Dominion Morning Glory Espresso Stout

Posted: June 16, 2015 in American Double/Imperial Stout, Old Dominion Brewing Co, Reviews

As usual, work has me backlogged. I’ve been trying to get out at a decent time so I have a better balance and it’s not really working all that well. It’s not shocking since we’re only a few weeks away from end of quarter. Anyways, let’s see how this one was.

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ABV: 9%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Morning Glory is a full-bodied espresso stout that utilizes locally roasted coffee beans. Waking up at 9% ABV with the aroma of espresso and the taste of chocolate, she gives drinkers a jolt.”

Random: I think the pin-up girl labels make the beer look a bit cheesy.

This beer poured with a two finger, tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was black with no visible carbonation due to how dark the body was. The nose was filled with cheap, burnt espresso. It also had light smoke and dark chocolate. The taste also had the same burnt espresso note and dark, roasted malts. The bitterness was medium. Smoke was there as well as slight alcohol warming at the end of the sip. It had a medium thick body that could have been thicker with light carbonation. It had a quick finish with espresso and chocolate. This wasn’t bad, but I’ve had many others that were much better. There is no comment on the price as this was left in the beer fridge of the house we bought. Given that, if someone handed it to me, I would drink it, but other than that, I wouldn’t have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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