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RATINGS: 231   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (487) - 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 (7013) - 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 (1597) - 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 (3874) - 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 (8376) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
probstblueribbon (3239) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
500 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), shared. Murky amber with light and dark yeast flecks. Fairly strong coffee with decent, caramel/toffee, a touch of vanilla, kinda messy. Medium body, relaxed carbonation. Similar flavor, messy. I don’t like coffee beers, even with cheeky names.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Mahogany pour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee. Coffee dominates the flavors but not overpowering. Oaky dryness, caramel malt, well rounded tasty beer. The coffee goes great with the amber beer. Great lacing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
pours unclear medium dark golden with a small reviving light beige cap, leaving nice lacing. spicy minerals, delicate earthy coffee, toasted fruity maltiness - strawberries and other berries, soft caramel in a wood - light woodsiness from hops and barrel; flowery and peppery light boozy notes, pepper and tannins. average carbonation, light body, lightly astringent/tannic and fruity-spicy finish. barrel is well suited for this coffee amber concoction - nice malt feature too. very nice offering!

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (414) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Coffee is light. Oak is heavier. Amber coloring is perfect. Aroma is decent but not showing what it holds. Bottle

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3672) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle (500 ml). Split 2-ways. Shared by czar, thanks!

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a medium beige head that leaves a small ring of white foam.

Aroma: Well integrated coffee with caramel, light vegetal notes and light fruitiness.

Taste: Moderate coffee, caramel, light vegetal notes, hints of acidity, light fruitiness and light coffee bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Mild coffee finish.

Overall: Quite tasty Amber Ale. The balance is good and the base beer have enough personality to handle the coffee. Nothing is overpowering. Very well exectuted.



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