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Baird Morning Coffee Stout

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Stout
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
We brew Morning Coffee Stout once a year for release in late winter / early spring. Each year the recipe differs as does the coffee we use to craft this phenomenal brew. Morning Coffee Stout 2009 combines a blend of three roasted malts, roasted barley and Japanese kokuto (black sugar) with Tully’s Holiday Roast (Guatemala Cupper Reserve) coffee that is cold brewed and added to the stout just at packaging. The secondary fermentation and maturation that occurs post-packaging produces a hybrid stout-coffee elixir that is, in a word, divine. 2006 version at 6.4%. 2009 version at 7%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2843) - GREECE - AUG 8, 2015
From tap. Black with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily bdy with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
330ml bottle pours almost black in color with finger and a half of light brown head that leaves only a few spots of lacing behind. Aroma is coffee and roasted grains with chocolate. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and coffee bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a well balanced tasty stout that must be sampled to be appreciated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2015
On tap at Naka Meguro Taproom. 2015 version with coffee from Hug Coffee roasters. Pours an ink jet black with a modest tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Vanilla, chocolate malts and roasted coffee notes on the nose. Taste is ridiculously smooth with the chocolate jumping out first followed by the vanilla and roasted coffee bitter finish. Reminiscent of a mocha latte with vanilla. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with a medium to full body. Smooth finish that is bittersweet. This drinks like a lower alcohol version of Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea. Seriously good coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (847) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2015
On tap into a small shaker showing thick black translucent rims and sparse foam. The nose shows strong notes of heavily roasted ground coffee and burnt bread. The palate is full bodied with very even carbonation, a strong coffee tartness that is apparent from the outset, strong coffee bitterness on the finish, and a prominent dark chocolate profile showing upon warming up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (1076) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2015
Draught at Bungalow. Almost black with ruby tinges. Off-white head. Aroma and flavour are all coffee. Flavour has some smooth creaminess to it to balance it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and solid herbal coffee. Bitter, roasted malty and herbal coffee. Bitter and toasted dark malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (6293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Smell of coffee (which always reminds me of chili) and chocolate. Similar taste. Nice with allot of flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Draught@Mikkeller Sthlm. Black colour, mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some coffee, mild earth and quite pleasant toffeeish notes as well. Flavour is very similar with some ashy and fudge like notes. Wellbalanced and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller Sthlm. Opaque black color, medium-sized brownish head. Cold coffee in the aroma. Light to Medium-bodied. Lots of coffee, cold. Light licorice caramel finish. Coffee overdose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3042) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malts. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is quite light with low carbonatioin. Very well balanced and drinkable.

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