Sunday Morning Stout
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Sunday Morning StoutSunday Morning Stout
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From:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #380
ABV:
12.7%
Score:
96
Ranked #882
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 7.37%
Ratings:
2,253
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 12:25 AM
Added:
Jan 24, 2013
Wants:
  265
Gots:
  787
SCORE
96
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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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4.04 by CruzinCooler from New Jersey on Monday at 12:25 AM
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4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Blogjackets from Ohio

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.

Sunday at 07:18 PM
 
4 by BLPasch from Michigan on Apr 15, 2022
 
4.15 by StretchZep from Ohio on Mar 31, 2022
 
4.34 by Taenim from New Jersey on Mar 13, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.43 by Resistance88 from California on Jan 24, 2022
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4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

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
 
4.15 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Jul 04, 2021
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BelamVisinni from Georgia

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
 
3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 02, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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
 
4.24 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Nov 27, 2020
 
4.12 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin on Sep 27, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Rschis16 from Maryland

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
 
4.55 by DCH from New York on Apr 03, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

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
 
4.15 by gshak from Texas on Jan 23, 2020
 
4.34 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
 
4.44 by npendres from Wisconsin on Oct 05, 2019
 
4.42 by notchucknorris from California on Oct 04, 2019
 
3.77 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin on Sep 16, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

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
 
4.01 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Aug 28, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

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
 
4.35 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Aug 11, 2019
 
4.27 by Justincredble from Pennsylvania on Aug 07, 2019
 
4.04 by Marzen_Fan from Ohio on Jun 24, 2019
 
4.25 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on May 21, 2019
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3.29/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Bottle aged 6 months and still hot and boozy. Requires a year at minimum before drinking.

May 03, 2019
 
4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on May 02, 2019
 
3.58 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Apr 21, 2019
 
4.4 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Apr 07, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

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
 
4.34 by dirtyjerk from Pennsylvania on Mar 14, 2019
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4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Note: I drank this after aging it for a year. Absolutely world class deliciousness.

Feb 27, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by stortore from Illinois

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 3/5/18, had 5/17/18.

Pours dark, opaque, thick and oily looking, with a half inch head of darker foam and some soapy lacing. A ring of darker foam follows down the glass. Aromas of coffee, bourbon- more as it warms, malt, caramel, some chocolate and figs, light molasses, a little cocoa. Also some char as it opens up, and a bit of a nutty aroma. The taste leads with the bourbon- and again, more as it warms. Still get lots of coffee, oak, malt, espresso, some caramel and chocolate, light smoke and char, a little cocoa. Light alcohol, some bitterness on the finish. Smooth, a solid full body, well carbonated.

This one is yet another reason I’d like Weyerbacher to come to Chicago. Terrific layered aromas, great flavors. Overall, the coffee and bourbon dominate, but it’s still well rounded and balanced. Grab it if you get the chance.

Feb 19, 2019
 
4.92 by dresserinthecorn from Pennsylvania on Jan 21, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Jan-17-2018


A:
Pours a viscous, opaque black with a very short-lived brown head. No retention; no lacing. (3.75)

S:
A whiff of sweet bourbon and really dark cowboy coffee, there's a touch of molasses and licorice but it is mainly coffee, coffee, coffee. (4.25)

T:
Espresso with some maple syrup and a hint of berries, blooms into a sweet chocolatey-roasty wave of alcohol-warmth with an assertive barrel character. (4.25)

M:
Full body with low carbonation and a warming, hearty, sweet alcohol finish. (4.25)

O:
Big, bad, bourbon barrel beer, thanks Ozzylizard!
It pours thick as oil and pitch black. A very aggressive pour yields an inch+ of brown head that quickly disappears completely leaving nothing in its wake. The aroma is immediately apparent; big coffee roast aroma with some vanilla-bourbon sweetness to hold it up. The flavor follows with chocolatey espresso, light fruitiness from the yeast and a dollop of sticky barrel sweetness. It is fairly drinkable despite its size. That said, it is most certainly a huge beast of a beer. Very enjoyable and perfect for a cold day like today. (4.25)

Jan 20, 2019
Sunday Morning Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 2253 ratings