Double Maple Imperial Morning Stout
Octopi Brewing

Double Maple Imperial Morning StoutDouble Maple Imperial Morning Stout
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Octopi Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
4.13 | pDev: 9.44%
Mar 30, 2022
Jul 17, 2020
Double Maple Imperial Morning StoutDouble Maple Imperial Morning Stout
Notes: Imperial milk stout brewed with coffee beans and maple syrup.
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4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

On tap at the Growler Factory on St Simon Island.

Appearance. Dark, nearly opaque, brown body.

This is indeed a "double maple" stout, having a clear and relatively strong maple note. An unfortunate corollary is that the beer is quite sweet. It does eventually leave a bitter aftertaste. The high ABV is well hidden.

Mar 30, 2022
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4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by bbtkd from South Dakota

Octopi Double Maple Imperial Morning (Milk) Stout, 11% ABV. Pours jet black with a nice 3-finger light-brown head that left no lacing. Nose is maple syrup and coffee. Taste follows, quite sweet but not cloying, slight bitterness. Decent smooth mouthfeel, if a bit under-carbonated. Overall outstanding, best and most mapley maple beer I've had.

Mar 13, 2022
4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 17, 2022
4.4 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Jan 14, 2022
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2.3/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

Smelling like a slightly boozy cinnamon roll... maple syrup, vanilla, some yeast... when I popped the can top, the stout made a delayed one-finger head of a light dark brown sugar color. In the glass, the scent has more coffee, malt, and butterscotch aromas. It was a deep molasses brown with some transparency with the pour, but it's pretty opaque in the glass. In the mouth, the first sense is of it being very full, round, and slippery. There is a little black licorice initially which gives way to slight carbonation and sourness then the licorice comes back. I'm not picking up anything I would call maple. The more I drink the more I noticed the sour mixed with a cloying burnt sweetness. It figures that even in a build-my-own 6-pack that I'd put in two of the same thing.... not sure what I'm going to do with the second can since I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this first one. If it gets better when it approaches room temperature, I'll come back and edit this. Regardless, I'm not going to buy this one again. EDIT: It is better when it approaches room temperature insofar as the sourness is decreased some, but it just makes it all the more cloying.

Jan 12, 2022
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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jzlyo from Iowa

Aroma is big coffee, dark malts and a hint of maple syrup. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, dark/roasted malts, a hint of raisins and an acidic/slight sweet finish.

Nov 30, 2021
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4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

Pours black with tinges of light brown with a head that disappears quickly. Aroma promises maple, with vanilla, sweetness and I am almost certain a tiny hint of cinnamon. Taste is dark, slightly burnt maple, lots of vanilla and a hint of coffee. There's a lot of sweet and lactose as well. While on the sweet side, this is still eminently drinkable and thoroughly enjoyable.

Aug 17, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

Look: dark brown, some ruby highlights. Slight mocha head
Smell:sweet maple and vanilla.
Taste: much like the nose, not as sweet up front, but a sweet bloom in the finish. If you dig pancakes with extra syrup for dessert, this for you.

Dec 19, 2020
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by AKA-THE-STOUT-MAN from California

What a beautiful dark beer with a smell of maple

Nov 24, 2020
4.34 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Nov 17, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz can. Bottom of can has stamped canning date of '07/02/20'.
Very dark brown colored body, with a whiskey brown back lit edge. A vigorous pour yields a one finger head of tan color. This head recedes to an interrupted cap. Almost all of the lacing spots slide back down into the body.
Aroma is big on the maple, with lesser smells of coffee, dark roasted malt, and sweet chocolate.
Taste brings together the maple, coffee, and chocolate as a blend, with vanilla and other roasted malt contributions. Sweet overall. The maple and coffee, and a little chocolate linger in the aftertaste.
Thicker than average body. Slight creaminess and smooth. Certainly has an alcohol bite from the higher ABV%. Good carbonation.
Well blended sweet stout with strong maple and coffee flavors.

Nov 11, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Brown edging on a medium black body, with a huge mocha head. Maple is king in the nose, subtle milk chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, barley, and malt support. Taste see the maple king again but now the queen coffee cozies up along side for a wonderful pair, again the court of chocolate, vanilla, and earthy malts. Feel is medium bodied, roast and sweet textures keep each other in check. Overall a nice coffee dessert beer that doesn't get obnoxious

Oct 27, 2020
4.52 by chris826 from Mississippi on Oct 25, 2020
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Thanks, DOC

Oct 24, 2020
4.33 by Keananmichael5 from California on Sep 23, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

Really great for the price. This has become a staple for me. Easy to drink, great maple smell and taste, and not hard to come by in Southern Wisconsin.

