Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle...Pour is black with a nice tan head..Nose is coffee, chocolate, pancakes, fudge, some roast..Taste is maple, roast, sticky, oily, nutty, pancakes, coffee, some smokeness.. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle at amazing tasting 30th birthday of Alexander. Many thanks again!
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable head.
NOSE: fruity, chocolate, coffee, bit sweet.
TASTE: rather sweet, fruity, mocha. Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Brian Parker!
Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is tons of maple syrup! coffee, roasted malt, light smokiness, vanilla and oak. The maple syrup is very dominating. Flavour is medium bitter and heavy sweet,
Full bodied, rather thin texture, soft carbonation. Finish is maple syrup, very sweet, roasted bitterness and light salty. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black. Roast, chocolate, light smokiness, vanilla, sweet, nuts. Medium-bodied. Very good. jackl (8425) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Brown pour with a small tan head. Nose is complex, engaging. Bright espresso. Sweet shocks of maple nut bar. Some vanilla. Rocky road fudge. Flavor is similar but with a nice smoked malt element. Glazed donut. Great harmony between what could be an overpowering, unruly set of flavors. Full body, supple. Oily.
PartyFowle (954) - - JAN 27, 2016
Smells like breakfast -- maple, bacon, sweet marshmallow latte, maple donuts, nutty coffee and toast. Dear lord. There’s more smokiness in the flavor, along with peanutty roasted malts. Medium roast coffee, moderately bitter cacao, soft vanilla, buttery bread. Lingering coffee bean roastiness. Dry, soft finish is surprising and welcome. A really well-done blend on the flavors, while maintaining drinkability. Fantastic.
Stoned99 (1674) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
22 ounces bottle from trade with Jason. Aroma: really like this blend of maple syrup, bacon, coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Really subtle smoked as it warms up. App: dark brown, medium frothy moka head and great lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, light to medium sweetness, smooth, really subtle bitter finish. Overall: really enjoy this aroma, taste and smoothness. On the other hand the body feels too weak, too thin. With a bigger body and maybe a higher abv, I would have given a better rating for sure for the palate. I guess this is what Morning Wood is all about. Anyway, this is really really good. Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Had this beer a few times but havent rated it. Dark brown near black pour with light head. Aroma is coffee, maple, nutty, and light smokey. Taste is rich sweetness and a lot of it but tasty nonetheless. A bit thin but overall cool. JBPortland (1564) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
22oz bottle pours black brown with small dark tan head. Nose is a sweet coffee syrup bomb, maple and sugary chocolate. Taste is sweet with a lot of cheap maple syrup, coffee and creamer, chocolate, light vanilla and some bitter roast. Finishes bitter and sweet with lingering sticky maple, coffee, just a bit over the top. Not much "bacon" or smoke notes. Body was slighty on the thinner side. Smelled amazing initially but over the course of drinking whole glass the novelty wore off and it was just an ok-good beer, not a great beer. Definitely a flavor bomb though. bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bleh. Pours a thick creamy burnt umber color. So much artificially flavored coffee going on here... taste like I poured a couple of flavored coffee creamers over a pile of styrofoamed packed pancakes and aunt jemima corn syrup and dug in. Im not a complete adjunct beer hater but some examples are just way to heavy handed and this one is right up there with those. Pass.