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RATINGS: 202   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1405) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle pours a murky light brown/amber with a large khaki head. Aroma of mild coffee, caramel malts, light oak, and scotch tape, weird. Thin coffee with hops on the front of the palate, caramel and oak, with more coffee on the finish. Intetesting. Reminds me of a sweet iced coffee drink from Starbucks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2014
500 ml. Darkish copper with a lasting film of cream. Aroma is caramel coffee and biscuit. Tastes of toffee, coffee, biscuit and a touch of peppery wood. Light-medium body has medium carbonation and is drinkable even though slightly to the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1074) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber with a smaller khaki head that leaves some spotty lace. Nose involves dried fruit notes, cocoa, and roasted coffee beans, fairly deep with complexity. Pretty sweet, fairly bitter. Medium bodied, somewhat oily, medium carb, creamy, with a lengthy chocolate and coffee tinged finish. Pretty decent brew, a mixed bag of sorts. The coffee takes over after a while, which isn’t so bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1033) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a small creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts with nuts, as well as fruity and sweet notes of berries, coffee and kandi. Medium body with no carbonation. Flavour is sweet with nuts, kandi and fruity notes, and with a nutty, earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
500 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a cloudy amber colour with lasting cream-coloured head and lots of floaties. Aroma is fresh coffee beans, biscuit, caramel and light oakiness. Flavour is very much coffee-forward with gently toasty biscuit, sweet caramel and some light vanilla and oak. Fine carbonation. Neat one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2092) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft at the growler nyc. Pours a deep brick reddish color with a cloudy color. Malty hop balance with a nice easy drinking flavor to it. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2057) - NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Ruby red, quite hazy, big beige head. Smell of coffee, oak, grain, some dark fruits and malts. Moderate sweet, dark fruits, caramel, some malts, more coffee and some tannins. Moderate bitter finish. A very strange beer. Good malt base and hops, but not really sure about that coffee added

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (537) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pours a hazy light brown with a long-lasting white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is an incredible blend of caramel, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, oak, and malts. Tastes and feels more like a stout than an amber ale. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2885) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2014
1 pint bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Hazy dark amber color. Tiny size head. Stale coffee, grainy notes in aroma. Toffee, sweet, coffee, cherry, woody notes in taste. Sweet body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4400) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
500ml bottle - Hop City in Birmingham, Alabama.

Appearance: Pours out an amber-hued body, lightly hazed, with a smallish, sustained, ivory-hued head.

Smell: Niiice. The satiating coffee bean scent is forward, followed by the American oak, the caramel (presumably American as well), toasted malts, teensy hint of vanilla, and subtle, restrained hop notes of floral and citrus.

Taste: A ladle of sweet caramel leisurely drizzled over toasted bread crusts and biscuit tops, then, a big sip of roasty coffee. Citrus backed with minute amounts of florals and green herbs. A little tangy cherry emerges upon warmth. Moderate bitterness. Bittersweet, caramel-coffee on the finish with some lingering oakiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyed it! Tasty, with good oak accents, and, I know I say it every time, but, I do enjoy the use of coffee in non-stout beers.

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