pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 On draught at 26th Oregon Brewers Festival 7/26/13. Dark slightly brown color. Aroma is roasted dark malt and pine hops. Taste is espresso, sweet malts, resinous hops, and balanced bitterness. Finishes dry and full. Had again on draught at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom for May the Fourth Be With You event 5/4/14. Really smooth and enjoyable CDA.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was bottled on 4/11/13 and is 106 days old. Firestone walker gives their beers 120 days.
Pours black with a thick head of beige foam that fell slowly. Left some lace. Nose is not loud. Piney hops, a smidgen of chocolate, coffee,toasted malt. Grapefruit. Earthy, spicy and a touch of caramel malt. Taste is dark roasted malt. Gentle grapefruit that was a little sourish with some hop bitter. It’s smooth and a little heavy not really crisp or biting from the rye. In fact the rye is mellow and not at all bold and has a mellow spice to it. Light resin, a little oily. Moderate carbonation and finishes dry and a bit muddled. Lingering bitter in the after taste with a touch of that grapefruit. I thought this was dull and could have used more pep and more spice.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz served in a Sam Adams perfect pint
A - Dark brown with a small mocha colored head. The head stays active and forms a thin ceiling of bubbles that stays until the last sip.
S - Pungent hops, green pine, orange, grapefruit, rye really comes out strong as it warms up.
T - Roasted wet grain, orange and grapefruit oils, some sappy pine mixed in, sharp rye really stand out and adds a sharp earthiness. There’s a faint smokey character, some sweet citrus, finishes with green, resinous, hop bitterness.
M - Medium carbonation, medium body, dry finish.
Nice pungent hop aroma with a nice roasty background. The rye really shined here and mix well with the hop profile. Good stuff. I did a blind taste test with another Black Rye IPA and the Wookey was the better of the two.
Serving type: bottle
jslorenz (6) - Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black ipa with solid malt and rye profile. I don't pick up the chocolate that others have mentioned, which means it isn't overpowering or out of place. Very good beer. On my list of go to beers.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black. Aroma- piney citrus, chocolate, and a bit of spicy rye. The taste combines these flavors extremely well. You get the citrus hops chocolate and the rye. You can taste each one individually, but they all blend extremely well together. Great beer.
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque dark brown with a frothy beige head and lacings. Sweet and quite bitter. Hoppy aromas of spruce and some citrius fruit. Also some aromas of roasted malts towards the end. Hints of resin. Medium bodied. Medium carbontion. Bitter finish.
vodkammunion (2) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Equal parts roast and dry fruit. The rye gives it a smooth, oily sip. The nose is kinda muted at first, but really shows it’s teeth after awhile. Quite happy with this one!
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing black IPA on tap in santa barbara, a perfect blend of hops and darkness combined into one delicous brew.
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is citrus appearance is black with no head taste its little citrus with some malt presences overall decent beer
snoworsummer (4471) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bomber. Pours very very dark opaque brown with a bubbly tan head. Lots of lacing. Smooth feel with medium body and carbonation. Tastes like delicious coffee, earth, bourbon, molasses. Smells very earthy, woody, like alcohol.