Sunday Morning Stout | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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4.34/5
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Sunday Morning StoutSunday Morning Stout
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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American 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:
#683
Reviews:
456
Ratings:
2,201
pDev:
7.37%
 
 
Wants:
262
Gots:
808
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,201 |  Reviews: 456
Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Alright, didn't meet expectations for me, good overall with coffee flavor but thinnish mouthfeel.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Poured from a 2017 bottle into the test glass at fridge temp.
A - Smokey Topaz, in color, deep and dark, gently carbonated, a thin ring of mocha clings to the glass throughout.
S - Roast chili pepper, dark roast coffee, hint of cinnamon, bakers chocolate, with a rise in temperature more vanilla and toasted oak is evident.
T - All the layers in the aromatics transfer to the palate, with the barrel touch more prominent, the coffee and dark malts are in harmony. A touch of Mole sauce hides in he corner, quite pleasant in that regard.
M - Oily, the carbonation cant compete with this hefty offering. Semi sweet, like having 75-80% Madagascar chocolate. Linger is espresso in style.
O - A very good stout, complex, alcohol is buried deep in the blankets of flavors, Well done on every level

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Photo of ian_graf
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brown so deep that it appears to be shoe polish rather than beer. The pour produces less than half a finger of frothy, very shortlived, deep mocha head that leaves only a hint of a collar ring & no lace. A very mundane look for such an otherwise outstanding brew. Aroma is deeply roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, spice and alcohol booze. Taste is Hershey's chocolate syrup, deeply roasted coffee, burnt dark malts, bourbon, vanilla/oak, spicy chili pepper (must be the alcohol spice, I don't believe chili peppers are in the brew) and alcohol booze with hints of dark fruit. Becoming sweet in the prickly finish transitioning into an earthy, coffee, chocolate, slightly bitter & prickly burnt aftertaste. Alcohol is evident in spice, warmth, flavor & maybe bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied, low carbonation with a crawling prickly bite, tongue coating creamy & chewy. As is usual with many such brews this one improves/becomes more intense in aroma/flavor as it warms.

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

Photo of JAMbrew095
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Bottled 02/14/17, Best by date of 02/14/19

Appearance - Pours black and with no head. Very fine ring of suds around the edge of the glass. No lacing. Considering the 21 months of age on it, not unexpected.

Smell - Aroma is moderately roasty with hints of chocolate, vanilla, oak and caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate and caramel hit first, then fair notes of vanilla, oak and nuances of bourbon booziness. Coffee flavor comes through fairly mid-taste and follow through to the finish. Wonderful balance as it starts to fade, but what stands out to me is a light caramel sweetness that rides just beneath the lightly roasty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Near full-bodied with soft, tingly carbonation. Smooth, creamy texture makes this a stupid easy drinker at 12.7%, and finishes slightly dry.

Overall - My best beer bud gave me a bottle and told me this was drinking amazing right now. He wasn't lying. Such a great balance of all the flavors and a smooth, creamy body. No real boozy heat at all. Appropriate for a Sunday Morning full of football.

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

Pours a dark black no light getting through this baby, finger sized chocolate milk colored head that falls slow but not much lace.

Aroma is big on roasted malts, lots of coffee notes, vanilla wood and bourbon dry coco powder with hints of dark sugars and alcohol.

Taste is light the nose big roasted malts and roasted coffee flavors abound. wood , vanilla bourbon light chocolate or sugary notes with hints of alcohol underneath it all. As it warms alcohol becomes more prevalent but never really over powering and blends well with the flavors.

Mouthfeel is lighter then one would think for a 12.7% brew but it is smooth without being overly carbonated.

Overall a big stout pretty solid beer, i think I enjoyed this one more the first time I had it but for some reason didn't rate it. Remember thinking it was a solid damn that is great 4.5 still good the second time just not as great as I remember.

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

Pours a dark mahogany color Smell & taste had coffee roasted malts mixed with vanilla wood and bourbon. Mouth feel was dense with above taste and very good a nice barrel presence for the price.Liked the 12 oz bottle very well done BA stout.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Very dark Appearance with small dark brown head. Aroma is a nice but mild coffee and bourbon. Taste is a stronger bourbon with coffee accent that even after six months of aging still has a smooth alcohol presence. A little thinner than I prefer.

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Photo of Carmack
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HungarianCount
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

2018 vintage
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep black in color with a thin creamy dark brown head that has short retention and reduces to a ring around the edge of the glass

S- bold herbal espresso notes up front give notes of red berries. Dark chocolate, brown sugar and vanilla mix with barrel juice ad oak. There's also a big char and roasted malt note that is very similar to KBS

T- dark chocolate and roasted malt up front quickly give way to bold espresso notes, as well as sweet notes of caramel and vanilla. Mid-palate gives a strong barrel note of bourbon, which enhances the vanilla note as well. The finish gives equal parts bourbon, coffee and charred malt

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- bold coffee and bourbon barrel make for a well balanced BA stout that hides the booze fairly well

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

Photo of mchegash
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzedup
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thebeers for this one, from NBS BIF#8. 12oz bottle poured into 14oz tulip. Poured a solid black color,with just a thin cap of tan head that low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was bourbon forward, with a nice base stout scent. Thankfully,the coffee was understated. Pretty similar on the tongue, bourbon, beer, very light coffee, and just a bit of alcohol on the finish.

The body was nice, smooth and even, with a slightly sweet finish. Drinkability is good for a big stout, but still a beer to take some time with. Overall, a nice example of the style, certainly worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout, 12.7% ABV. Pours black with a slight ring of tan head. Nose is bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Taste follows with coffee and bourbon up front, and a moderate bitter close. Mouthfeel is excellent, overall outstanding.

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

Photo of MajorRags
2.79/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This isn't the worst beer I've ever had, but its fairly close.

I taste coffee, vanilla, and an overpowering thick taste bordering on stale water.

The look was dark and thick, similarly opaque to Guiness, but when tipped it leaves a dark film briefly on the glass.
The smell could easily distinguish the coffee, and what I would describe as a "woody" odor, not unpleasant.

The initial taste was coffee, with vanilla and that wood like taste, but I didnt enjoy the after effects. Heavy on the tongue.

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Sunday Morning Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 2,201 ratings