Mornin' Latte
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #76
Ranked #2,757
4.2 | pDev: 7.14%
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
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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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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 129
Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark cola colored brown with bright red tints around the edges when held to the light. Large unrelenting mocha head leaves marginal lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee, really good roasted coffee. Flavor is the same freshly roasted coffee with sweet cream and cocoa. Feel is on the thin side of medium bodied, with low carbonation. Overall a fantastic milk stout. Definitely a home run.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As one of the most adept breweries at stout making, Toppling Goliath roll out an intensely flavored Imperial Milk Coffee Stout that easily mimics their goal of an iced mocha latte in beer form.

Pouring a dense coffee black, Mornin' Latte builds a equally as thick, solid blanket of dark beige foam patiently rises and floods the nose with a host of sweet roast. Robust coffee, light smoke, cocoa and burnt cream create a rich and savory scent. With the first sip, intense sweetness comes with overwhelming flavors of sweet cream, vanilla, caramel, toffee and even light molasses.

Not shy on the generous lactose additions, the sweetness of marshmallow is barely edges out by the taste of roast that overcomes the middle palate. Roasted walnut, burnt toast, espresso, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of hickory soon overtake the sweetness and define the beer's lasting taste of sugary espresso into a long lasting late palate with coffee, cocoa and chicory bitterness in tow.

Full, thick and without question, cloying, the rich and lathery meringue of a beer translates to a dessert density as well as taste. The warmth of kahlua simmers underneath the lasting milk sugars and persistent malt structures for a long lasting aftertaste of sweetened char and roasted marshmallow.

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Photo of omahawk
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours extra thick pitch black with little carbonation or head. Aroma is restrained milk sweetness and roast. Taste is two extremes that come together in balance- intense lactose sweetness meets ashen roast on the back of the tongue. There is a hint of overdone express balanced with 12 teaspoons of sugar and a splash of milk. Somehow, all of this comes together and it works really well.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can served in a pint glass. Dated 06/04/19. Gift from @mr-jj.

Pours black with a tiny head. Smell is coffee and malt and I like it a lot.

Taste is good -- coffee and cream, roasted malts, a bit too much sweetness not too bad.

Mouthfeel is rich and thick. Overall, very nice beer.

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Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dense head but it doesn't last as long as a typical nitro pour. Dark brown color but the light does pass through the edge easily. Some streaks for lace.

The first whiff is of semisweet chocolate with little coffee. The second smell is far more coffee and, surprisingly dry.

The taste is shockingly sweet given the smell. Think an over-sugared coffee. Less rich than most milk stouts. The coffee portion lingers more than I like as the sweetness fades in the swallow.

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Photo of Jimmy_Kneecaps
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is cola colored and opaque in the glass. Tons of head, 3+ fingers, light khaki in color. Nose is not far off from my usual white chocolate mocha and very inviting. First flavor is decadent milk chocolate. The chocolate is closely followed by bitter roasty coffee. Then some lighter coffee flavors, like a latte with milk and cream. Delicious. The mouthfeel is thicker than I expected from the look of the pour, which was translucent. It’s on the thicker side of moderately thick, but not chewy at all. Creamy and slick. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this, as I have all the beers I’ve had the pleasure of trying by these guys.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Rip Current 8-oz. beer glass
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received July 19, 2019
Consumed: Aug. 3, 2019
Reviewed as: Milk / Sweet Stout
Misc.: Packaged on June 4, 2019 at 1:04 p.m. CT (I think); Best by Dec. 1, 2019

Thanks, Sam!

Another one from Toppling Goliath and another one to extend its lead as my favorite brewery. Back of the can read (in all CAPS) “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.”

