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RATINGS: 971   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
22oz bottle, dated 8/9/12, from grape & gourmet. pours a dusky, dark, cocoa brown capped by a rich, dense khaki head that leaves thick sheets of lace on the glass. aroma is outstanding with notes of fresh pine forest, orange zest, and caramel malts backed by mild roast, baker’s chocolate, and toasted pumpernickel bread with subtle hints of coffee and earth as it warms. flavor is truly wonderful, definitely where this beer shines, with a beautiful balance of orange citrus, pine esters, and grassy hops up front backed by bitter chocolate, roasted malts, mocha latte, and burnt tofffee with hints of vanilla, pineapple, and pie crusts adding complexity through the middle. palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and an immense finish of bitter hops, semi-sweet chocolate, and roasted malts. overall, this is certainly one of the best black IPA’s out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
s_hartshorne (1279) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle midlands tasting group. Jet black good tan head. Aroma is tropical blackcurrant pine hops. Taste is amazing roasted malts tropical lots of pine resin choc coffee long bitter finish. Nice oily mouthfeel. Amazing so tasty thanks to black haddock for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4510) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
22oz bottle from Orchard Fresh, Orchard Park, NY. An opaque chocolate brown pour with a thick beige head; piney aroma; so aggressive woody hops at the first sip, but then softening as the sweet, deeply roasted malts kick in, adding balance and resulting in an orangey chocolate taste; then a dry chocolate finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1572) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle @ Midlands Tasting Aug 14, at RIchie’s Hop Palace. Pours very dark brown with thin tan head. Intoxicating boozy aroma, complex depth of malts and CDA flavours with a good bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1885) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle@midland tasting group. Black beer with small head. Aroma of grapefruit and slightly roasted malts. Taste is grapefruit, hops, coffee and roasted malts. Medium palate with a little oil. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2708) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
660ml bottle. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is piney hops, bitter coffee and a touch of chocolate. Taste has chocolate and coffee to start. Strong bitter piney hop and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Dark brown, almost black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, rye malts, faint citrus, slight nuttiness and hops. Taste of roasted malts, slight citrus, rye malts, faint nuttiness, grapefruit and hops. Full bodied, nice carbonation, long hop finish, pretty good black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3658) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
On-tap pint in Schooner, Sunset Beach Orange County after a sample to compare with a Beach City Rye’T Black IPA: I chose this version of the style for my pint. I also have a bottle I am taking to an exchange in Birmingham UK very soon. Black pour with a tanned head that lasted. Roasted malts rule the aroma and do not get pushed around by much else in the taste either. Mild citrusy hop notes try and interfere with the flavouring and nose but fail, this is a malt first and foremost brew with the hops playing second fiddle throughout. Hides the alcohol well within the maltiness. I liked it and will have a good glass full at the forthcoming bottle exchange too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (786) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Super smooth rye witha nice dark malt body, bitterness but hops could be better defined.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBeCue (102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
1 year-old bomber poured into tulip. Pours a nice deep black with chestnut highlights, with a finger-thick head. Aromas are roasty/spicy (rye!), piney hops, and perhaps some light toffee hidden in the background. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet. Body is medium, with a slick/almost oily texture. Carbo is under average. Finish is quite bitter, in fact more bitterness can be felt in the aftertaste than while taking a sip. Overall a really, really good offering! This now sets the mark for me as far as black IPAs go, rye or not...!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Seannpc (27) - - AUG 15, 2014
Very dark appearance on this one. Not much aroma but dark malty and bitter taste. Relatively smooth finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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