Morningwood | Odd Side Ales

MorningwoodMorningwood
BA SCORE
91.5%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 331 ratings
MorningwoodMorningwood
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SupaCelt on 12-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,888
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
331
Liked:
303
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
8.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
85
Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 331 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of agrinnell
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black. Foamy, short, tan head that fades fast.

Smells light coffee, bourbon, chocolate, roast malt and vanilla hints.

Tastes roast malts, coffee and dark fruit. Followed by chocolate, light vanilla and bourbon hints. Finish is dry with a roasty linger. Lighter Medium body and creamy lower Medium carbonation.

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Photo of cmukid87
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Full disclosure it was a 2014 drank recently. It has turned for the worse in my case.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buschbeer
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
2014

This beer pours black and is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves very little lacing.

The smell is pretty nice. I get light bourbon and coffee notes with a lot of milk chocolate.

I get a lot of chocolate in the flavor with some hints of bourbon. There is a little black coffee in the finish.

Full mouthfeel with low carbonation

This beer is not as good as it is fresh. I thought it was a 2015 and was avoiding it, so I left it in the cellar too long. The smell is fantastic still, but the flavor is a little oxidized.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super smooth coffee bourbon stout. Fresh Rich coffee grounds and vanilla, spicy bourbon oak on the aroma. Taste is very smooth- the coffee and roasty malts stand up to the barrel treatment for a well balanced palate. Feel is very smooth and helps the flavors linger. A great winter beer, and one of the better Bourbon aged coffee stouts around. One of Odd Side's best for sure.

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Photo of strohme2
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan_Sch
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shareallthebeer
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of esimonoff
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Klourie
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitze
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krl2112
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ericat78
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.24/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I hate rating infected beers but this is going south. 2015 consumed in March 2016. Tart cherry and pomegranate. I can sense the potential but the body is thinning and this is only going to get worse.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on 2/20 out of a swingtop growler filled at Odd Side one week prior, on 2/13. Poured into a imperial pint glass.

Appearance (4.0) - Poured somewhat aggressively to coax out two fingers of creamy, cocoa-hued foam that retains for a minute or two before slowly fading to a bit of film across the surface of the liquid and a few streaks of darker brown lace on the sides of the glass. The body is walnut dark brown, bordering on black.

Smell (4.0) - The aroma is well-blended, with several elements coming out in a cohesive whole--baker's chocolate, sweet coffee and caramel notes and sort of a dessert-like sweetness that hints at lactose, even though I don't think this is a milk stout. The barrel is hiding there, but it is definitely subtle, with none of the astringency that can sometimes come through in harsher barrel-aged stouts.

Taste (4.25) - The smell really provides a nice preview of what's to come with the flavor. Rich chocolate and mocha coffee are the predominant profiles, but there is still some bourbon in there to provide a nice bit of counterpoint, but without the heat. Some residual flavor characteristics in the form of vanilla, lactose sugar, marshmallow, all serving to meld the coffee and chocolate into something that is less pungent than you often get from coffee stouts. Roasted malts provide a nice semi-bitter finish that prevents this from becoming cloying.

Mouthfeel (4.25) - Body is medium, with lowish carbonation levels, but there is a distinctly creamy component to it that makes it feel a little bit fuller than it might otherwise. There isn't a ton of body, but it still gives a filling impression.

Overall (4.0), a well-done beer from Odd Side. It's not my favorite of their excellent barrel-aged stout offerings, but it stands out in how easy it is to drink for something with coffee and chocolate and then stuck in bourbon barrels. The flavors all meld together quite well, which makes it go down smooth, but with lots of flavor. The only drawback is that it can become a tad monotonous over a full growler of it. Still, that never seems to prevent me from finishing one over a couple days.

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Morningwood from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 91.5% out of 100 with 331 ratings
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