kdm1984 (432) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 AUGH! That aroma! Sharpest perfumey pine tree smell ever encountered. WAY too strong for me, even if there is some other interesting stuff going on thatís buried beneath all the pine. Appearance is lovely, though - dark with ruby and purple highlights and a terrific head with even better lacing. Flavor - pine! Just too much pine. I do notice some of the spicy rye as well, and it has a good mouthfeel, but the pine still overwhelms too much. This one was hyped big, but I am disappointed. I do not mind IPAs that have pine as a CHARACTERISTIC, but when it OVERWHELMS, the brewer has lost me as a fan of the beer. Drainpoured this one. Big downrate here.
fattybladdy (193) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, pours a beautiful midnight black with a light tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, rye. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, and piney hops finishing very bitter, yet smooth and somewhat dry. Pretty solid.
sfhodense (4724) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, peach, pepper and grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malt, citrus, peach and grapefruit.
thewolf (9838) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ CBC 2013.
Pours clear brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has caramel, chocolate, pine, peach, resin. Low carbonation, nice dry and light oily mouthfeel. Flavour has sweetness at first, malts, roasted, light chocolate, peach, resin. Nice balance.
matthewjk (730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very respectable rye ipa. Itís beginning to be a more common style, and itís usually done well. Wookey Jack has all the bold and spicy elements one would want in this style.
HeadyDE (227) - Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour offering at state line..not really a fan of black ipa..so canít really say that this was that memorable..black hue decent mouthfeel..medium body..does hide the abv nicely..
Indecipherable (6) - - MAY 15, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark pour, but smells and tastes of delicious citrus, pine, malts...very good beer
jake65 (2315) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Three fingers of creamy tan head atop a dark brown body. Sticky lacing. A sweet aroma of citrus and pine. The smell carries through to the flavor, but stronger bitters emerge. Plays nicely with the roasted malt tones. Finishes with a lingering bitter/roast 1-2 combo. I was expecting great, which this fell short of, but still very good.
BeerFunGuy (219) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beautiful dark IPA has a fruity aroma. It has a bit of a bite but with a smokey flavor and hoppy flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
degbert (803) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with garnet highlights. Head is cappuccino brown and sticky. Amazing nose of baking chocolate, nutmeg, vanilla, and subtle smoke. Flavor -- wow. Ethiopian coffee meets hops herbal; some floral citrus on the back end. Depth is astonishing; there are layers to this beer that will take a long time to plumb. Finishes long and dry. Worth #800.
Fratto (2326) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with an off-white head. Aroma is chocolate and fruit. Taste is great chocolate, bready spice, and those chocolates that look like an orange but are really chocolate. Spicy finish.