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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our newest blended strong ale, Winter Wookey comes just in time for the California winter this year. A blend of Wookey Jack and un-oaked Double DBA, Winter Wookey brings dark chocolate covered dried cherry, candied apple, orange zest and toffee flavors together in a complex, warming blend. Deceivingly drinkable for its size, Winter Wookey balances a big, malty body with a complementary spectrum of hop aroma and bitterness.

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3.6
luttonm (6749) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Draft at Noble Fir, Seattle. Dark mahogany tinged brown black, fairly clear. Rich, dark fruity aroma, rum and raisins. Some fig, some alcohol warmth, but also a bit of an unbalanced sweet versus slightly bitter-hop character. Kind of feels like a blend, but I might be projecting. Tasty, strong, interesting, but not my favorite.

3.6
ajnepple (7052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
On tap at the Ale House at Amato’s. Brown appearance with a light tan head. Dark, malty and mildly spiced with mild hop bitterness. Notes of oak, vanilla and pine round things out. Medium to full body. Good, but I prefer the regular wookey.

4.2
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours a burnt caramel color with a white head. Caramel, toffee, alcohol, oak, tobacco, leather and hop aroma and flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Caramel, oak and alcohol finish.

3.9
Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/18/2015. The beer pours a dark chestnut color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, citrus and spices. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, dark chocolate and spiced citrus. The finish is sweet with a chocolate orange aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.4
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
On draft. Murky reddish brown pour, with a light tan head. Caramel, toffee, mild chocolate, dark fruit, booze, candy sugar and some light citrusy hops.

3.5
onceblind (10548) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Dark deep brownish amber under a thick foamy light khaki head. Nice sweet nose of cocoa and earthy roast with some gentle mulling spices and light char. Roasty and dark flavor featuring bitter leafy hop resins and sweet earthy roast with a light touch of mulling spices and a earthy bitterness. Not totally doing it for me. I like the regular wookie Jack better.

3.8
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Draft at SB. Pours a murky near-black mahogany. Light filmy tan head. Big earthy nose, some fruity hop notes and coffee. Sticky thick body with light carb. Earthy, caramelly, tobacco-y mid palate with nice counterpoint from fruity, tangy hops. Definitely settling at this point into a blend of its own identity, but still kind of an unexpected combination on the tongue. Earthy finish.

3.7
andrewje41 (4243) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Draft pour at special brews. Pours a thin caramel color. Fizzy head. Faint boozy aroma. Caramel and toffee flavors. Super smooth drinking. Very enjoyable.

3.4
DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2014
On draft at the Handlebar in Tempe. Mellow dark roasted (almost burnt) malt with a damp soil and medium hop tone and the slightest sniff of old bourbon and toffee. Pours a medium reddish-brown with a filmy egg-white head. Heavy chocolate taste initially with roasted barley, biscuit, medium bitterness, licorice, and traces of caramel, oak, and light coffee. Moderate body with an astringent-yet-mellow texture. OK, but I greatly prefer the two components individually over this blend.

3.5
kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2014
I’m a big Wookey fan, but the combination of DBA gives this a brown ale flavor. Still has some roasted character but the finish is long and not quite as pleasing. Loses hop balance. Medium brown color with a tan head at least makes this pleasing to look at.


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