Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2013
Rating while helping a friend brew a wookey clone. Tan head, dark brown, clear, bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma big on citrus, rich caramel malty, slightly chocolate base. Taste: delicious. Nice smooth malt base gives way to big pine and citrus bitterness. Medium full body, oily-to-slick texture, average to lively carb. Overall: one heck of a fine beer.
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Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Black-colored with a beige to light brown head. Nice hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, citrus and a bit of pine. Hoppy flavor, piney and a bit fruity, with some roastiness and a pleasant bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Very nice and easy-drinking. Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2013
Fresh bomber. Pouredi nto a FW Nonic a deep reddish brown with a small tan head. Nose is idark fruits, hops, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is complex with similar notes and added toast and malt flavors up front and classic hoppy characters throughou. Has a touch of tart, balanced bitterness on the finish. Moderate carbonation. This is quite a tasty black IPA. HighlanderOne (1344) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Poured from big bottle. Rye malt and hops in aroma. Dark mahogany - almost porter color with hearty tan lacing head. Citrusy and piney hops, rye and creamy malt share the lead in flavor. Just a slight note of alcohol. Also notes of licorice and cocoa. Outstanding. Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Bottle share thanks to charule. Dark pour with a nice white head. Aroma is so amazing. So many hops of citrus in the aroma. The taste of this beer is perfectly balanced. Effervescence tingles the tongue/lips. Very delicious.
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DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bomber->shaker. Deep brown with thick offwhite head. A chewy hop bonanza, like a great imperial IPA. Very good. Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pours a nice dark colorwitha fizzy off-white head. Aroma is citrus hoppy no real roasted aroma. Flavor is medium sweet with a nice citrus/piney hoppiness flavor. Finish is mild but medium sweet a little alcoholic. Carbonation is above average and mouthfeel is fizzy. Overall this is a delicious beer. Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2013
Jet black with a rich creamy white head, this beauty slaps you across the face with hoppy rye flavor. It offers a velvety mouthfeel coupled with a lightly spicy nose, and begs to be slammed, in spite of an ABV that requires moderation. I know that "black rye IPA" is a made-up style, but Wookie Jack is perfection within that made-up style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ernest (7721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent.
Quite simple in the nose...tons of raw hops, but at least there is enough malt character to keep it from being utterly one-dimensional. In the mouth it’s surprisingly sour, and add to that the abrasive bitterness and astringency, and it’s hard to drink much. Pretty crude and rough, but there are certainly worse examples in this genre. imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle pours opaque black with big light tan head and serious lace. Aromas of wet hops, citrus, pine, sweet malts, toasted grain and rye. Medium body, wet hop character lingers. generous bitterness balanced with the rye spice. Finishes lightly sweet big hop character and rye tartness.