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Morning Glory - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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very good

278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 10
Gots: 32 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

brpendergast85, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of MattSharpless
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of mthomp081
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- very very dark brown, opaque almost black, barely a head, but a thin creamy one

S - espresso/coffee, dark chocolate, light smoke and roast

T - same as smell, coffee is the main taste, its pretty smokey with roasted malt, earthy, some bitterness in the after taste

M - smooth, creamy, medium carbonation, medium-full bodied

O - This is a good stout. Nice earthy roasted malt with a strong coffee taste but not unwelcoming. The alcohol is masked by the other flavors. Smells fantastic.

mthomp081, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ethanmc12, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

HannahSea, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

superspak, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Storm21, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Cook82, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Scott_McCool, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

tpacek, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of PTEdelman
4/5  rDev +4.2%

PTEdelman, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Proclarush, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of thewilliamhart
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

thewilliamhart, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Liverocks, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

wrightst, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

toppoop, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of theandychrist
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle into a tulip. From the bottle the smell is all malt and coffee, poured into the glass thin head dissipates quickly and is near black with dark brown around the thinner base of the glass. Very mild hop smell while in the glass along with more malt and more coffee. Very thin mouthfeel with a nice taste that lingers on the tongue but doesn't coat it. It's a decent coffee stout that hides the ABV well, but I probably won't pick it up again. Also I wasn't expecting it to be a twist off and almost cracked the bottle with an opener.

theandychrist, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

GOBLIN, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

RblWthACoz, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Kendo
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is black with a small tan head that leaves behind some lacing.

S: Coffee. A touch of roasted barley malt and dark fruits. But mostly coffee.

T: First impression is the coffee. But after the palate adjusts to that, I'm also getting a nice roasty foundation underneath, with some fruitiness - dark fruits and dried fruits - and some vanilla, followed up with a bit of char and roast bitterness at the finish. I've had far better coffee stouts, but this isn't bad at all.

M: A bit thin/underweighted in feel. Carbonation is modest.

O: OK. Nothing earth-shattering, but better than I expected for some reason.

Kendo, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

dexterk1, Jun 06, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Back label says Bottling Date: 04/09/14.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before dissolving down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thin solid ring behind.

S- Immediate shot of booze plus some brown sugar sweetness. Trying to find coffee and dark roast but it's hard to see through the heavy alcohol fume.

T- Taste is much of the same with an overbearing sweetness and booze burn. Mild coffee, soft vanilla and some unappealing dark roast. Coffee starts to come out more as it warms but it's too little, too late.

M- Sharp from the booze and not as viscous as it should be. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Wow, I don't know what they were going for here, but this is a pretty lame excuse for a coffee stout. Way too boozy to be enjoyable and the coffee presence is severely lacking.

Immortale25, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

WesMantooth, May 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

kevvoe, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Morning Glory from Old Dominion Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.