1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Morning Glory - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Morning GloryMorning Glory

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

231 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 231
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)
View: Beers (29) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Yellolab2010
Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-19-2014 23:23:44 | More by Yellolab2010
Photo of Copernicandream
Copernicandream

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Jet black, impenetrable to light, with one finger of dark brown head lasting a few minutes.

S: Espresso is overpowering. The smell is truly espresso, a little sharper and more acidic than I would expect for coffee alone. Also some notes of chocolate, vanilla, and subtle clove.

T: Dark malty sweetness with bitter espresso mingling with bitter roasted malt. Very well done. There is a well balanced hop component that complements the aforementioned bitterness well. As described - an espresso stout with some hops, perhaps a little bitter in general, but fitting for the style and goal.

M: Medium to full bodied stout, appropriately carbonated. I typically expect a little more body in my stouts but the taste really helps carry it.

O: Excellent. Good balance of bitter flavors and espresso tang. Would want only a little more body - and perhaps some barrel age, bourbon or whiskey, if the espresso was willing to hang around. Surprised and impressed.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:46:13 | More by Copernicandream
Photo of AGB
AGB

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-10-2014 03:26:39 | More by AGB
Photo of dank203
dank203

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

put my faith in this after a short browse. was in the mood for exactly what I got. big fresh coffee been aroma and a well balanced flavor with coffee and sweetness. drank from oversized wine glass. drinks well for the abv and well priced. 8.99 for a six pack

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 18:16:54 | More by dank203
Photo of LMH88
LMH88

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-02-2014 19:39:11 | More by LMH88
Photo of fountainofyouth
fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5%

03-02-2014 02:34:07 | More by fountainofyouth
Photo of cyclonece09
cyclonece09

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 14oz "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a one finger light brown head. Smells of roasted coffee, very nice. Tastes of coffee with a tad bit of malt, nice combination. Beer is carbonated correctly medium bodied nice finish. Overall a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 22:49:39 | More by cyclonece09
Photo of kwa357
kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-21-2014 21:04:24 | More by kwa357
Photo of ConradKenney
ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

02-18-2014 15:16:31 | More by ConradKenney
Photo of rjp217
rjp217

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 7/11/13 so about 7 months on this. Poured into my Lawsons tulip....

A - Black in color with an off white half finger head that dissipates quickly. Not much lace left behind.

S - The big winner here of the groups. Deep milk and dark chocolates, vanilla, oak, coffee, espresso, roasted malts. All mix together well, very inviting.

T - Sharp acidic espresso flavors. Black coffee hits up front but not in a good way. There's some dark chocolate notes midway in and then another huge burnt coffee taste takes over, too much.

M - Thin body and feel, huge carbonation and biting finish on the palate.

O - I love coffee stouts but this one unfortunately misses the mark. While by no means is it a bad beer it just lacks balance and feels rushed. I laid it down for awhile after reading the bitter/burn reviews that were left. Unfortunately time didn't take those away. I think with a little tweaking this could be great but overall it's just average.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 00:47:03 | More by rjp217
Photo of akttr
akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-17-2014 04:51:55 | More by akttr
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-16-2014 13:58:33 | More by djrn2
Photo of chiva
chiva

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

02-16-2014 03:55:17 | More by chiva
Photo of razorsdescent
razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-15-2014 21:04:23 | More by razorsdescent
Photo of Necropsy
Necropsy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-15-2014 21:04:17 | More by Necropsy
Photo of micromaniac129
micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-15-2014 13:18:18 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of galapaghost
galapaghost

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-11-2014 07:06:33 | More by galapaghost
Photo of rkf1976
rkf1976

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-08-2014 01:41:57 | More by rkf1976
Photo of Limanti
Limanti

New York

3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-07-2014 23:53:58 | More by Limanti
Photo of rfbarry
rfbarry

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-07-2014 04:21:32 | More by rfbarry
Photo of PottstownBeerGuy
PottstownBeerGuy

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This offering is under appreciated as far as I can tell. Great coffee aroma and perfect malt and sweetness hides the 9% ABV very well. As an espresso stout, I would think the coffee would be too over-pronounced, but this is balanced with great sweetness and sound bitterness. A very strong (and dare I say flagship beer) from a brewery I'd like to see more of from my local Wegmans! Not syrupy, bitter, or too malty...Just a Ultra Solid stout with good complexity for it's ABV!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 17:44:24 | More by PottstownBeerGuy
Photo of IdrinkGas
IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-31-2014 23:41:08 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of kosstamojan
kosstamojan

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-31-2014 02:21:51 | More by kosstamojan
Photo of CDAtkinson
CDAtkinson

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

01-29-2014 19:08:56 | More by CDAtkinson
Photo of JJStout83
JJStout83

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-29-2014 13:57:12 | More by JJStout83
Morning Glory from Old Dominion Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.