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Mourning Wood is an oak-aged coffee amber ale. Fresh American oak used during the aging process and Dark Matter’s El Salvador San Jose pulp-natural coffee aromatically drive the beer yet they remain subtle components of the beers’ overall flavor profile. This amber colored, medium-bodied, and extraordinarily well-balanced ale has a delicate taste that is appreciated by beer drinkers of all palates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5225) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Local Option, Chicago. Poured a hazy deep amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is strong malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malty liqourice yeast palate. A super smooth refreshing beer. A real find.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2173) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap 4 oz. taster at Max's in the Fell's Point distriict, Baltimore, MD. Clear, red-copper with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of heavily toasted malt, coffee and caramel. Taste of heavily toasted malt, coffee, citrus, caramel and oak. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (434) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours a minimally hazy amber color with one finger head and medium to heavy lacing . Modestly sweet up front, spicy. Toasted malt. Hint of herbal hops. Definite coffee notes, perhaps some coriander. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, but not excessive. Long mildly bitter finish. This is a unique beer. I really like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie, golden orange pour with a nice white head. Aroma of light coffee, spice and grain. Taste is spot on with aroma, medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12332) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 121013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11798) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, wood and a little coffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, toffee, medium sweet, oak, coffee and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14382) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are coffee, vegetables, fruits, malt and hops. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Medium coffee aroma, with hints of sweetness, toasted nuts. Flavor follows suit with a complex medley of earthiness, coffee, and smooth nut flavors. Delicate is a fair description, and the complexity and drinkable is impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9320) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Hazy orange color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, smoke, ash, earth, tea. Decent I’d say. But I don’t get why this is a spice/herb/vegetable...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1704) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Amber with a white, thin, lacy, lasting ring, head. Smells interesting, mocha, wood, caramel, and a bit of peach under it all. Medium oily body. Tastes of caramel, woodiness, ash, and a bit of overripe fruit. Peach and apples. Good effort but not amazing.

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