Mourning Wood | Local Option

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3.84/5
Very Good
506 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Local Option
Illinois, United States
localoptionbier.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Morning Wood

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.

Added by MasterSki on 12-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,809
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
506
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
50
Trade:
5
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Photo of Nunya
2.57/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bongobeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque amber burgundy with a medium-thin off-white head. A tad bit of lacing left behind, but not much. Coffee, toasted malts, and a bit of lactic sour form an interesting aroma. Opens up fairly basic with a good malt base. Coffee and pine hop notes throughout the flavor profile. Intriguing mouth feel as it feels filling, and yet thin. It does feel a bit harsh on the carbonation side. Overall, a good brew. I picked it up for the coffee, of which it doesn't quite deliver for me.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kalosjakar
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle says Morning Wood, not Mourning.

Murky amber with a beautiful big white creamy looking head.

Definitely smelling coffee, especially as I was pouring. Subtle oak note.
Coffee up front in the taste as well, pretty odd for an Amber.
A bit of Oak in the taste towards the back.
Smelling a little alcohol in the aroma, but it doesn't come across in the flavor.
I'm also getting Belgian-style malt aroma as it warms. Awesome.

Good lacing.

I haven't liked most of the Oak-aged beers I've had but I enjoyed this very much.

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Photo of Ah-yeah
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of dleiner
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage, so score set to current average.

Aroma is still very coffee and oak forward, with a touch of fruity specialty malt character.

Flavor is lightly sweet amber malty, with coffee kicking in mid palate and carrying into a roasty, coffee grounds finish. There's a touch of acidity/sourness that I can't quite place, but it's not altogether unpleasant. Might explain the billowing head. Lol Finish is lightly oaky and nutty.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zander4dawin
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A barrel aged Amber ale with coffee, not much barrel or coffee flavors, pretty much tastes like a standard Amber ale you'd find in a six pack.
Not a terrible beer but not as advertised.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mourning Wood from Local Option
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 506 ratings