Poured a pitch black color with three fingers of frothy khaki-tan head. Lots of bubbles coming up the sides of the glass. Good spotty lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled mocha, cacao nibs, bitter dark chocolate, toasted barley, semi-char wood, vanilla cream and caramel. Additions of maple and toffee from the can. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted slightly better than the nose and way smoother. Got mocha, cacao nibs, caramel, toffee, maple, burnt brown sugar, toasted barley, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla cream and semi-char wood. A rather complex beer. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Long, bitter, lingering sticky finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Just an excellent beer for the style. Another killer from Toppling Goliath. (Overall - 4.25)

4.24 | 94 | A-

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a huge fan of milk stouts, i don't like the aftertaste of the milk sugars used. Not sure if it was because this was an imperial milk stout, (i can't recall ever have a amped up a.b.v. milk stout) or if it it was just T.G.'s perfectly crafting and brewing this oh so balanced brew but it was spot on, I'm sure it also help to have it on tap! the Coffee was very pronounced but not acidic or over-powering. The body/feel was exquisite, rich but balanced. Glorious!!

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Photo of briandgilbert
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L-dark in color, some brown head
S-nice coffee and milk notes, not super over powering
T-excellent tasting brew, coffee and milk, it’s yummy and want to drink it more!
F-smooth and easy to drink
O-this is a great sipping stout that is not hard to drink but smooth to drink and is amazing - love it!!

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Photo of hopley
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this at on tap at the Public House in Brookline, MA on 07.10.19.

Look - Poured into a tulip with ample brown head, deep dark brown color. Head faded eventually to a small ring on the edge of the glass that left no lacing.

Smell - Didn't really sniff it too hard but I think it was there...

Taste - One sip was all I needed to tell me this was one of the tastiest stouts I've had in a while. Dark chocolate and coffee but neither overwhelmed the other, and both kinda canceled the other out so they worked perfectly well together. Same thing for the lactose and any bitterness or roastiness coming from the dark chocolate / coffee - you couldn't really taste either, which is fine by me because I'm not too big on an overwhelming presence of either (lactose or roastiness). So what you were left with was a creamy bold assertive tasty mid ABV Stout.

Feel - Creamy, strong, thick.

Overall - This was my first Stout from Toppling Goliath and I know it wasn't one of the highly rated, high ABV ones...I had a Tree House Double Shot the prior night (I've had plenty of them), and in my opinion Mornin' Latte blows away the Double Shot line (and lots of other TH pastry stouts) by leaps and bounds. Glad I was able to try this and hope to try more TH stouts eventually. Definitely worth seeking out. Cheers!

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning and "best by" dates printed on bottom. Served in a glass coffee mug.

Appearance: The foamy, light tan, two finger head goes down a bit but basically stays around until the end and leaves behind a lot of thick lacing that covers the entire glass. It's almost black, but some very dark reddish brown shows up in the light.

Smell: It's a simple but pleasantly sweet aroma; mostly of light (heavy on the milk or cream) coffee and milk chocolate.

Taste: It starts off mildly sweet with notes of milk chocolate and brown sugar there's some slightly bitter notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee but they never get too overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: It's very robust, extremely creamy and smooth with low carbonation. It never gets cloying despite the heavy body and strong sweetness.

Overall: It looks amazing and the texture is simply second to none. It's a rich, creamy, beer with a lot of character that's easy to drink and never gets out of hand.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hunahpu Day 2019. Black with an ample khaki head. Smells of coffee, lactose, maple? Tastes the same. Maple and lactose sweetness and a little roasty. Hefty coffee. Medium body. Pretty tasty.

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Photo of gatornation
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a hint of mahogany hues and a tan head. Smell is cocoa,coffee,chocolate. Taste is sweet with lactose mixed with coffee and cream, chocolate and roasted malts finish with some caramel. Mouth feel way to sweet with lactose milk and syrupy chocolate , wow this is desert in a can tough to finish it, and will not buy a 4PK when it hits distro. 1 can is enough or a 8oz pour is even better.

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Photo of dafla67
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as can be. Aroma is chocolate with a hint of coffee. Taste is wonderful - coffee & sweet. Expected a fuller mouthfeel but this is an incredible stout.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on April 29, 2019. Imperial coffee milk stout brewed with lactose and a blend of cacao nibs and aromatic coffee. Nice breakfast sipper.

