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Morning Glory - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +11%

BuxMontBeerLover, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Morskie, May 27, 2013
Photo of CJfromPhilly
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from the 12 oz.bottle a dark brown that borders on being black with a HUGE 2 1/2 finger beige head that seems to last forever before settling into a thick collar. It's impossible to judge the carbonation level by looking for bubbles in the darkness. The aroma is somewhat faint, but there are hints of coffee and smoke. 1st sip brings a mellow mixture of black coffee and unsweetened dark chocolate. The flavors are somewhat subdued and underwhelming at first taste, but they linger and get more noticeable on and after the swallow. The mouthfeel is somewhat on the thin side, but has more heft than your average macrobeer. Overall, this is a good offering. Quite a nice introduction to this brewery and it's beers! Looking forward to more!

CJfromPhilly, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mater, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

RoryOMoore, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

erialbill, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Stout_Combo, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

TheTinDoor, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

pcsnyder, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jpd7374, May 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

tommyguz, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

surfrogue1, May 01, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a borderline black color, albeit one that lacks impressive thickness. The head is a four finger khaki shade featuring nice retention. The head leaves behind some nice lacing, also.

S: There's a good espresso presence here, but it's not overpowering or even super-strong. Beneath the coffee notes lie notes of licorice, chocolate, roasted barley, cream, and even some leafy hops. Really damn pleasant, if not massively bold.

T: Initially it opens up with some light roasted barley and chocolate. Coffee builds up on the finish and aftertaste, backed by some licorice, nuttiness, char, and even a touch of piny hops. I don't think the espresso used here is amazing, which is my biggest quibble. Decently deep and enjoyable, though.

M: Indeed, this one lacks body. It's not the driest coffee stout either, choosing to err slightly towards a sweet finish. It goes down superbly, which is my #1 desire for a good coffee stout.

O: I don't think it can compete with WnB or FBS. I do think, however, it's a solid alternative, and a superbly priced one at that. And it delivers the drinkability and the coffee-ness I look for.

ThisWangsChung, Apr 28, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 2/22/13. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with a mocha head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing. The aromas are full of black coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. There's some roasty malts in the mix. Flavors are bittersweet. The expresso really does shine. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, but it's still pretty creamy. Active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. This is a very easy drinking stout. Straight forward, no gimmicks.

This is a really nice coffee stout. Flavors come through. Great value as well. Recommended.

BB1313, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Agrzy, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

stubbs1232001, Apr 17, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Pencible, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

beercanman, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Lukass, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Sludgeman, Apr 10, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle into a pint glass. Good looking solid black with nice thin head that lingers.
S- rich dark coffee aroma, and some toffee , molasses notes.
T- sweet malty start with dark coffee in the middle and smooth finish . This goes down really easy for the high abv
Mouthfeel is creamy, and body seems about right for the style IMO
Overall I bumped this up because it's a good stout and a solid value . I'll definitely look for this again

Hopscat, Apr 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

mendvicdog, Apr 02, 2013
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cfinch2, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

billab914, Mar 24, 2013
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Barbie, Mar 23, 2013
Morning Glory from Old Dominion Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.