Midnight Morning
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #920
ABV:
13%
Score:
92
Ranked #6,858
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 6.16%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
28
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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One-off
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Gots
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SCORE
92
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Notes: Mouthwatering maple-laced pecan pancakes are the inspiration for Midnight Morning. For our second collaboration with Sey Coffee, we selected an exquisite lot of caramel-sweet Caturra beans from Columbia. We added a massive dose of ultra-dark, late season maple syrup, and finished the beer on 600lbs of delicately toasted pecans. An intoxicating, robust aroma of sweet maple and fresh-roasted coffee wafts from the glass. The rich layers of maple syrup, nutty pecan, and Colombian arabica are beautifully balanced, with a dense mouthfeel coating the palate like chocolate ganache.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 28
Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the source. Great coffee followed by maple syrup with pecans mid-sip. Very rich. Not made to be too sweet, but yes the dessert effect from the maple syrup.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a thick looking dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This one smells like sweet maple, caramelly coffee, roast, roasted pecans, and fudgy chocolate.

This works pretty well, feels like a big stack of pecan pancakes with maple syrup and coffee - not a bad thing to evoke, really. The coffee is sweet and with big caramel notes, and just a hint of roast from the coffee and the malt comes in to provide bitterness. The maple is very present, but doesn't add the massive syrupy sweetness that it often does, coming in a more subtle and earthy sweetness sort of way. The pecans are roasted and mildly sweet, and add a nice dimension to this. The base stout is chocolate and fudgy and creamy, and works to prop up the added flavors here.

This is medium bodied, creamy, and really drinkable, without the heavy pastry syrupy body that these sorts of things often have. It's pretty drinkable, as there's no real booziness.

I really liked this one - this is definitely a fun new stout series from Grimm.

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Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short tan head that quickly settled down, leaving just a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose along with notes of maple syrup. As the beer begins to warm up, the maple syrup becomes a little more prominent and notes of pecans also become noticeable.
T: The taste has flavors of coffee beans and maple syrup with notes of pecans. The maple syrup adds a slight touch of sweetness, but there is enough underlying bitterness from the malts to help balance things out.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that the taste of this beer did a good job at mostly balancing the flavors as you can taste each of the ingredients. It also did a remarkable job at hiding the alcohol from the taste as it tastes nothing like a beer that is 13% abv.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a teku glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Semi thick body with a light tan head rising about one finger's length off the body.

Smell: light mocha aroma. Dissipates to quickly.

Taste: sweet chocolate with dose of vanilla and light molasses.

Mouth: Touch dry coming off semi sweet with a full body.

Overall: Good brew but needs a lot more body. A touch tweaking and you have a classic. Salud!

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Photo of REVZEB
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Black with brown highlights, with a tan foamy head. Smell has strong coffee and sweet maple, with roasted nuts, malt and bittersweet chocolate complimenting. Taste is very roasted, with roasted pecans melding with the coffee up front, with the maple quietly behind, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of dark wheat. Feel is robust yet thinner, very roasted overall.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It smells and tastes; like pecan pancakes and maple syrup, dusted with powdered cocoa and nutmeg. . . with a side of rich creamy coffee.

Sweet but well balanced with plenty of bitter and dry flavors to round it out. Goes from sugary waffle and maple syrup notes upfront to notes of molasses and savory, nutty pecan mid-palate. It finishes on dark chocolate and dry nutmeg/cinnamon. Borderline soy-sauce notes but they are in the background. Very hearty and full bodied. Clean alcohol profile, even at 13% abv.

This is a very fine desert beer.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up recently at Grimm, as this was brewed in collaboration with Sey Coffee. I never heard of them before and this *almost* sounded like a Breakfast Stout when I saw the description in Instagram but indeed, this was an American Imperial Stout with quite a lot of heft to it!

Nice pour to this beer as it was dark and thick like the maple syrup depicted on the label. Lots of perfectly layered tan head topped this off as it took quite a while to fully settle down, as much of it remained in the haphazard but full lacing on the side of my pint glass. Pecan sweetness, fresh roasted coffee, and syrupy sweetness could be found in the muted nose as they all came through more fully in the taste. This almost tasted like a full, southern breakfast, as this was just thin enough to not be overly filling like pancakes or grits.

Sure, there was plenty of alcohol here but it was complementary to the sweetness that was inherent in this beer. I would classify this as an Imperial Breakfast Stout, if one ever existed, but in truth, I felt like this was a dessert beer more than anything else. If you like what a place like Waffle House has to offer, than you'll love this and how it feels like a long night's journey into day. Nice job by Grimm on this one!

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Midnight Morning from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 28 ratings