Woodbooger | Strangeways Brewing

BA SCORE
59%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 83 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Strangeways Brewing
Virginia, United States
strangewaysbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark roasty brown ale brewed with organic coconut sugar, dark Belgian candied sugar, and aged with vanilla bean.

Added by blbarnett3 on 10-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,291
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
83
Liked:
49
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
13.83%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Tone
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of alcohol, Belgian yeast, slight roasted malt, floral notes, hint of raisin, and a hint of bacterial funk. Fits the style of a Belgian Dark Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level and hint of tartness. Tastes of alcohol, Belgian yeast, slight roasted malt, floral notes, hint of raisin, hint of roasted malt, hint of hops, and a hint of bacterial funk. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, body, and blend, with a great feel.

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Photo of PprBurke
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nyrblue2
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbutter
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer while I was in the Richmond VA area visiting for a short period of time, and while having lunch at a brewpub inside the airport decided I'd try a couple while waiting for my airplane.

A nice looking beer-- look was a deep brown, almost black appearance with a nice thick head to it. Smell was very much like the taste-- smells of chocolate, toffee mostly proved to taste just like that. Beer was not bitter at the end at all, a very drinkable dark beer for sure. Feel was carbonated perfectly, and left little aftertaste for such a strong beer.

I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer overall, would definitely get again.

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Photo of avalon07
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted a below average amount of time. Not much lacing.

S: A decent aroma of dark fruit, vanilla, a little coffee, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of some light coffee notes, some vanilla, a fair amount of the advertised coconut, chocolate notes, malt, dark fruit (plums, perhaps?), and light caramel. Not really a Belgian beer flavor in the strictest interpretation, but an interesting interpretation. Doesn't exactly succeed, but is still a decent flavor.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an uneven beer, but it's oddly drinkable. Worth a try, for sure.

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Photo of PYTomon
1/5  rDev -73.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst ale I have ever drunk. Revolting.

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Photo of bltgrpg
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vabeerguy
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a nonic glass. Very dark in color. The smell was sort of neutral, not over powering but pleasant. Excellent mouth feel. The taste was very good. I buy this beer on and off mostly in the autumn and winter.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nolynylon
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimpyle48
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in bottle

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Photo of Stolenface1
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbunting75
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PGVG
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Beejay
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep chocolate brown in color with a nice light brown head.

S: Light fruit, and a touch of powdered cocoa. Almost like a chocolate cherry thing going on, some slight bread aroma as well as caramel.

T: Caramel malt, and a bready flavor with roasted malt and a touch of coffee in the finish. Some decent sweetness, as well as perhaps something English in the finish.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. The carbonation is fairly fine in size, and there is a bit of a linger in the finish.

O: Overall a pretty tasty brown with a bit of a twist. I've been fairly skeptical of this brewery, but this

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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Woodbooger from Strangeways Brewing
Beer rating: 59% out of 100 with 83 ratings
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