Sunday Morning Stout
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #420
Ranked #870
4.34 | pDev: 7.37%
Feb 25, 2023
Jan 24, 2013
Sunday Morning StoutSunday Morning Stout
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle
Bottled On Date: (no date on bottle)
Consumed on: 24 Feb, 2023
Glass: Snifter
ABV: 12.7%
Serving Temp: room temp

Pitch black with a half-finger fizzy brown head. The head dissipated very quickly to a thin ring and a quarter-moon cover. The lacing is fine.

Semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon notes are front and foremost. Some coffee notes (sweetened coffee) can be detected but they are more in the background.

Follows the nose with everything more pronounced. The bourbon, vanilla, and a sweet note are the dominate flavors, followed by the chocolate (which drifts towards milk chocolate). Mild coffee notes provide some bitterness, but this is a sweet tasting beer.

Smooth and viscous. The alcohol provides a noticeable warmth that builds with each sip. The body is medium but with a step or two to the light side.

Although not on par with KBS (original), this is a solid bourbon-barrel aged stout. It is on the sweet side, and does not emphasize the coffee that it was brewed with. A nice beer for a chilly winter night.
Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Dec 10, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into one of my wife's tulip glasses since all that I have is a beer mug. Poured a dark pitch black with a dark tan head that disappeared quickly. The aroma is of coffee, caramel, vanilla, and Bourbon. The ABV definitely can be felt as a nice warm feeling. The taste to me is of coffee and caramel. Overall, a solid bourbon/coffee stout. I like it and will be getting more when I can.
Jul 01, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by RJD422 from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by CruzinCooler from New Jersey

May 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Blogjackets from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Body pours a deep black with a good initial head. During my tasting, no lacing.

Nose featured the bourbon barrel and coffee. Major bourbon aroma. Good!

Taste follows nose as the barrel dominates. Adding to the taste is coffee and a bit of malty char that’s a welcome addition to the barrel, keeping the beer from being a one trick pony. The barrel, though prominent, never becomes sweet.

Carbonation was minimal and mouthfeel was lighter than expected based on my presumption given its barrel aging.

A very good stout that I should have tried years ago.
May 15, 2022
Rated: 4 by BLPasch from Michigan

Apr 15, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by StretchZep from Ohio

Mar 31, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Taenim from New Jersey

Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
From an undated 12oz bottle into a #supermom glass that I borrowed from my wife. This beer is fresh-just showed up at stores a couple months ago.

Pours opaque pitch black with about one finger of light brown head. Ok retention, less than average lacing. Was expecting a little more head from a pretty aggressive pour.

Aroma on the open, picking up coffee, dark chocolate, roast/smoke and a bit of dark fruits and a hint of barrel. On warming, the aroma becomes predominantly coffee with light chocolate.

Taste is strong coffee, chocolate, light bourbon, some smoke and wood.

Body on this is superb. Incredibly smooth drinking. Nice coffee and bourbon aftertaste. Low carbonation.

This beer is a pleasure to drink. Would be curious to see what flavors emerge after the coffee dies down, but I don't think this four pack will make it that long.
Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Resistance88 from California

Jan 24, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a single from TW-Greenville, SC on 7-19-21 for $4.99. No discernible bottling date; consumed 10-3-21.

Beer poured black with an okay head after a vigorous pour.

Nose is very nice, coffee and chocolate are very prevalent along with a mild roast.

Taste follows the nose as the large mild roasted malt body displays the coffee and chocolate nicely. Finishes balanced as their is adequate hopping and the coffee and barrel help as well. Finishes with a nice warming touch of alcohol, appropriate for the cool days and nights ahead.

Mouthfeel is very light considering the gravity of the beer, but is smooth.

Overall reminds me of the old school stouts when barrel aging was crossing my path in PHX. Love the flavor and aroma of this beer and at a nice price!
Oct 03, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by BelamVisinni from Georgia

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Perfection in a bottle. Love the look, smell, taste and feel. All my favorite notes of coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, malt, vanilla and caramel. If I could fill a claw footed tub with a cask of it, I'd bathe in it. I do however find it VERY hard to share these and would hand a lesser friend a fodder beer like say a Yuengling whilst I willing let these babies knock my D in the dirt. As I believe Warsteiner once said. "Drink better, drink less" or maybe twas the other way around. A four pack's the equivalent of 10.16 regular 5%'ers and is far more palatable to me than most brandywines of the same caliber as I'm not too fond of fruity.
May 11, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the bottle, it pours a stygian dark color with a light brown head that is only about a quarter inch thick and soon reduces to a nice ring. I get black coffee, alcohol, dark chocolate and burnt wood in the nose. Mouth is pretty similar, with roasted malts coming through as well. Decent!
Jan 15, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Nov 27, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

