Fatehunter (1058) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is an amazing blend of pine and roasted malt. Great depth.
The taste is big on the pine bitterness accompanied by the malt sweetness. The finish is a dry bitterness. Really great.
The texture is smooth, yet crisp with moderate carbonation.
An impressive drink.
coachd (10) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The commercial description hints at what the aroma will be. Rye, malt and hops are abundant in the smell, with hints of smokiness and IPA citrus. Dark brown appearance, similar to a porter. The beer is unfiltered, yet there is nothing floating around - to me that’s a plus. Pours a thick tan long lasting head with heavy lacing. The flavor has a unique smoky beginning and a bitter strong finish. The aftertaste is like an IPA mixed with an Imperial Stout. Great palate and mouthfeel for an IPA - thick, velvety, overall very well made.
Gluepot (31) - CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A balanced malt and spice nose. Taste features roasted malt, some mildly fruity hops, rye spiciness and some grassiness. Complex, refreshing but rich at the same time.
scoth (462) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, black in the glass with a medium tan head, good retention,
very fine lasting lacing. Aromas of pine resin, grass, toast, earth, rye. Medium-full, round body, dry, velvety. Mild malt sweetness -- just enough, then a medium-strong bitter lingering finish with some woody, cocoa notes. A stellar hoppy brew.
catzwisker (1) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Picked up a growler of this flavorful brew at Growler Nation in Eugene OR. One of the best beers I have ever tasted. Will probably come back for more.
JesseBones (51) - - MAR 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cheese maker meets a bread baker and they hug it out in this excellent black rye IPA. I want to hang out in this neighborhood on a regular basis. I get campazolo and brie on a fresh baked rye sourdough batard so warm it still melts the cheese.
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Tonkun (582) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured at a tasting event. Dark pour with off white head. Licorice, pine, grapefruit, caramel, nuts and spice. Very nice black IPA
ROBC3366 (306) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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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AlainG (1000) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune aux reflets rougeâtres, sa mousse est dense et persistante. Une dentelle baveuse s’accroche au verre. Un nez de résine de pin et de grains difficilement identifiable, ça pourrait bien être du seigle, qui aurait été grillés. Par moment, un aspect épicé et particulièrement par l’anis. Un goût pas des plus amers, tout en l’étant quand même. Une acidité palpable traverse l’alcool réconfortant. Embouteillée le 26 avril 2013 (998-310114)
CindyG (1) - Hockessin, Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best dark beer I have ever tasted. So many dark beers look complex and inviting, but their simple and thin taste disappoints an experienced beer drinker. Wookie Jack Black Rye IPA stays flavorful and complex through the entire pint. Try on tap at Bilbo Baggins Pub in Alexandria, VA. I’ve been drinking beer legally for 33 years and I know an outstanding beer when I taste one.
Sebilinz (324) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black Body with beige head. Aroma is citrus pine some coffeee and cocoa. taste was malts with some Tropical fruits. Aftertaste was medium bitter with some malt sweetness. Very nice one.