Firestone Walker Winter Wookey
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.25%
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Our newest blended strong ale, Winter Wookey comes just in time for the California winter this year. A blend of Wookey Jack and un-oaked Double DBA, Winter Wookey brings dark chocolate covered dried cherry, candied apple, orange zest and toffee flavors together in a complex, warming blend. Deceivingly drinkable for its size, Winter Wookey balances a big, malty body with a complementary spectrum of hop aroma and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8881) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4671) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4842) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6388) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (875) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Draft pour at special brews. Pours a thin caramel color. Fizzy head. Faint boozy aroma. Caramel and toffee flavors. Super smooth drinking. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (576) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Im 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11997) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6954) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10518) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
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. Decent strong.

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