Morning Glory - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
09-07-2013 02:21:17 | More by MikeWard
4.19/5 rDev +10%
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.
09-05-2013 15:02:34 | More by SHerninko
4.45/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
08-18-2013 02:40:53 | More by Steelcitynsouth
3.15/5 rDev -17.3%
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.
07-21-2013 16:57:50 | More by smakawhat
4.51/5 rDev +18.4%
Part of the Pinup Pack. Bottled on 4-9-13
Poured in to my Stone snifter.
Appearance was dark as brown can be with out being Black, showcasing an impressive mocha three finger head that destroyed the walls of the glass with sticky lacing.
The nose picked up the sweet roasted malts with coffee beans and espresso.
The taste was a espresso lovers dream. Sweet and slightly acidic. Dark and roasted to perfection with out being burnt. Flavors were authentic , crisp, fresh and bright. Like the sunrise on a new day.
Mouthfeel was solid as it should be for the style. Carbonation was present with out interfering with the drinking qualities of this brew. Suds would bounce back with a quick swirl of the glass.
Overall I would say this beer is underrated. I liked everything about it, from the label to the long lasting aftertaste. Two thumbs up.
07-16-2013 03:48:21 | More by bcsbeer
Morning Glory from Old Dominion Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.