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Morning Wood - Local Option

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BA SCORE
86
very good

296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Local Option visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Morning Wood is an oak-aged coffee ale developed and brewed by the 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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-08-2011)
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color with a slight haze and a one finger white foamy head that has decent retention.

Smell is great. grainy malt is overlaid with coffee and very faint hints of oak. The combination gives it a lightly roasted aroma. Very faint spicey herbal hops near the back.

Taste follows the nose. light grainy flavors blend nicely with some lightly roasted coffee that has nearly no charcoal/charred flavor or bitterness. This is very well balanced. Small amount of sweetness and very little bitterness. Very little oak makes it through to the taste however.

Mouthfeel is good. Mid range body, perfect for an amber. Mild carbonation and little to no bitterness keeps this highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 01:21:10 | More by Fcolle2
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Morning Wood from Local Option
86 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.