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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sunday Morning Stout, a barrel aged stout from brewmaster Chris Wilson and his team at Weyerbacher. Aptly named too, as SMS is a stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee. The best part of waking up.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (704) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2017
BOD 2/6/17. Pours dark as a starless night. Slightly below normal head volume for a typical stout, but outstanding for a barrel aged one. Lacing and retention are given the same consideration and are, therefore, outstanding. Quite outstanding nose of coffee and roast as the center stage players. Underneath is where this stout struts its stuff. Slightly sweet notes of plum and molasses with a touch of raisin. Also present are subtle notes of bakers chocolate and cocoa with a touch of anise. Unfortunately, the bourbon notes are rather lacking. A sniff of the bottle itself was required to detect it. The body is medium with a smooth texture that has a subtle slick aspect. The carbonation / body balance is outstanding. The middle is slightly effervescent while the finish is prickly and produces a nice compromise allowing the flavors to separate shortly after mid-palate. The flavor profile is outstanding - provided you take the alcohol content into consideration. Alcohol does not remained covered and becomes the dominate factor. Like the nose, bourbon doesnt make an appearance here, either. Coffee leads, shifts to roast and then comes the slightly sweet middle. Caramel and molasses roll underneath while light plum emerges with just a hint of chocolate. Then comes a mild bitterness and the onslaught of astringent alcohol. The finish is quite nice as residual sweetness and alcohol slowly fade away. Alcohol astringency lingers coupled with an alcoholic burn. Had bourbon been present this could be considered as quite outstanding for an uber imperial stout. As is, it is a stout that went a few ABV percentage points too far.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1778) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Black pour, brown head. Huge coffee aroma, with fruity notes. Flavor is huge chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Big, sweet, and sharp.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
darb85 (256) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Cocoa and chocolate, a hint of booze. Ink black with almost no head. Oily appearance. Thick mouth feel chocolate, oak with a bite. A bit carbonated but super thick tounge coating.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (755) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Pours black with a thick deep tan head. Aroma is heavy coffee, chocolate & roasted malts. Taste is the same and silky smooth. Finish is mellow bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2714) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Draft taproom. Black, brown head. Aroma of chocolate, dark cherry, licorice. Flavor is ash, dark chocolate, coffee. Thick and nice and good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dal9000 (581) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Pours black with a overflowing thick tan head. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Coffee chocolate and milk sugar initially. A thickness in the palette. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (528) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Absolutely amazing imperial stout. Theres a ton of bourbon, coffee and chocolate in the aroma and the taste follows it perfectly. Super thick and rich, tons of flavor and you can pick out each one, none of the flavors over power the others. You get a really nice barrel taste, some vanilla and coconut and the richest milk chocolate. Absolutely wonderful beer. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phranq (135) - - MAR 4, 2017
Black with minimal brown head. Deep coffee in the nose. Silky smooth mouth feel, boozy cold coffee flavor. Boozy finish. Very nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (4334) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Dark beer with a think brown head. Big burnt coffee and charred wood nose. This is a big coffee stout with burnt toast, tobacco, bitter chocolate, dark brown sugar, old campfire, and warming alcohol. Really nice coffee beer.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Cant believe I havent rated this yet. At risk of making this harder to find... We have a perfect beer here. Im not a huge fan of the gimmick stout but this one shines above the rest. This beer is kind of like a well crafted food dish: The base beer is a heavy body which brings helps give an almost umami note to it. The coffee gives a nice acidic note that is not exacerbated by the roasted malt. This acidic bite really cuts through and compliments the heavy body stout as well as gives it a nice pop. The bourbon notes are also present. Which is like a big deal because most BBA stouts have super muddled bourbon notes. SMS brings a nice caramel note as well as subtle oakiness that balances perfectly. This is really a three part beer and every part is noticeable and well executed. Please continue to go crazy over KBS so that I can continue to find SMS, which is simply a superior flavored stout. Note: if you are my wife and reading this and thinking I sound like a douche its fine.... I accept it like Picard accepts his baldness.


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