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Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a slightly lighter version of Mornin' Delight, and it's certainly got that milky latte character throughout the roasty stout, with a full froth and soft body that delivers less of that intense maple than the non-Latte version, which might in the end make it a bit more of a drinking beer. It's also got notes of caramel I did not get in the other version.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: jet black color with a hint of dark murky brown notes. Thin dark tan head that is nothing more than a film

S: sweet milk and lactose followed by robust roasted malts and raw coffee beans. Dark caramel and a hint of cola. There is a hint of chocolate in here as well

T: rich sweet and roasted malts upfront followed by a lactose sweetness. Coffee bean and milk chocolate behind that.

M: silk and rich fuller mouthfeel with lower carbonation

O: silky, and very luxurious for a Milk Stout. Would buy again for sure

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Photo of mkh012
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap.

Pours near-black with minimal tan head.

The nose is chocolate, coffee, roast, and light ash.

The taste is dark chocolate, coffee, malt, and nutty sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium.

Overall, good stuff.

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Photo of mynie
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

Pours very dark, medium fizz, with no head of which to speak.

Aroma is smooth and coffee-heavy: chocolate, cream, and medium roast.

Tastes sweet: straight-up mocha up front, more roasty in the middle with big nodes of coffee and charred barley, and a sweet, milky finish with some bittersweet mocha lingering after the sip is swallowed.

It's a good but unexceptional big coffee stout.

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Photo of gibgink
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can on 4-6-19. Pours a really dark brown with tannish head. Not much going on in the smell category, I get a faint whiff of coffee. I really enjoyed to taste on this one. The stout is balance with the coffee flavor, and most of all I could really pick up on the lactose, which is pretty rare for me. I liked this beer.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a rich tan head, the nose is coffee, char, stone fruit, dark chocolate, and the most delectable rich cream and sugar you’ve ever whiffed.

The coffee is forward on the taste, with the dark chocolate, char, stone fruit, and cream and sugar providing an excellent balance. This is the real deal, IMHO. World class stuff in a burger bar. What a wonderful beer nerd world we live in.

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Photo of dukeandduke
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/8/19 (Park Ridge, IL): $6 8 oz draft pour into snifter at Beer on the Wall. Dark black pour, razor thin light tan head. Rich roast coffee aroma blends well with the milk chocolate. Nice taste, rich roast coffee, creamy milk chocolate, sweet but not too sweet. Alcohol well masked, emerges slightly as beer warms. Fizzy carbonation holds well, rich thick creamy mouth feel, very smooth drinking. Overall excellent milk stout, hope they make this one again!

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into grenade glass

Pour looks thick and viscous. Dark brown in the glass(bordering on black), but a nice lighter brown seen through the pour and around the edges of the glass. Bitter coffee on the nose with some brown sugar. The first sip was really surprising. Sweet cream and mellow coffee. Almost a touch of light caramel up front. The taste of the coffee isn’t abrasive at all. Very complimentary and more like a chocolate covered roasted coffee bean. Very slick but oddly light and fluffy feel. Sweet and sticky lingering finish. Overall a great brew. This is my first stout from TG and I know understand why these beers are so coveted.

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Photo of FourFingers414
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love coffee stouts. Hell, they might be my favorite style of beer. These 4pk cans do not disappoint! I might actually prefer this over Mornin' delight (maybe not b2).

Anyway, you see my rating. There's no need for me to describe it.

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The old version was second runnings from MD which is why it was 5%. The new batches are around 9% and a completely different beer.

On tap. Thick tan head. Tons of lace. Black color.

Lots of maple and coffee. Sticky sweet. Cloying mouthfeel. Very thick and dessert like. This reminds me of a pastry stout. Chocolate and cocoa powder.

Full bodied. Thick and syrupy, but smooth. Really solid stout.

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