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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2015
Deeper, darker flavor than its appearance would indicate. Pours a rich mahogany color, lots of head. Dark fruits, some coffee and chocolate, with a smooth finish. Courtesy of Dave.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (463) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Belle robe orangée aux reflets ambrés pratiquement translucide. Un bon col surmonte le liquide qui lui semble liquoreux, si on se fit à la dentelle. Arômes de malt caramélisé, café, cacao et chêne. Le nez est léger et doux. En bouche, café, muscade, bois, caramel et orange. Le tout s’étire longuement et le grain de café procure une belle rondeur. Les saveurs sont douces, subtiles et très équilibrées. Effervescence moyenne et texture bien relevée. Une belle découverte originale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1074) - USA - APR 15, 2015
Dull amber with a thin white head. Aroma is vanilla and vague bourbon. Flavor is a bit heavy on the vanilla, comes off a bit sweet and thick though. Not much wood or smokiness as I expected, mainly just vanilla and sweetness. Wife: 3.4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Murky golden amber, lacy off white head. Aroma of coffee (light roast) and chocolate. Flavour is the same, milk chocolate more assertive, underlying hops creep in after a while. Characterful amber.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1435) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma is heavy on coffee, taste too with some wood involved.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (563) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2015
nose is all coffee....pretty solid stuff...flavor is different...good beer.......(#424)......

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7659) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle - Coffee and nice caramel malt notes with a touch of cocoa. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Cocoa and nice mellow cocoa notes. Nice and mellow. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Amber with a pale head and some suspended matter. Aroma is coffee, nuts, dark fruit, maple syrup. Medium bodied, bittersweet and lightly roasty on the palate. Taste is coffee, hazelnut, oak, hint of maple.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4029) - Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pours barely translucent dark honey golden-brown with a thick and frothy buff head. Malty aroma has overtones of oak and quality coffee. Flavor is a sonata for malt and coffee, with bits of oak in the background. Firm, smooth texture has a subtle but lasting fizz. Wood you mourn after having one? No - as long as you drink responsibly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2015
500 ml from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours about lovibond 17-18 with frothy, off-white head. Nose is hops, coffee, oak, vanilla, cacao, orange marmalade. All over the place olfactorally. Tastes hoppy, citric, with tart bitter notes, ovaltine, cacao, vanilla, and mild coffee. Unique, certainly, but technically, although not bad, this one is a bit of an outlier. In my top 25 unique beers of all time.


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