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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,959 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,959
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 264
Gots: 617 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

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Ratings: 3,959 | Reviews: 596
Photo of ShepardCommander
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Brilliant deep dark brown, 1” lacy tan cap,
S: piney, resiny hops over some roast with traces of dark dried fruit
T: Fills the mouth with a roast and prune seasoned mousse with a light dark sugar sweetness, grains and grain spice culminating in a dry, bitter finish. The bitterness vascilates through clean hop, black coffee to dark chocolate. The flavors are roast but not excessively burnt. More fruit emerges as the beer warms.
M: Creamy, medium full body, very fine, soft medium carbonation. Traces of rye body and a slight slickness.
O: A very drinkable American Black Ale.

Photo of keithv70
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is my all time favorite. Great taste with the hops and rye. Simply exceptional.

Photo of DOCRW
4.99/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely frigging amazing!!!! I'm so impressed by this one.

Photo of Spyderglx
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BobsledTM
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of claybob43
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bpkrippner
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boccu
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great black ipa. Full flavor.

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 6.49/bomber from Craft Shack
Bottled on 2/5/15 at 45 degrees into tulip
Aroma some fruitiness
Head large (5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, slowly diminishing to frothy ring varying from 3 mm to 22 mm and partial layer
Lacing – large chunks from recession of initial head, additional lacing spotty
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor slightly spicey, some roasted malt, some fruitiness; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.25

Photo of Bp123
3.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NateSharpless
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ericfine50
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great smell. Taste lingers on the tongue. A very nice drinker.

Photo of Shawner
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drifter1
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sad_Larry
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thornburyslasher
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of takusan1000
4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A good-looking design on a great-tasting beer. Beer is dark, with only some light browness coming through the sides when held up to the light. A nice finger of head dissipates slowly to leave a permanent tan lacing. Smell is great and prominent, of PNW hops--magnum, chinook, and/or cascade.

The taste is phenomenal. Definitely an IPA, but one with lots more body and depth than normal. A nutty caramel sweetness is the initial taste, and is quickly overtaken by the less subtle twang of grapefruity, herbal, and piney hops. Roasted rye underneath throughout. A taste explosion. The bittersweet aftertaste is almost as good as drinking the beer itself. Mouthfeel is moderately heavy body, good carbonation that helps the beer aerate nicely in the mouth.

An excellent beer, and a nice treat for a Friday night.

Photo of HaightAshbury
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shoney_35
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of np_wizard
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bone53
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all let me thank House of 1000 Beers for allowing me to get my hands on beers that i would otherwise not be able to find in Southwest PA. This is the first one in my mix six, here we go..

Appearance: Brown pour with a ruby tent when put up to the light. An aggressive pour resulted in a huge tan head

Smell: First thing i notice is spicy, citrus hop notes, but underneath that is slight roasted malts and smoke

Taste: I get a blast of hops upfront then mid palate is a slight smoky and roasted malt character, but the hops is dominant. Almost a leathery quality in the finish as well. The aftertaste linger for a while

Mouthfeel: Medium body; Goes down smooth, prickly carbonation, and moderate bitterness on the finish

Overall: This is the second FW beer iv had, the first being Union Jack, both being around 8 months since bottling. Of course the hops in union Jack had already fallen off and ended up with a malty mess, but i thought Wookey would hold up a little better. I suppose the hops in here fell off too and was left with a semi hoppy black ipa. As it warms i get little hints of what i imagine it is like fresh. I like how the flavors linger on the pallet for a while. As is, i enjoyed Lagunitas NightTime much more than this. Ill seek out a not so hoppy FW beer next time since i can't get their beers fresh.

Photo of the_benskii
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,959 ratings.