Sep 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Rschis16 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This was brewed 2 years ago. Dark black color with kind of a weak tan head, started ok but disappeared after a minute or so down to a ring around the glass with some light wisps on top. The smell is sweet and chocolatey with a layer of coffee that makes for a balanced nose. Good hit of booze in the back of the nose too. Promises of a balanced but boozy taste invite you in for a sip. The taste mirrors the nose, soft and semisweet up front, but just for a touch, and then big bold coffee and dark roasty malts sweep it away into a bittersweet finish. The bitterness lingers pleasantly in the back for a good while. This is one of those beers that makes you go "whoa" on the first sip...and then again on every subsequent sip. The booze is surprisingly well hidden behind all of the other big flavors, becoming part of the overall balance. The carbonation doesn't do anything to diminish the lingering, therefore making this one a sipper, but never one that becomes cloying or "too much" in the end. This is a thorough beer, one where the flavor is up front the whole time and you never get tired of it. It begs to be compared to a younger version, but after 2 years, this is at its finest. I will actively be seeking this one out.
May 20, 2020
Rated: 4.55 by DCH from New York

Apr 03, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thanks for bottle JohnnyHopps.
Black with brown creamy head that fades fairly quickly.
Taste and smell pretty similar. Brown sugar, chocolate, roasty, vanilla and caramel. Just a whiff of coffee.
These type of stouts are just such a pleasure to smell.
Medium bodied. Definitely high abv +bourbon presence there. But not crazy burning.
Pretty darn good. Above average for the bba stout arena.
Mar 23, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by gshak from Texas

Jan 23, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 2/13/17; drank 7/25/17 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small, noisy tan head; no lace.

Light roast coffee bean, cream, mild milk chocolate & faint booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Light roast coffee bean & cream flavors up front; booze heat & faint milk chocolate notes on the finish.

A slightly better KBS? Not one I'll seek out again; basic bitch coffee stout stuff here.
Oct 17, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by npendres from Wisconsin

Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by notchucknorris from California

Oct 04, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Sep 16, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A-Pours a dark color with a nice tan head and lacing
A-Aroma has generous coffee and caramel malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with nice coffee and caramel malt flavors
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Imperial Stout
Sep 15, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 28, 2019
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
From a 12 oz. bottle dated 1/05/17 into a PAA glass, the beer pours out with a slick blackness. The only highlights are a thin brown ring near the top. Formed some caramel colored bubbles on the pour, but nothing stuck, leaving it to look still. 3.75

The nose carries layers of coffee; from roasty to sweet with caramel to slightly vegetal with faint green pepper. There is a stinging alcohol presence as I breathe deeply to decode more aspects. Caramel, vanilla, chocolate and almost toffee sweetness with a big roasty background. 3.75

The taste shows me that sweet, caramel like coffee before it quickly turns into the roasty side of things. Black coffee, almost burnt. Big presence of bitter baker chocolate, like taking a bite out of the chunk for the first time, thinking it’s just a bigger Hershey’s bar. Straight alcohol hit, not boozy or warm, just almost like a straight moonshine presence mixed in with a heavy stout. 3.5

The stinging alcohol hit never really goes away. It hits hard in the feel and for me, it seemed to be a distraction the whole way through. Low, still carbonation. Booziness makes it seem a little thin, maybe heavy thin-light medium bodied. 3.25

Overall, I thought this beer had some good aspects, but I definitely think that moonshine like, straight grain clear whiskey alcohol presence took from them throughout the entirety. It covered up other aspects, without a fair exchange. 3.25
Aug 25, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by Justincredble from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by Marzen_Fan from Ohio

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

May 21, 2019
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Rated by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

3.29/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle aged 6 months and still hot and boozy. Requires a year at minimum before drinking.
May 03, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

May 02, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a single serve bottle into a tulip.

The pour is evil beauty. Absolutely black/brown opaque. Excellent viscosity. A fabulous two-finger dark tan head that retains remarkably well for the ABV and gives way to a solid skein of foam, and then clingy lacing.

Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, anise, oak, leather dark cherry, caramel, toasted marshmallow, straight-up char and cashew. A good complex start.

Flavors follow the nose somewhat, but sweeter and less complex, with some alcohol heat--nearly a burn. A little too sweet in some ways. The nice toasted aromas don't find a charred note on the tongue. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, andcaramel.

Despite the sweetness, it doesn't get sticky at the finish line. It could use just a hint more carbonation, as this loses its lift rather quickly.

Overall a fabulous looking, but slightly sweet and boozy offering, even for the ABV.
Mar 16, 2019
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