Mornin' Latte
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #106
ABV:
8.9%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,086
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 9.05%
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
254
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 21, 2022
Added:
Jul 28, 2015
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  24
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Mornin’ Latte is an imperial coffee milk stout brewed with lactose and a careful blend of cacao nibs and aromatic coffee to emulate an iced mocha latte. This delicious beer asks you to slow down, pour a glass and enjoy the moment.
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Rated: 4.25 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 16 oz can in a snifter. This big brew pours a very nice coal
black with a thick head of brown foam that settles to a fat ring, thin
dusty layer, and shows some excellent lacing. Nose of heavy
coffee, heavy cream, vanilla, sweet malts almost to the point of maple
syrup, char, brulee, and coffee. Flavors follow the nose with heavy
cream and caramel, deep coffee, char, brulee, subtle dark fruit notes,
and some nutty malt touches. Nice mouth feel; medium full body, smooth, VERY
rich, medium to medium heavy on the cloying scale, light carbonation,
slick, and finishing very sweet.

Overall, solid but needs some balance with the milk sugars....this from
a dessert stout lover.....this one needs to turn it down a notch for some
needed balance.....good....but needs some work.

Cheers
Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.87 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
draught (nitro)
As one would expect, the nitrogen pour, creates a full, long lasting, meringue like head, and this one is light brown. Very dark brown, that has a touch of auburn highlights, at bottom of the glass. No light transmission here. Smelling of molasses, toffee, some coffee and some dark roasted grains, in the background, with a little edge, to the aroma. The added lactose, makes this a bit overly sweet, to start off the taste, then the dark roast, mellow grains, and slight molasses & toffee, arrive, with the subtle coffee note, following. Finishes with dark toffee and some coffee.
Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Nov 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Oct 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by mush from Illinois

Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.45 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Sep 03, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
on draft, served in a tulip glass

black in color, tan colored head that fades. wonderful aroma and flavor though, Really nice coffee and sweet cream flavor. fuller bodied, slick mouthfeel.
Aug 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.96 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.74 by Vylo from New Jersey

Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by andrewjraab from Michigan

Jul 02, 2021
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
-Imp. Coffee milk stout.

A: Huge bready textured surface is dark tan-copper with large cavernous voids, while maintaining its sturdiness. A dark oily black esspresso-esque exit from the can showed dark burgundy highlights around the edges with a silky nature. Lots of wavy sticky lace strands adore the vessel. Slow, steady carbonation beads linger to the surface.

S: Rich vanilla creamer latte, milky stout with a beautiful oily roast aroma. Very pleasant, like a freshly brewed espresso, outstanding with a dark chocolatey roast bitterness. Small smokiness, burnt grains and wood linger about.

T: Huge oily roast start, silky smooth flavor, dark chocolate cocoa with a rich vanilla creamer touch. Roasted chocolate, with earthy roasted hop flowers, and a sweet milky chocolate flavor. Mocha almond milk and nuttiness.

M: Silky smooth mouthful has a very light mention of carbonation, is oily and eloquent on the tongue with a warming roasted nature. Small smoky and roasty film layering on the tongue.

O: Overall from the first sip my ground floor was 4.5 for flavor with no hesitation. A rich, oily esspresso-esque like appearance, natural sweet vanilla and roasty nose, and a flavor that followed suit concludes with a silky smooth mouthful. It's an espresso/latte drinkers delight, outstanding in all regards.
Jun 09, 2021
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can, packaged 12/21/20, best by 06/19/21 stamped on the bottom of the can. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a couple inch tan head that stayed around a while. Good amount of lacing, too. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, cream, chocolate and roasted malt. For the most part the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some hazelnut and burnt/charred malt flavors. It's a sweeter tasting brew than I expected, but the coffee/roasty flavor is still noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good overall coffee milk stout, worth a try if you get the chance.
Jun 05, 2021
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Reviewed by pkalix from California

