In this 500th blog, we are going to sample out a brewpub that I had a chance to visit a few years go when I was in Washington D.C. I am talking about Old Dominion Brewing. The beer that we will review is their Morning Glory Espresso Stout. Old Dominion Brewing was founded in 1989 by Jerry Bailey in Virginia. In 2000’s, Jerry sold his brewery to Coastal Brewing Company and they later moved the brewery to Dover, Delaware. They brew several different beers. Let us get into this stout.
It has a jet black color with a nice creamy tan color head. The smell is a slight coffee notes. The taste has coffee with hint of chocolate notes. The aftertaste has a dry coffee bean aftertaste. It is a nice sipping brew.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Loose Lips sink ships. And coquettish glory will never tell. A midnight stout brewed with coffee beans. Morning Glory wakes up at 9% AlC. by Vol. with the aroma of espresso.
Here is a description from their website (www.olddominion.com):
Morning Glory Espresso Stout
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 will give drinkers a jolt. She will be available in six-packs and on draft.
- 9.0% alc/vol
- 35 IBUS
- Chocolate, Crystal, Pale, Smoked, Wheat, and Roasted Malts
- Bravo and Glacier Hops
- Available in 12oz bottles and on draft
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I was excited moving back to Michigan to be close to family, however, I knew I could get some brews here that I could not get in the Chicago market. This brewery is one of them. I have had their Oak Barrel Stout a few times and I will have a review on that beer soon. I enjoyed it and I put it on my towards the top of my stout list. I was beer shopping and I came across this stout from Dominion Brewing. The color, aroma, and tasting experience is out of this world. This is a perfect beer after dinner or before. There is nothing wrong having a sipping beer with a nice cigar. I highly recommend this brew. If you are looking for this brew or other beers from this brewery, please, visit their website and click on beer finder to pick up a six-pack or twelve pack today. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser