Wooden Cask Brewing Company

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Wooden Cask Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #40
Ranked #16,817
3.89 | pDev: 4.11%
Mar 13, 2023
Nov 23, 2016
Very Good
Notes: Chocolate with a hint of roasted grain, this dark brown beer has a long-lasting head. A hint of dark fruit and low carbonation means this beer glides across your tongue.
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Picked up a can of this currently clocking in at 8% color is a fairly deep dark black I do get some opaque red tones at the base. Head is pretty nice I had a quarter inch that fades to a nice sticky ring mocha tint. Smells kind of chalky a bit dry dark chocolate mostly slight hints of coffee taste is very clean I expected more of a boozy punch especially for 8%. Very reminiscent of Guinness for an extra Stout if anything a little less sweet which might improve drinkability. Body as stated medium chewy slightly dry but well balanced.

Overall these guys knock it out of the park every time and the three beers that I picked up from them in Ohio were worth every penny. Recommended!
Mar 13, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can, poured into a stout glass at ~40 degrees F and allowed to warm during consumption.

L: Pours your standard stout inky black, and forms a massive amount of frothy tan head with great retention.

S: The nose is blackened grain and mild chocolate.

T: Almost spot on the nose. This drinks as a base of charred, blackened hulled grains. Some faint and mild chocolate notes waft by as well. As it warms, some faint Arabica coffee notes emerge, with a vague hint of anise. This drinks significantly less dry than your typical Irish stout, so the Scottish descriptor seems warranted.

F: Thick, full, and creamy, with a lively prickle on the tongue.

O: Not a bad foreign export stout.
Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Look - Really nice black body with a lasting tan head and sticky lacing
Smell - Roasty Malty
Taste - Dark Chocolate sweet and roasty malts. Almost has that Scottish Ale taste, hince the sweetness
Feel - medium body with a medium carb
OVerall - interesting beer. Never had a scottish stout prior.
Apr 19, 2021
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Reviewed by keith_katt from Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
To be honest, I haven't been drinking beer very long and this one is my favorite. Smell is definitely malty with chocolate and hints of caramel. Pouring from the bottle into a pint glass, it has a thin, tan head that doesn't last very long. The color is dark brown like your favorite cola, nearly black with no light coming through. Then we get to the good part. I am a dark coffee drinker and dark chocolate eater and this beer is right up my alley. It tastes malty with a little bit of bitterness. It is so smooth with coffee and chocolate at the end. I find it medium bodied with a long-lingering after taste that leaves you wanting some more. The only thing that is better than cracking open a bottle of this is sitting in their tap room in Newport Kentucky, drinking it on tap. Makes me ready for a road trip.
Nov 16, 2020
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours dark brown from 12oz bottle with a very thin tan head that is gone in moments. Aroma is light roasted malt and earthy. Taste follows smell, with malty and dark fruit and coffee notes. Feel is very Scottish Ale though the coffee part is a very stout-like reminder. Overall it's an enjoyable Scotch Ale/Stout hybrid and I'm glad one came my way.
Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by DudMan from New Jersey

Jun 16, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by prototypic from Ohio

Apr 04, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Jul 30, 2019
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle, no dating that I noticed on it. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. I like the aroma, the brew smells like roasted and bready/grainy malt, dark chocolate, coffee and some blackberry. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some caramel and earthy flavors too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick, smooth and easy to drink with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good overall brew, forget how much the single of this was but I'm glad I bought it!
Jul 05, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by lfeinauer from Kentucky

Sep 11, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by cwd from Kentucky

Jul 23, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black in color and is topped with a skim of tan head that leaves not much in the way of lacing.

I smell roasted malt and ripe, dark fruit.

The taste is chocolate with hints of coffee especially after it warms a bit.

Full mouthfeel

This is enjoyable beer. This is not a style of stout that I dabble in much and found it to be a welcome change of pace.
Jan 09, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by TheBen5 from Alabama

Nov 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Dewsby from Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L) It pours like a silky espresso, although with minimal head and retention.

S) Biscuit, coffee, and dark chocolate. Nothing too complex, just a nice, well-rounded British stout.

T) Everything in the nose is on the palate, as well as a nice minerality that kind of takes the edge off of the black malt bitterness.

F) It has a very wet, drinkable mouth-feel, with medium carbonation.

O) Very pleasant. Easy to get through 3-4 pints.
Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 4 by cwkash from Kentucky

Jul 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice Scottish Stout pours a
dark mahogany blackish brown with cola high lights and a modest head
of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring. Nose of dark roasted malts,
some peat malts, and that familiar Barley's yeast. Flavors lightly exceed the
nose with light peat smoked malts and a good dose of dark roasted malts
and lightly breaded yeast notes that mingle with light cola and chocolate notes
with earthy malts. Nice mouth feel; medium body, low carbonation, and a sweet
caramel and toffee finish again with that Barley's style yeast strain.

Overall, a decent little stout.

May 15, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Nov 23, 2016
Reformation from Wooden Cask Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 20 ratings