That's The Ticket
J. Wakefield Brewing

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From:
J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
13%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.36%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 16, 2019
Added:
Jan 11, 2017
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  7
SCORE
93
Outstanding
That's The TicketThat's The Ticket
Notes: Formerly Golden Ticket

Brewed with chocolate, caramel and sea salt
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Rated: 4.02 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Bum4ever from California

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.05 by Ajlvt from Washington

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 02, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
DLD - bottle share; 5/19/2018
Jan 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.2 by TheGent from New Jersey

Oct 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2018
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
A 750ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a MBCC 2018 stemmed tasting glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with only a very thin mocha brown head that stuck around throughout while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Chocolate, caramel and vanilla dominate with hints of coconut and roastiness. A bit like chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Taste: Chocolate and sea salt are strong, cacao, vanilla, lightly bitter dark chocolate, and hints of coconut, caramel and alcohol poking through.

Mouthfeel: Extremely creamy, full bodied, with low carbonation.

Overall: I thought that the sea salt was too strong. Normally I love caramel salted chocolate, but in this case, the strong sea salt combined with the booze and maybe even the light bitterness just didn’t work together as well as it could have for me.
Jul 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jun 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Red Session. Aroma has sweetened coffee, fudge and brownie notes. Taste has bittersweet chocolate, brownies and cocoa shake.
Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by xdtfx from Illinois

Apr 29, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This one pours with a dark and deep black hue, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells surprisingly salty- I figured the sea salt would be an afterthought. There's lots of creamy milk chocolate and bittersweet caramel on the nose. Unfortunately, I don't get any coconut on the nose.

The taste also has no coconut, which is disappointing. The sea salt and caramel are definitely the dominant, and kind of obscure whatever the (very sweet) base beer should taste like. The sea salt does help dry the beer out a bit. There's lots of chocolate, too, but I'm not sure if that's the flavor addition or it's just a particularly chocolatey base stout.

This is medium bodied, a little syrupy, and pretty creamy, with a lower level of carbonation.

This is pretty solid, but I don't think the base beer is strong enough on it's own.
Apr 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by vfgccp from New York

Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by Jpb123 from Iowa

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by icemanls4 from Switzerland

Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by sd123 from Georgia

Feb 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by Pooles26 from Connecticut

Feb 08, 2018
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Reviewed by JordonHoltzman from New York

4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the 750ml bottle into an IPA glass because why not. Had this fresh at the brewery, but held onto this dessert stout for too long and am enjoying it around 8 months later.
Deep black color with a tan head that lingers, and leaves marks of lacing around the glass.
Aroma is super rich of chocolate and caramel, slight roasted notes and some alcohol, and a hint of coconut which I remember being a bit more present when I had this fresh.
I think This is the richest beer I've ever tasted. The salted caramel flavor jumps out. Chocolate ice cream Sundae with gobs of salted caramel poured on top. Honeycomb too. Just incredibly decedent, never had a beer that packed adjuncts in so well and powerfully.
Only knock on it is, after some age the sweetness might cross the threshold as I drink, and I feel like my teeth are coated in sugar, much like after having a decedent chocolate caramel cake.
Overall it's an extreme beer, that hides the alcohol very well on the palate despite showing some heat on the nose.
Nov 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Nov 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by Samact from Vermont

Jul 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by kidzord from Illinois

Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by cyrushire from Florida

Jun 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by JFresh21 from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
That's the Ticket (2018): rating 4.65
I had this beer at a festival and expected it to suck like the Golden Ticket version from a couple years back. It did not suck, actually it was amazing. Nice thickness, the lightly salted finish made me want to go back for more. I went back and got another pour, still great.


Golden Ticket: rating 3.5

This beer is simply too sweet. I split a bottle and after a few ounces, I did not want anymore. Flavors are solid, but it tastes like you brewed a stout and then squeezed a bunch of liquid caramel in it. Would not drink again.
Jun 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by Kurmaraja from California

Jun 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

May 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.82 by bubseymour from Maryland

May 16, 2017
That's The Ticket from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 61 ratings