Morning Glory - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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3.59/5 rDev -5.8%
A: Black, like the kitty licking condensation off of my glass. A creme tan colored head rises up from the body of the beer. The head is small, and gently subsides back into the body of the beer.
S: Rich dark coffee, molasses, and perhaps a hint of vanilla in the aroma. Some slight earthy notes, but the coffee really dominates the aroma with rich malt backing it up.
T: First sip is all coffee, the flavor subsides, and lets the malt shine through, dark chocolate, and possibly a touch of wood comes in. The finish is sweetened coffee, almost but not quite cloying. There is a touch of alcohol in there...
M: Medium thick in body, the carbonation is a bit strong for me, but not too distracting. The finish definitely goes out smooth, coating the mouth with coffee goodness as it goes down.
O: Good brew, nice stout and I like what the espresso bring to the party. Considering the abv, and the fact that I got it pretty cheap in a mix a six, I think it is a pretty good buy. Perhaps not the best of the style, but certainly something that will kill a craving.
04-21-2014 00:49:31 | More by Beejay
3.76/5 rDev -1.3%
I picked up a bottle of Old Dominion's Morning Glory last week for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. I had this beer before, but I don't remember much about it and I thought I should revisit it, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.
A- The label looks ok and I think it's a little eye catching. It poured a dark brown color that let just a little bit of light come through which made for a more brown like color with two fingers worth of light mocha colored head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This was a pretty good looking beer, I have no complaints.
S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the coffee being the first to show up, it's fairly nice, but it has a light over roasted coffee aspect to it. Up next comes the malts which impart some roasted, chocolate and sweet malt aromas with a slight bit of charred malt aromas showing up in the background. This beer had a pretty nice aroma and the coffee was showcased just like I would expect from a Coffee Stout.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the coffee still being the first to show up, but this time the coffee doesn't seem to be as overly roasted as it was in the aroma and it was followed by a slightly creamy flavor. Up next comes the malts which impart the some sweet malt, chocolate and roasted flavors with a slight bit of alcohol that's barely noticeable. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with a coffee, chocolate and sweet malt like aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, just like the aroma the coffee was still the star of the show.
M- Fairly smooth, a little sticky, a little rich, medium creamy, on the lighter side of being full bodied with a low amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it worked well with this beer.
Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a nice example of a Coffee Stout, the coffee was showcased nicely as it should be and the malts provided a nice base for this beer while keeping the alcohol well hidden. This beer had nice drinkability, it was fairly smooth, not too boozy, a little rich, not too filling and that taste did a nice job of holding my attention, I think two would be my limit for this beer and I think this would be a nice beer to enjoy in the fall. What I like the most about this beer was that the coffee wasn't too strong or to weak, it was right in the middle and that worked well in this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the over roasted coffee aroma, it wasn't bad at all, it was just pretty noticeable to me. I might buy this beer again and I wouldn't turn one down. I would recommend this to anyone who like coffee stouts, but I don't think it will be a stand out. All in all I was happy with this beer, it wasn't the best coffee stout I have had, but i didn't think there was anything really wrong with it and it satisfied my craving for a coffee beer. I still like GI Gi's Farmhouse Ale the most as far as beers from Old Dominion go, but this one would be my second favorite from them. Nice work guys, keep up the solid work.
04-05-2014 03:32:18 | More by StoutHunter
4.13/5 rDev +8.4%
Reviewed from notes; consumed on 6/21/13. 12 oz. bottle poured into Weyerbacher tulip. Best by 3/13/13.
A - Pours black coffee black with a half finger of almond head. Sticky lacing.
S - Roasty, vanilla, coffee, oats, wet grain.
T - Sweet vanilla, dark bittering chocolate. Grain middle. Bitter, burnt finish.
M - Carbonation is high but it works. Smooth with good body.
O - Great coffee flavor, cheap at $9.99/six pack. I will buy again.
03-21-2014 01:00:18 | More by NoLeafClover44
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
03-19-2014 00:46:13 | More by Copernicandream
3.58/5 rDev -6%
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
03-04-2014 18:16:54 | More by dank203
4.01/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
02-28-2014 22:49:39 | More by cyclonece09
3.51/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
02-18-2014 00:47:03 | More by rjp217
Morning Glory from Old Dominion Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.