, a bit of a letdown. Was only getting the coffee, with a slight alcohol burn from the 9.0abv. Now don't get me wrong, the taste was good, and I certainly enjoy a good coffee stout. Just don't think this one measured up to the aroma. Coffee taste was stong, but...felt there should be more somehow.

The problem may be in the mouth, which was very on the thin side for a stout. Now this might improve its drinkability if you wanted to have 2 or 3, but then the high abv might get you. All in all though, a decent offering which I can see having again. Just seems that will a bit more, it would be something outstanding.

MikeWard, Sep 07, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed a bottle from BLUE DOG - Lansdale, PA. Thank you boys!

It is a bit simple in terms of not being complex, but from nose to taste to mouthfeel it is above average and very solid. Very espresso, some chocolate, some smoke, good base stout---all very subtle.
If you like stouts, like coffee stouts -- then give the lil' lady (hot!) on the label a taste.

SHerninko, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

apasternak, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

hornsup, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Cyhops, Aug 25, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Short and sweet - if you like this style, buy it... My ratings above say it all. If you are a novice Stout / Imp. Stout fan, choose something a bit more tame. The espresso is highly evident here, as is the ABV... Not for weak stomachs, but almost an imperial stout for those who seek a rich beer.

Steelcitynsouth, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

garfscores, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

JMBSH, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

cjac, Aug 17, 2013
Morning Glory from Old Dominion Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.