ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Ale House at Amato’s. Brown appearance with a light tan head. Dark, malty and mildly spiced with mild hop bitterness. Notes of oak, vanilla and pine round things out. Medium to full body. Good, but I prefer the regular wookey.
beertholomeus (1189) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a burnt caramel color with a white head. Caramel, toffee, alcohol, oak, tobacco, leather and hop aroma and flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Caramel, oak and alcohol finish.
Dogbrick (9460) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/18/2015. The beer pours a dark chestnut color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, citrus and spices. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, dark chocolate and spiced citrus. The finish is sweet with a chocolate orange aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
JohnnyJ (4914) - 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 (5490) - 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 (6693) - 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 (1356) - 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 (648) - 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 (1261) - 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 (13278) - 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.