3.26/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
canned 9/20.... nine months ago. no wonder it smells tinny.... gotta watch what you buy from certain people, i guess... even with the tinny smell it still smells pretty good, though. taste is okay, but ya just gotta wonder ya know/. especiallu when it's your first taste of a particular brew. getting the tinniness in the mouth now also. meh... definitely not a '94' in this hero's palate.... the great debate is do i even add a rating here?
May 31, 2021
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Mornin' Latte 16oz. poured into my 20oz. weizen. The glass was filled perfectly to the top with a thick tan three finger head of froth. This is a very dark cola color that impossible to observe the carbonation. The foam did settle to a quarter inch cap and thick sticky lacing left behind.
I can smell sweet chocolate malts and mild coffee notes. The coffee smells very good here!
Sweet chocolate, bitter coffee, a milky sweetness, and a slight alcohol flavor.
The feel is a creamy smooth feel, from the milk, light carbonation, and the little alcohol bite at the end.
This looks perfect, the aroma is very good, and the flavor is nice. The feel is nice and creamy. My grade would be better if there was not an alcohol bite.
May 28, 2021
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Single pint copped from Route 22 Liquors in Union. Pours a jet-black ebony hue with moderate frothing. Powerful aroma reminiscent of It Azz Italian sweet cream and hazelnut. Similar overall flavor profile laden with nuances of sugar milk and chocolate mothballs. Good stuff. Highly recommended.
May 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by bf7 from Pennsylvania

Apr 28, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I tried this beer at the brewery. It poured a opaque dark with ecru head and left some lace. The scent had very nice vanilla latte and coffee like notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with roast malt base vanilla latte highlights. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.
Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by PolskaKielbasia from Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
My review will consist of eight words: too sweet, too sweet, too sweet, too sweet

I LOVE coffee beers. I've tried dozens of them over the past 5 years. This is one of the few that I didn't like.
Apr 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Brian29 from Ohio

4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
You could trade/chase down the next seemingly unending run of hype beers and unload your cellar to acquire. Or, you could buy this off the shelf, which is probably better than all of them. Thick. Tasty. Flavorful. Fantastic.
Apr 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zaphog from Michigan

Mar 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Mar 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Mar 24, 2021
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Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My favorite stout...period....
on tap/ nitro. 1.5 fingers of a really stiff creamy, almost chewy head. Lots of sticky lacing. The head is Like meringue. Scent matches description, as does the taste. Thick, velvety mouth feel. I find nothing worthy of less than a "5" here. IMO, this is a perfect stout.
Mar 18, 2021
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Reviewed by TryThemAllOnce from California

3.42/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pint can (canned on 12/21/20 - Poured into a snifter glass today (3/10/21).

Nice dark beer in the glass, with an inch of tan foam that slides away in a minute or so. Sticky lacing, a few small spots remain after a swirl. Slight coffee and sugar/vanilla on the nose. The taste smacks you with sugar, maple slight note of coffee and chocolate, but goodness it's very sweet. Feel is syrupy. I didn't hate it, but have enjoyed others much more. The balance just isn't great. As another review mentioned, no ABV listed on the can, rare these days.
Mar 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by o29 from Texas

Feb 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Feb 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Head of just the tiniest bubbles does the cascading nitro thing without the benefit of a widget and it's quite the sight. Retention is impressive, leaving webs of sticky lace as it recedes. 'Tis an incredibly pretty beer. Smells nice enough, too. Roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate with an obvious lactose addition. I'm also picking up a peppery note too. Can't quite place it, but it's a chili and not some sweet variety. I want to say there's an alcoholic note buried in there too, but it could be the aftershave I just splashed on. Taste... is a bit of a letdown. There's sweet chocolate right up front and that's nice, but the coffee they used tastes a bit singed. Almost burnt even. It lingers and while not wholly unpleasant, it is a bit of a letdown. Canned 12/21/20 if anyone is wondering (or even reading this). Medium-bodied and incredibly creamy thanks to the lactose, so it delivers on that front. Kind of a weird beer. I actively disliked the one I had last week and while this one is far better, I still don't think I'll be purchasing it again. Not with Founders Breakfast Stout sitting right next to it at half the price.
Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black in color with no penetration to light. There’s a quarter inch of creamy brown on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of dark roasted coffee and lactose. I’m tasting milk chocolate, coffee, and lactose. The mouth is creamy and smooth. Very decadent. The alcohol is well hidden.
Feb 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.53 by tjb27 from Minnesota

Feb 15, 2021
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz can received as a gift from a friend. Canned on 1/16/2020 with a best by date of 7/14/2020. This is just over a year old and well past the recommended six month shelf life.

