ipaapi (7) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was very surprised by every aspect of this beer except that overall itís excellent.
Not your average black ipa, a style that is currently being overdone by a lot of breweries. FW nailed something special here.
The aroma almost threw me off and I wasnít excited by it. The black syruppy look was enticing but also intimidating.
The flavor is amazing. packed with rye and hops, i canít believe how well they both shine through.
Kudos to FW
EithCubes (4195) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bomber bottled 12/14/12. Beautiful, gnarly hop aroma, pine and dank wood, spicy rye and black roast, faint citrus but thankfully fresh and biting hops on the whole. Deep dark brown pour with a densely rocky, lacing tan head. Taste of delicious heavy roast, tar, light ash, not to be outdone by zinging, darting pine and spicy hops. Some alcohol, sweet at first but resolving to semi-dry, light/watery body, medium bitterness lasting into the long and hop-drenched aftertaste. Thankfully, the roast/black patent isnít punishing, and the rye porter-type malt and the hops is nothing short of masterful. Yes!
If thereís hope for Black IPAs as an emergent style, this should be their standard-bearer. Canít think of anything Iíd change here.
fattybladdy (194) - 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 (4792) - 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 (9853) - 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.