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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a glass. Amber with lots of suspended particles and small off-white head. Aroma caramel, medium body, low carbonation, and some big-bubble lacing. Taste is rich coffee, caramel, some nuts, hints of oak, with hop balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3212) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Summer Santa 2014. Pours murky brownish amber with a creamy reddish beige head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty with biscuits, caramel, coffee, grapefruit rinds, moist grass, toffee, compost and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and slightly malty with dark bread, biscuits, caramel, grapefruit juice, coffee, moist grass, pine needles, resin and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly creamy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and slightly malty with caramel, coffee, grapefruit rinds, moist grass, resin and lemon zest. Much better than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2014
16.9 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, wood and coffee. Taste is oak, coffee and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6280) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Cool use of some good coffee here. Dominant, but not overpowering, complementing the malty backbone of this hearty amber ale. Really though, it’s about the coffee and this brew is super smooth and easy drinking. Just as good after dinner...or breakfast :)"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2607) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Morning wood is 7.8% and will possibly be exported to Japan, nice! An oak aged american coffee beer. It has the full on coffee aroma you are more likely to associate with a stout than such a pale clear amber beer. Medium bodied and smooth with a sandy round mouthfeel. The taste is fantastic with a really soft coffee flavor that’s incredibly approachable and light drinking great stuff. Another genre bender which seems to be what Local Option do best - I dig it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (1320) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle pour avg copper. Nose roast, coffee, slight tannin, and hint of malt. Taste similar to nose, with predominant coffee and roast. Sweet malt mid palate. Pleasing roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1088) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at Theresa’s Next Door with Damico. Pours a hazy amber brown color with caramel colored head. Aroma of roasted coffee, caramel, and perhaps so,e dough. Sweet roasty caramel taste, with some chocolate and coffee notes. A coffee amber is unique. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2744) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours unclear thick syrupy amber with a caramel head and excellent lacing. Aroma brings some doughy, roasted, nutty and coffee notes with a nice sweetness. Flavor brings some sweet biscuit and coffee and toffee on a refreshing body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1564) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle @ benzai with dutchdrebus. Dark brown/orange clear color with a small head. Smells and tastes alcohol, roasty, smoked, coffee, drank, yeast, roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4681) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Extremely well done if this is the style we’re putting this in. The barrel is done just right, and just enough coffee to give a hint. This actually reminds me more of an altbier in the overall feel. Pours slightly cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Tap at Black Squirrel.

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