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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdskinns (203) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is light oak, coffee, hops, and some metal. Taste is coffee, bitter, hops. Slick texture. Very good.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2996) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of coffee, light wood. Coffee flavour, malts, light sweet notes. Bit sweet finish, wood, coffee liquer, like Tia Maria.
(from 50cL bottle @ weekly tasting, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, joes!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2685) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
It poured an amber color with a tan head. The aroma was of oak barrels, malty caramels, bread and some dried fruits. The taste was malty with hints of oak, coffee, toast, with some spice, wheat and dates. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1516) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Legitimately kick ass coffee beer with a nice amber malt backbone that differentiates it from typical coffee beers. None of the oppressive though often delightful roasted malt character, really lets the coffee shine. Delightful treat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierstein82 (12) - - OCT 26, 2014
Light amber color. Very little head. Smells of bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Tastes of vanilla and caramel. Very pleasing to the palate. Very cool. Label. This was a good find.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4001) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Baker’s chocolate and coffee nose, rich and odd for such a lighter style of beer, but I’m ok with that. Cloudy ochre, thick yellow head, beautiful lacing. Coffee and oak flavor, the chocolate notes not sensed on the palate. Dried leaves finish and maybe just a hint of caramel. Coffee is dominant. Medium body. Unique and nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1821) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2918) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2273) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - 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 :)"

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2254) - 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.


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