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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Local Option Morning Wood: Local Option Morning Wood is an oak-aged coffee ale developed and brewed by Local Option Bierwerker. Fresh American oak used during the aging process and Dark Matter’s El Salvador San Jose pulp-natural coffee aromatically drive the beer; while remaining subtle components of the beers’ complete flavor profile. The amber colored, medium-bodied, and extraordinarily well-balanced ale was first unveiled at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers in November 2011. Morning Wood’s taste is delicate and should be appreciated by beer drinkers of all palates.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bourbon2beer (9) - Oxford, Mississippi, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
one of my all time favorite - loved the coffee and oak finishes, not overpowering - would be interesting to cellar for a while but couldn’t improve much - perfect

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (450) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hurdlecoachkm (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
Pour a dark amber color. Can smell the oak and hints of coffee. Slight fruity taste, but goes well with the oak/ coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft. Woody coffee and caramel malt aroma - absolutely wonderful. Hazy amber with moderate head. Sweet coffee and caramel malt with mild herbal hops flavor. Nicely blended. Delicious - love this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy darker amber color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose smacks you in the face with some heavy coffee notes in there, with the wood aging coming through underneath. Taste is actually quite coffee laden with some hints of chocolate in there. Really interesting beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhsiung (711) - USA - FEB 25, 2012
passed on it at fountainhead, because local option was my next stop. glad they had it there!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (648) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Tap pours golden burnt orange with a rim of off white bubbles. The aroma is mostly coffee, sweet fruits too. The flavor starts grainy and with a hint of coffee, hits a tart sort of acidic bump and goes back to the grains with coffee lingering long term with the pale malt. Very well congealed brew, interesting and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Cloudy, amber with a thick, tan head. Aroma is caramel, roast, coffee. Taste is malty, coffee, toffee. Sweet...a little wood... Absolutely wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlastairEvans (11) - - JAN 8, 2014
Great roast! Morning wood treats with earthy coffee flavor and, true to word, offers a balance of oak, dark fruit and coffee. I have not found this flavor coming out of anything but a stout. Mouthfeel not as aggressive as a stout; I recall Boulevard's coffee ale, but this better. 28/30.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
At Tap house Des Plaines. Amber Ale huh? Well I would have been hard pressed to guess the style it is unusual. Very nice though. I like the wood aged without it being a stout twist. Hints at boozy but not bourbony. Serving: Tap


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