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Hoppy The Woodsman - Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 11-06-2009)
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Brouwers. Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark brown, slightly burgundy color with a small tan head with minimal lacing.

S: Lots of roast, coffee witha slight hoppy kick.

T: Lots more caramel and chocolate. The finish is very chocolate forward, reminds me of a tootsie roll almost.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A solid beer, look forward to next years version.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2013 21:14:25 | More by mdaschaf
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draheim

Washington

3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a deep amber brown w/ a rich fluffy head, sticky lace.

Aroma is big caramel malt, warm roasted barley, toffee, brown sugar.

Taste is likewise sweet and malty. Caramel, toffee, dried figs and dates, warm booze.

Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied.

Overall a balanced, tasty winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 04:34:39 | More by draheim
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mactrail

Washington

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was one of the top stars of the Fall trip to Washington and Oregon. Beautiful clear mahogany color in the tall Blanche de Chambly glass. Sensational woody flavor weaves its way through the booze. Sprightly mouthfeel and not so heavy bodied as many holiday beers. Great aroma of brandy and cedar.

Dry rather than sweet, which seems to allow the barrel taste to breathe and lets you enjoy more of the fruity flavors. Just enough malty sugars to mellow everything out. Hops are restrained but add some fruity notes and a bitterish finish. Some sharp and zingy notes complete the trip.

One of the absolute best winter brews I've had. The brewer calls this an "Imperial winter ale." Warm and racy with a satisfying tangy of whiskey. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 05:43:51 | More by mactrail
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-07-2014 18:44:36 | More by twelveinches
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Zach122

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-28-2013 20:27:17 | More by Zach122
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tastymug

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

12-21-2013 20:14:15 | More by tastymug
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

12-20-2013 03:34:30 | More by Seattle_Suds
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-14-2013 05:05:07 | More by johnnyboy76
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CaptainQ

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-04-2013 04:36:16 | More by CaptainQ
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-03-2013 17:38:49 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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Laklimell

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-03-2013 19:37:02 | More by Laklimell
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

02-24-2013 05:46:44 | More by Hopmodium
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-17-2013 21:05:44 | More by Birdlegs
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sukwonee

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Half growler filled at 99 Bottles - $9 for 32oz (not too bad)

A: Dark brown body with 1 finger head. Lots of small bubbles.

S: Vanilla, oak, booze, some dark fruits. No hops.

T: where do I start? so while the flavors that I do get are quite good, there isn't enough taste. It lacks the punch. This was the same problem with this brewery's porter - it doesn't pack enough flavors. I think the base beer they are using for this is the problem. The bourbon characters (vanilla, oak, booziness) are integrated quite nicely though.

M: This is the real problem with this beer. It's too watery. I think it's also lacking carbonation.

O: Overall - pretty ok. There are many many many other better bourbon aged offerings I would drink over this though.

Serving type: growler

02-16-2013 04:01:33 | More by sukwonee
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jpbebeau

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-12-2013 21:22:12 | More by jpbebeau
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Nonikins

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +19%

02-05-2013 18:20:13 | More by Nonikins
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jmccraney

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-26-2013 04:43:12 | More by jmccraney
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dirtylou

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32oz bomber, Chucks, split

Served in unbranded snifter - pours a dark cola body with a thin beige ring of lace. There is a bit of wood throughout but the bourbon is light - bolder barrel utilization would benefit this one I think. Toffee and earthy wood dominate the palate and a thin layer of booze coats the mouth during the finish.

Serving type: growler

01-13-2013 22:00:20 | More by dirtylou
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iKrystin

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-13-2013 21:33:09 | More by iKrystin
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-29-2012 04:17:36 | More by strongaf
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a cloudy dark mahogany amber with a two finger tan head that slowly dissipated leaving lots of lacing. Rich aroma of bourbon, dark malts and oak. Flavor follows aroma with oak, bourbon and dark malts with a light taste of dark fruit and chocolate. Finishes slightly hoppy with residual oak and chocolate. Medium bodied. A nicely integrated tasty brew. Finish is a big lighter than I expected, but overall very enjoyable. Glad I got to try one of the rare bottles of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 03:30:25 | More by LiquidAmber
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-05-2012 23:02:39 | More by adkieffer
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benbjb

Washington

5/5  rDev +25.3%

09-17-2012 02:31:58 | More by benbjb
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-26-2012 21:53:53 | More by jcr8611
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piclee

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-17-2012 05:45:59 | More by piclee
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Hoppy The Woodsman from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.