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Morning Wood - Local Option

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BA SCORE
86
very good

319 Ratings
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | 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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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -8.3%

08-21-2014 17:02:41 | More by SHerninko
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RichH55

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-18-2014 22:10:53 | More by RichH55
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shiggins22

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-18-2014 20:09:31 | More by shiggins22
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-16-2014 17:44:08 | More by lunarbrew
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.82/5  rDev -0.5%

500ml bottle, poured into a Bell's snifter 8/15/2014.

A- Medium brown body, slightly hazy. Pours silky smooth with a half finger white head with fairly minimal retention, no lacing.

S- Lots of coffee and tapioca, brown sugar and a bit of oak. Sort of like iced tea with coffee.

F- The flavours of coffee, sweet toffee, tapioca, brown sugar and oak have melded together very well to make for a relatively unique drinking experience. No single component dominates the blend which seems to come forth from the blending of all of these flavours rather than any one flavour standing out.

M- Medium in body, a bit undercarbonated but not enough to detract significantly from the experience. Finish is remniscent of milk tea.

O- Solid drinker, nothing complicated but also nothing offensive to be found in this beer.

08-16-2014 14:39:27 | More by Stevedore
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wcu80

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-16-2014 12:48:49 | More by wcu80
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-15-2014 17:54:47 | More by wtkphoto
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-14-2014 21:12:57 | More by lilnicky068
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-10-2014 05:57:15 | More by bernat1971
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JF1917

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-09-2014 21:35:28 | More by JF1917
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Johnroby

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2014 15:21:39 | More by Johnroby
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Mineo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-07-2014 18:13:14 | More by Mineo
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-06-2014 16:49:19 | More by Doomcifer
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Flight317

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-06-2014 06:22:04 | More by Flight317
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-05-2014 16:37:24 | More by Burt
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IRONRakkasan

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-04-2014 22:17:37 | More by IRONRakkasan
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AlphaWolfrey


4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-31-2014 01:43:09 | More by AlphaWolfrey
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-28-2014 00:11:30 | More by DrBier
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from the bottle into my gargantuan tulip glass. A dark amber body with three fingers of off-white head: a slight reddish tinge to the head as well.

Smell is coffee and malt, all sweetness and roast.

This one's a bit of a flavor coaster from start to finish. All very pleasant and tasty: sweet malt and coffee up front. Not black coffee, more like a latte. At the very back end, the slightest hop bitterness. Very complex and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is rich, but maybe too heavy on the carbonation.

Overall, a solid beer. Side note: I love the label artwork. Creepy and detailed.

07-27-2014 19:11:24 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-27-2014 18:28:13 | More by Dactrius
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2014 01:00:50 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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JiffyG89

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-27-2014 00:21:39 | More by JiffyG89
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-26-2014 23:59:25 | More by cp45
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skinnycox

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-26-2014 20:19:57 | More by skinnycox
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-25-2014 18:00:32 | More by smartassboiler
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Morning Wood from Local Option
86 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.