JohnnyJ (4550) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Murky reddish brown pour, with a light tan head. Caramel, toffee, mild chocolate, dark fruit, booze, candy sugar and some light citrusy hops.
onceblind (4541) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark deep brownish amber under a thick foamy light khaki head. Nice sweet nose of cocoa and earthy roast with some gentle mulling spices and light char. Roasty and dark flavor featuring bitter leafy hop resins and sweet earthy roast with a light touch of mulling spices and a earthy bitterness. Not totally doing it for me. I like the regular wookie Jack better.
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SB. Pours a murky near-black mahogany. Light filmy tan head. Big earthy nose, some fruity hop notes and coffee. Sticky thick body with light carb. Earthy, caramelly, tobacco-y mid palate with nice counterpoint from fruity, tangy hops. Definitely settling at this point into a blend of its own identity, but still kind of an unexpected combination on the tongue. Earthy finish.
andrewje41 (659) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at special brews. Pours a thin caramel color. Fizzy head. Faint boozy aroma. Caramel and toffee flavors. Super smooth drinking. Very enjoyable.
DesertDevil (542) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Handlebar in Tempe. Mellow dark roasted (almost burnt) malt with a damp soil and medium hop tone and the slightest sniff of old bourbon and toffee. Pours a medium reddish-brown with a filmy egg-white head. Heavy chocolate taste initially with roasted barley, biscuit, medium bitterness, licorice, and traces of caramel, oak, and light coffee. Moderate body with an astringent-yet-mellow texture. OK, but I greatly prefer the two components individually over this blend.
kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m a big Wookey fan, but the combination of DBA gives this a brown ale flavor. Still has some roasted character but the finish is long and not quite as pleasing. Loses hop balance. Medium brown color with a tan head at least makes this pleasing to look at.
brokensail (11554) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Hollingshead. Must be one of those Christmas in July deals... Either way, mahogany/dark brown pour with a finger of tan foam. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and chocolate covered cherry. A touch of booze and chocolate orange. Tastes a bit like sticky toffee pudding. Lots of rich caramelized sugars and dark fruits. Some chocolate syrup and a touch of citrus. Certainly a bit warming as well.
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer &Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a candy aroma. There is a complex dark malt flavor that includes candi sugar, cherry and chocolate.
Theydon_Bois (9935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cannery Row Brewing Co, Monterey, 29/04/14.
Clear chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is caramel, light spice, ripe dark fruits, biscuit crumble, touch of booze.
Taste comprises light tropicana, boozey notes, pine, fruit loaf, spice, caramel.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey vein pulseing throughout the close.
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Après Handcrafted Libations in Breckenridge. Pour is slightly hazy brown with a big cream head and great lacing. Caramelly, bready, toffee, dark fruity, grassy, and cocoa aroma. Taste is dark fruits, toffee, roasted malt, caramelized sugar, bread, and vanilla with a light alcoholic burn on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice strong ale.