Morning Wood | Big Wood Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Wood Brewery
Minnesota, United States
bigwoodbrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
50 IBU

Added by MBrausen on 02-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
15.49%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
35
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 36
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of LXIXME
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big tan to light brown head slowly dies down above a clear super thick super dark brown to black colored beer.

Decent amount of aroma coming from this beer consisting of dark roasted malts, light coffee grounds, a bit of dark bakers chocolate, with a grain like aspect to it.

Dark bakers chocolate, dark roasted malts, along with a bit of light coffee coming through in the taste of this Morning Wood.

Dryish aftertaste with a bit of the dark malts tastes sticking around with this full bodied beer.

Also seems that as this beer sits and warms a bit that the dark chocolate and the black coffee aspects in the aroma and taste seem to come to the forefront a bit more, adding to this beer.

I'm glad it's sort of cold outside, seems to make this beer even better.

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Photo of mothman
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can served in a mug at the 2015 Albino Skunk Music Festival.

Pours very dark brown with an exceptionally creamy head.

The aroma is moderately strong with at least as much chocolate as coffee and roast grain. The coffee comes to the fore upon tasting. It’s nearly matched by the rich, dark roasted grains. Moderately bitter.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of rab53
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jwc215
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown to black with a head that descends to a wispy thin, vanishing, cover. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted iced coffee with a hint of oatmeal, toffee and earthy tones.

The taste is of iced coffee with dark malt and some roast in the finish.

It's medium bodied with mild carbonation.

It's pretty much iced coffee with a decent stout backing.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jbaker67
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Breakfast aromas of fresh baked bread and fresh brewed black coffee dominate the nose with some grain smells in the background reminiscent of sprouted barley as it is just starting to kiln.
Pours bright coffee black with a dense 3" light tan foam cap that leaves thick lace.
The palate shows a good balance between the dark roast elements, hops and malt. It starts creamy with hints of caramel, cola to introduce coffee that especially dominates the after taste.
It has the creamy oatmeal texture with a hint of slickness in a big body with slightly below average carbonation.

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Photo of Stevedore
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz "pounder" can shared with a friend yesterday; poured into my FFF teku glass today 6/2/2013.

Aroma: Straight up cold-pressed black coffee just like when I homebrew a coffee stout. The nose itself is kind of weak, and is nothing particularly special. I don't detect much malt presence or hoppiness here at all. (3)

Colour: Dark cola brown, minimal head, minimal lacing. Thoroughly average looking stout. (3)

Flavour: Straight up black coffee bitterness plus the underlying roast malts which are kind of hard to detect under the coffee. Its an OK tasting beer but rather disappointing that it is so one dimensional. I might as well drink hot coffee in the morning instead. (3)

Mouthfeel: Thinner side of medium body, well carbonated, aftertaste is black coffee bitterness, the finish is like black coffee. Ehh. (3)

Overall: Just not quite what I expect from coffee stouts. Its just a very, very heavy cold black coffee with a bit of malt and alcohol in it. I don't expect these to be complex beers but this one would really benefit from having more malt and hops backbone to it all. (3)

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Photo of mattmarka1
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jera1350
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown color with a tall fluffy head of light brown foam. Plenty of lacing comes from that foamy head.

Vanilla, cocoa and light mocha in the nose.

Very light and has a touch of a watered down flavor. Coffee flavor in the background that lends to a bitterness. Plenty of noticeable hop flavor to add to the bitterness. Mild chocolate and vanilla in there also.

Has the body of a cup of coffee. Even at 5%, still too thin. Very dry finish.

A highly drinkable beer with lots of flavor to go with it. If I wasn't told this was brewed with coffee, I would have guessed it came from the malt bill because it's so light. The body and lack of coffee are this beers weakness, but it's still good overall. $11 for a four pack of 16 oz. cans though is too high a price tag in my opinion.

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Morning Wood from Big Wood Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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