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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours a bright and slightly hazy amber with a full, bubbly, quickly fading head. Aroma has coffee, smoke, earthy malts, caramel, and some hints of vanilla. I find that the smokiness stands out above the other impressions. The taste is heavier on vanilla with a healthy mixture of coffee. I get some minor caramel as well, along with mild smoke. The aftertaste is vanilla and coffee, and while it isn’t to potent, does linger on your palate for awhile. Medium bodied, with a rather smooth texture, and containing softer carbonation. I like this one. I suppose that if you like coffee and vanilla, you should enjoy this as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3001) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served showing a clear, deep copper hue, a modest amount of bubbly, off white, rapidly diminishing head foam, and light lacing. The nose was expressively roasted coffee & cocoa notes, caramel, and subtle hints of nuts & wood. Only a touch of the coffee made the transition to the taste, which presented a medium body, lively carbonation, moderate, earthy hop bitterness, with light oak, a bit of tanniny astringency, decent malt content, some light, estery sweetness, and a pleasant alcohol presence. Kind of two separate stages to this brew, but presentably flavorful nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle @ home via the good ole rotbox, picked up at Liquor Max Loveland. Pours a hazy reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Burnt roasty coffee, a touch smoky, very earthy aroma. A bit tangy, lightly fruity, quite roasty coffee, caramel, chewy woody flavor. Kind of strange and not really up my alley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle in my new Local Option tulip: Pours a amber hue with a fizzy head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, coffee, oak, resin, with just a touch of smoke and minerals. The taste is actually restrained with light coffee notes over a layer of sweet bready malts finished with some tannic oak and faint leafy spices. Difference between the tannins in this beer and that of the Sweet Lief are night and dry however. This is dry but not palate crushing. The mouthfeel is fizzy and a tad over carbonated for my tastes, I like my coffee beers to be smoother. Overall a nice brew and something I could try again but will not go outta my way for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6749) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
500. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that falls quickly. Big coffee nose, lots of heavily toasted caramel with it. Rich creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel and rich earthy coffee notes. Long coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4743) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle shared during my bday night celebration. Poured a clear reddish.orange/amber with a smaller foamy mostly white head. Aroma of bad coffee, lots of tobacco., bad toast, rust, metallic caps. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is okay, tea leaves, coffee, green leafy veggies, dry crusts, dry orange rinds. Meh was expecting more from this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7958) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma is sweet with toffee and malts, some caramel and wooden notes also, very faint hints of coffee on the background. Flavor of sweet malts and nuts, mild fruity notes, distant coffee with some wooden notes. Medium carbonation, sweet malty bitter palate. A bit weird but ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Interesting beer. Oak aged amber with coffee. Started off just ok with more of a Smokey oak tatse. Really liked this as it warmed. Nice malty flavor and a hint of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (13119) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2013
Herber, süß kaffeeartiger Antrunk. Alle Aromen sind mild, passen aber insgesamt zusammen. Süffig, nicht unbedingt vollmundig. Süß. 10/11/11/11/12/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (4074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap at Barcade, pours hazy copper orange with smaller white head, good lacing. Aromas of wood, coffee, heavy malt, vanilla and milk cocoa. Flavor is smooth malts and rich oak mostly, get some chocolate or coffee as well. Light to medium body for a brown ale. Got pretty nutty tasting as it warmed in my glass. Pretty decent brown.

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