Sep 19, 2020
4.08 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Sep 14, 2020
4.13 by Furlinator from California on Sep 13, 2020
4.21 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Sep 05, 2020
4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana on Aug 31, 2020
3.89 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Aug 23, 2020
4.06 by EMH73 from New York on Aug 23, 2020
3.75 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Aug 22, 2020
4.39 by kkarimi from Texas on Aug 11, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

great maple taste - malty stout not strong tasting

Aug 10, 2020
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz can
date stamped 07/02/20
L: dark brown body; frothy khaki head
S: sweet maple at the forefront; molasses, coffee, sweet lactose
T: very sweet; maple, lactose, coffee, chocolate, faint roasted barley
F: full body, ample carbonation, alcohol is well concealed, sweet start-to-finish
O: I knew this was going to be sweet, and it was. Good flavors going on if you like sweet beers.

Aug 10, 2020
4.12 by BarrelAgedG from California on Aug 09, 2020
4.25 by MJSFS from Florida on Aug 08, 2020
4.71 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Aug 05, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mushroomcloud from Texas

12oz can with no freshness dating visible. Opened 7-27-20.
1 finger tan head with very good retention. Eventually lands at an almost solid cap and remains present for the duration.
Black with dark brown edges. Scarce, spotty lacing.
Massive maple aroma with a smooth coffee with cream undertone. Sweet pipe tobacco. Milk chocolate. Char.
Maple sweetness combined with coffee bitterness is a nice upfront combo here. Café au lait.
Richly flavored and layered stout.
Full body, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.
Long finish that starts semi-sweet and dries out fairly well, at the least into off-dry territory. Slight heat from 11% abv.
Delivers on all advertised flavors and delivers well.

Jul 27, 2020
4.27 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jul 27, 2020
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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by BB1313 from Ohio

Canned on 7/2/20. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black; fluffy and creamy khaki head that falls slowly leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have hints of coffee, caramel and vanilla. Lots of malts. It smells fine to begin with, but the aromas open up as it warms a bit. The flavors are much bolder than the nose might indicate. Lots of coffee and chocolate. The maple really comes through. More vanilla and caramel. Moderate to low bitterness. The maple gives it some sweetness, but it's nothing cloying or over the top. Solid malt backbone. Subtle warmth in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slick, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a great Imperial Stout. The coffee and maple both shine. The maple really takes this one to the next level. There's something about the flavors that I'm really digging. They're big and bold while remaining truly balanced. They really did a great job with this one. I'm quickly becoming a huge fan of Octopi's stouts.

Jul 26, 2020
4.31 by charrel from Texas on Jul 25, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This mighty brew pours a
dark blackish brown with very thin cola highlights and a decent
head of off white foam that settles to a thin ring, light dusty layer,
and displays faint lacing. Nose of maple, dark chocolate, light coffee,
and faint cream. Flavors excel on the nose with dark coffee and dark
sweet chocolate that mingle nicely with rich maple, car, and brulee.
Faint opera cream notes mingle on the rear making this one fine dessert
brew! Nice mouth feel; full body, light carbonation, and a rich maple
laden finish that culminates in a bitter malt note.



Jul 24, 2020
4.26 by RickS95 from Indiana on Jul 23, 2020
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jul 23, 2020
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3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by morimech from Minnesota

Poured from 12 oz can with a date of 07/02/20. Way too much maple and one dimensional. Really sweet with no balance. I don't taste any coffee. Slick and almost oily texture. Guess I should not be surprised by this beer as this is the way beers are trending nowadays.

Jul 18, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Minnesota

Tested from 32oz Crowler from tapped barrel.
Maple, coffee, and a little dry chocolate. Abv is very well hidden. Has it's sweet and bitter elements. Starts sweet but turns bitter halfway thru. A good beer but 32oz for one person in a singe session becomes a little bit too much. give it a try if you can get it.

Jul 18, 2020
Double Maple Imperial Morning Stout from Octopi Brewing
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