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RATINGS: 983   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Livendadream (118) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Btl. Pours opaque, pitch black with a dense, creamy head that lingers forever, leaving huge deposits of lacing on glass. Aromas of toasted malt,dates,prunes,molasses,hint of chocolate with citrus and piney hops. Taste is sweet roasted malt, chocolate , pine and citrus with a nice spicey(rye) twang at the finish leaving my tongue tingling. FULL bodied, smooth, creamy texture within outstanding carbonation and balanced hop bitterness. This beer is very complex, lots of flavors, that exponentially get bigger as the beer warms up. One would never know this was a big beer as the flavors hide the alcohol nicely.Definitely one of the best black IPA’s I have tasted. Thx to Jason’s wife for picking this up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/black with moderate slightly tan head that settles quickly. Aromas of pine, plum skins, soap, and chocolate-y malts. Flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate almonds, and sharp resiny/piney hops. Oily, bitter pine finish. Black IPAs rule...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
Dark brown with a bubbly head. Citrusy, bit floral nose with lots of rich toasty and chocolatey character. Smooth, smokey, chocolate, mellow bitterness, sweet and danky, with toasty, complex refined and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (92) - 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 I’m 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 (968) - 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 (597) - 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 (1247) - - 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 (212) - - 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 (403) - 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 I’ve ever had! Just outstanding!

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