Look: Very dark brownish, bordering on black color. Almost looks like a very dark brown ale or cola. Pours with a nice looking brown cafe au lait head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: This has a lot of chocolate character in the nose. The nose reminds me a lot of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Lots of roasted character - roasted malts, subtle black licorice note? Coffee aroma is not so strong to me, but then again this beer is over a year old.

Taste: This is super sweet and caramelly. It's almost cloyingly sweet, but still quite enjoyable. There must be a lot of lactose in here to bring all of that residual sugar and simulate that iced mocha latte effect. I'm curious if this beer tastes much different when fresh.

Feel: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Has a decent mouthfeel.

Overall: It delivers on what it says it is. It's hard for me to complain about an iced mocha latte milk stout being sweet! I've had other milk stouts that were not so sweet, yet very enjoyable. I am curious to try a fresher version of this beer.
Feb 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Feb 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Mornin’ Latte from Toppling Goliath. Purchased 0n 27/1/21 for $ 4.00 (Including tax) for 16 oz can ($ 0.250/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. In reefer at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 31/1/21.
Stamped on bottom rim “PKG 12/21/20 BEST BY 6/19/21”. Served at 46.5 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 50.5 degrees.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Brown (SRM 20), clear.
Body – Black (SRM 40), opaque When rear-lite, same.
Head – Average (Maximum 2.2 cm, aggressive center pour), buff, high density, short retention, leaving a 0.5 cm crown fed by massive effervescence, and a complete cap. Second pour produces a three mm crown and a single-bubble thickness cap.
Lacing – Fair. Wide, sketchy band of near-microscopic bubbles, much more open space than torn curtain lacing, like a net for medium-sized whales.
Aroma – 3.5 – Light coffee and milk, no hops, no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Begins slightly bitter with mostly coffee and a hint of cocoa. No alcohol (8.9 % ABV, according to BA, NOT marked on container) taste or aroma. No gastric warming. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Subsequent belches generate some coffee memories.
Palate – 4 – Full, bordering on creamy, soft and billowy carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5 (Minus 0.25 point for no ABV on container) Decent but unremarkable – Seems a bit main-stream for TG.
Jan 31, 2021
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Rated by GaryM6 from New York

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Delicious chocolate taste
Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Jeff-Iowa1 from Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tasted at the brewery on 1-06-2021 had a great flight Assassin Term Oil and Morning Delight. This tasted good but light compared to its side by side competition.
Jan 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by sentrynate from Wisconsin

Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Poured from the 16oz can into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a pure creamy black color with a 2 finger frothy tan head. A nice looking beer.

S: Roasty coffee beans, a slight whiff of chocolate and a creamy milky character.

T: First impressions are a very sweet beer, and that continues throughout - sugary sweet with brownies, chocolate milk, chocolate syrup. Not much balance from coffee or even roasted note which shows up a bit in the end.

F: Smooth and creamy with a slight prickle at the end. Coating.

Overall: Tasty but a bit cloying. Definitely a desert beer.
Jan 18, 2021
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Reviewed by mellonsm from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a really great beer. It pours thick, dark, and bubbly almost like a nitro stout in the way the bubbles take shape. It leaves a lighter brown, but still thick head and lacing. The aroma is sweet and well balanced. Same with the taste. Definitely sweeter than your average milk stout but really great. High viscosity on the mouthfeel lets you know this is not a low calorie offering. Overall a really great beer!
Jan 17, 2021
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 379 ratings