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RATINGS: 981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Wookey Jack is our first foray into the dark outer world of black IPAs. Rich dark malts and spicy rye careen into bold citrus laden hops creating a new dimension in IPA flavor. This brew has been left unfiltered and unfined to retain all of its texture and character. At 60 IBUs, Wookey Jack is gnarly on the outside yet complex and refined on the inside.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
On draft @ crown and anchor. Pours a deep brown almost black with little head. Not much in the way of aroma but it makes up for it in taste. Smooth, hoppy with roasted caramel malts. Very well balanced. Nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (90) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Zante in Palos Hills, served in a snifter. Nice and dark, with a couple fingers of tan head. Smells sweet, has a thick, rich taste, could not tell it was 8.3%. I went to this bar to watch a football game, and this beer stole the show. Would drink this on a regular basis, and will look for it whenever Im out beer shopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aldemirfilho (19) - - SEP 14, 2014
Pours an opaque black color, with a dark colored head that dissipates slowly. Smells of roasted malt, sweet caramel, rich hop oils, and grass. Tastes sweet upon first sip with a nice chocolatey middle and a dry roasted malt finish with a pleasant bitterness from the hop content. Very slick on the tongue with a slight prickliness that leaves the mouth yearning for another sip. Leaves the mouth feeling dry upon swallowing but definitely compliments the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (963) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle to goblet Pine, spruce, sap. Silky black, thin creamy light tan head, lots of lacing. Taste is chocolate, flowers, spruce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, with thick dense foam. Aroma, tropical fruit, roasted malts, and light grape must. Taste is roasted malts, light hops, with a mild bitter sweet finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - SEP 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-10-13- Poured from a bottle into a pint glass Appearance The beer pours a deep brown nearly pitch black color with a one finger tan colored head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is a blend of hoppy smells and more roasted smells as would be expected for a black IPA. The roasted smells are largely of a coffee and toasted malt aroma with the hop being predominantly of a pine and earthy smell. While these are the bulk aromas other aromas of grapefruit and chocolate find their way to the nose as well giving a rather robust and dark smelling brew. Taste The taste begins much heavier of lightly roasted malt and a rye flavor more than of anything else. Upfront there is only a lighter presence of a grapefruit citrus hop, but as the flavors advance this changes, with flavors of pine hop increasing in strength throughout the taste. A light chocolate flavor seems to come and go in the taste, being taken over in the end by an earthy hop flavor as well as some roasted coffee flavors. The roasted coffee gets quite potent toward the end, overshadowing the rest of the flavors, to leave a rather coffee bitter and moderately hoppy roasted flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the brew was on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the average side as well. A slightly thicker body may have been slightly better for the roasted flavors of the brew, but even so, the feel was quite all right. Overall A pretty decent black IPA, but nothing too outstanding in my mind. It ended with a bit too much coffee bitterness, which took away from much of the nice hop undertones that were present. It was worth the try, but not one I would go back to with any real occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (209) - - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small beige head that leaves great lacing. Aroma of resin, pine, rye and chocolate. Medium bitter, light sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation with big bubbles and a very long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (400) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
22oz bottle. Black with a frothy beige head. Flavors are toasted bread, roasted malts, coffee, caramel, grapefruit, pine resin and alcohol with menthol notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (304) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2014
22 oz bomber I picked up on a recent trip to St. Louis. Pours a dark brown with a large creamy tan head that holds a great retention and leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops, spicy rye, fresh cut grass, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is hops right up front with mango, grapefruit, and a bit of tropical fruit mixed with earthy hops tasting grassy and pine. Spicy rye comes through right behind it with unsweetened chocolate and a bit of toasy malts. Long bitter finish of rye, hop resin, and bread. Medium bodied, slick but slightly creamy texture, lively carbonation. This is definitely one of the best, if not the best, black IPA Ive ever had! Just outstanding!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gpekar (466) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Poured a dark opaque brown with a tall creamy dark tan head. The head was made up of many large bubbles. There was a good spicy aroma from the rye along with a nice hoppy scent. There was also some chocolate and a hint of anise. The beer had a nice silky texture. There was a mild chocolate flavor followed by a rye spice and then the hoppy bitterness. There was a good amount of sweetness to mellow out the flavor and a little bit of licorice came through as the beer warmed throughout the drinking of the glass. The 8.3% alcohol was hidden very well in this flavorful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle while visiting Seattle. Aroma has hash, grass, light veg and a little meatiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. There is a fairly robust soy, teriyaki taste initially, with light dark choc, toast and light treacle, but also a lovely fresh hoppiness with grapefruit, lemon, pine, some pineapple, woody resin. Very tasty, well balanced BIPA.

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