Hoppy The Woodsman | Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beertunes on 11-06-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
62
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 62
Reviews by jpbebeau:
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of jcr8611
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of dirtylou
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of Ace1117
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmccraney
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of bkenis
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ckornmannn
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark brown. prominent bourbon, vanilla, and caramel with both smell and taste. A very satisfying barrel aged beer.

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Photo of jellikit
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.
Appearance: dr. Pepper. Slightly reddish brown. Purple and rose hues. Medium foamy off white/light tan head. Clear. Fizzy.
Smell: light vanilla, caramel, and whisky.
Taste: light vanilla, caramel, fig, cherry. Followed by light oak and then boozey alcohol.
Mouthfeel: medium to medium low carbonation. Big body. Sweet.
Overall: great barrel aged beer for the price. Balanced well. Will buy again.

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Photo of itracy63
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of sukwonee
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rabidawg
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice beer. On draught at Taphouse in Bellevue, WA. Big oak and vanilla character, with heavy black cherry notes. Cracked pepper in the middle. Slightly smoky. Mouthfeel is a little bit thin and fizzy. Whiskey overtones hurt the drinkability, but thiss is an excellent brew.

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Photo of 510a
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandonwnw
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle on clearance for 6 bones. L - dark strong ale, dark brown and barely translucent with an inch of tan head; S - a little harsh, with concentrated dry fruit and whiskey; T - nice! The sharpness from smell comes through here too, but in a very good way. Flavor tends to have a bit more hops and less malt than other strong ales, but pairing with the whiskey makes it a wide ranging taste experience. Starts hops and ends wooden with solid oak and vanilla. F - carbonation is bit towards the bubbly side and the wood doesn't do as much as I'd like to smooth it out. O - this should be drank near room temp; I came in expecting something like a Fremont B-bomb and was disappointed a bit. However, taken on it's own merits, this is very good and will serve as a perfect contrast of whiskey barrel aging vs. bourbon barrel aging. In short, whiskey barrels provide a much sharper flavor profile that seems less prone to mellow with time. Another year may serve this well and at $6 I'll probably throw one in the cellar to find out. Prost

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Hoppy The Woodsman from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.
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