Sunday Morning Stout | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Sunday Morning StoutSunday Morning Stout
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Sunday Morning StoutSunday Morning Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sunday Morning Stout is an American Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels. The result? A beautiful ebony pour with a large, creamy, off-white head that lasts and lasts. The aromas of roasted coffee and bourbon awaken your senses while their flavors blend with hints of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and caramel.

Added by Jason on 01-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#401
Reviews:
441
Ratings:
2,148
pDev:
7.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,148 |  Reviews: 441
Photo of spectru
3.36/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very dark, pouring into the gals it almost looks thick, like syrup. Initially, it has almost no head and then a dark tan half-inch head forms and dissipates quickly. Coffee-ish smell, and alcohol; Not much carbonation, but the tang of alcohol, like liquor - very tangy, almost a sting. The flavor has a hint of mocha but is overwhelmed by the mouthfeel - I've noticed a loose correlation between ABV and flavor, but in this case, the flavor is upstaged by the alcohol. This stout has a lot of character, but it's not for me.

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Photo of skiking70
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RodSmith
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dacrza1
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Date: June 10, 2018... OCCASION: a whirlwind trip from Michael's semi-finals victory in Sussex to Will's victory in Forks, and now a slow approach to Final Exam week... GLASSWARE: Sunday Morning Stout mug...immediately sizzles with prolonged fanfare, before its dark brown head caves into itself and disappears like magic... the mug is now basically a black coffee stunt double... powerful, thick coffee bean challenges the nostrils, with a briny saltiness, light vanilla extract, hoppy earthiness, and of course, the promise of sweet bourbon... the first sip is dry, swift, and warming--a wake-up, a salvo that I perhaps should not have started this at 9:33 in the evening... finishes sweetly, with a fierce warmth that screams its three fiery entities... full-bodied, forcing each sip as a contemplation... with plans to work tonight, this is working too... Jeff finds this more compelling than KBS, and since I haven't had that yet, i will say demure.... wow, this accomplishes its triuum goal... all this, and it buzzes without bloating or smashing its drinker.... complex and agreeable.... thank God Weyerbacher is within an hour's drive...

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Photo of DaveCash
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkholmes25
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdivers
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ddeck212
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TooGood
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMH73
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a thin beige ring of head that left almost no lacing. Smells of bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Taste is bourbon right up front, dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts and a hint of char. Heavy bodied, minimal carbonation, silky and creamy mouth feel with a mildly dry finish.

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Photo of drdyel
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color: Black as the soul
Smell: like good hooch. Super boozy
Taste: dark chocolate, coffee and bourbon.
Feel: Super smooth, Lightly bitter after taste initially but more malty with more drinks

Overall: Good Bourbon beer. A bit pricey but par for the course. Similar taste to Founder's Breakfast Stout with added bourbon flavor. Hits like a train.

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Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Apellonious
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, 2/27/18, poured into a pint glass, a pitch black with a one finger dark tan head that moves instantly to nothing. The aroma is dark chocolate with subtle hints of coffee, vanilla, and bourbon barrel. The taste is predominately chocolate, vanilla, and some anise and coffee. Some of the heat comes through on both of the aroma and taste. Very well balanced in the taste as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium heavy, carbonation very low. Overall, a solid bourbon/coffee stout.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophugger
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrc1093
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 2/27/18

Pours an opaque jet-black and loaded with coffee and roasty malt from the start with intertwined notes of vanilla and chocolate to follow. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a pleasantly oily texture and maintains an espresso-like bitterness through the finish. This is a big yet approachable stout with a pronounced profile throughout, presenting as a baby KBS of sorts. A high-quality breakfast stout sipper.

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Photo of CMEG
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aclockworkchris
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wolvmar
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2018 vintage. 12 bottle Poured into a tulip glass. I let it warm from to cold fridge to maybe 45 degrees but could have let it warm even more to start.

Pour: Black/Brown, dirty motor oil. Almost no head with little lacing or ring. Not unattractive but underwhelming.

Nose: coffee, coffee and, borrowing from AlarmClock314’s review, earthy hops. I didn’t get a lot of bourbon on the nose. Very pungent and enjoyable although the earthiness can at times be a little strange.

Taste: coffee, coffee, dark fruits, dark Chocolate, a little vanilla and hops bitterness on the back end. Like the nose, not a lot of alcohol burn. This stout definitely gets better as it warms. This is my second bottle and I’m enjoying it even more.

Mouthfeel: fairly chewy, some milkshake feel. Definite oiliness that coats the tongue. Carbonation seems high at opening but seems to fade quickly, which improves the feel.

Overall: wasn’t sure how much I liked this the first time. Like it more the second. It’s similar to KBS but with a little more “earthiness” to borrow from AlarmClock314 again. Definitely worth trying and probably ages well. I’ve got a couple bottle to try in a year and two years.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2015 release, dated 3/27/15, 11.3% ABV, enjoyed fresh. Pours jet black with a medium sized brown head which lasts a while; some lacing on the glass. Amazing smell of strong coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and cocoa with some dark roasted malt. Getting almost a toasted marshmallow vibe; perfect. The taste is more subdued but follows the nose almost exactly; coffee, bourbon, roasted malt, and vanilla. Slightly sweet, some alcohol, and some dryness. Below above average body and average carbonation. Overall, it's a amazing BA IS; a coffee drinker's delight. People have been comparing this to KBS lately. I tried a fresh '15 SMS and a fresh '15 KBS and they're actually pretty distinct brews; the major differences being that SMS has way more coffee, less bourbon, more subdued flavor, more carbonation, slightly sweeter, and less drying.


2016 release, dated 1/25/16, 11.3% ABV, enjoyed fresh. Had the pleasure of drinking and sharing a few bottles this year. It was pretty much the same as last year with maybe a little stronger flavor profile. There was some noticeable variance between bottles (even with the same date). Some had significantly less coffee dominance, which brought the bourbon smell/flavor to the forefront. I preferred the coffee heavy bottles more.

Didn't get any 2017 bottles =0

2018 release, dated 3/13/18, 12.7% ABV, enjoyed fresh. Pours jet black with a small sized brown head. Sizzling carbonation bubbles which settle to a very thin ring. Smells of coffee, earthy hops, bourbon, and vanilla with some cocoa and roasted malt. The taste follows the nose almost exactly; coffee, earthy hops, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and cocoa with a hint of banana. Light sweetness and medium dryness. Some alcohol comes through. Below average body and lower carbonation for the style. Overall, this year had a distinct earthy profile which obscured the delicious bourbon/vanilla/marshmallow flavors of years past. I preferred the 2015 and 2016 bottles in that order.

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Photo of bshu
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Sunday Morning Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 2,148 ratings