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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8593) - 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 (3323) - 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 (1778) - 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 (5839) - 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 (617) - 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 (4006) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - FEB 3, 2015
500ml bottle. Light hazy amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, light caramel, wood, coffee. Sweet and bitter taste, caramel and coffee. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
$7.99 500 ml bottle from Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours hazy brownish with a large beige head. Smells of coffee and chocolates. Tastes of chocolates, coffee, chocolate powder, and candy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Poured from bottle, pours a clear dark amber brown with a thin head and some spotty lacing, the aroma has a good amount of sweetness and roast with a hint of chocolate as well, the flavor has a sweet front end with a good amount of caramel and malt with a roasty finish, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1237) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, a little chocolate, coffee, and metal. Heavier palate, slight carbonation. Flavor is of malts, oak, coffee, a little booze, and something metallic. Leaves an oaked malt finish. Decent stuff for an amber. Almost a little too sweet for me though.


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