Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.14/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled on 2/2/14
Pours near black with ruby highlights. and a 2 1/2 finger tannish head. that leaves copious lacing.
Aroma of coffee and milk chocolate with dried fruit, ripe citrus and peppery rye.
Coffee more than chocolate in the taste . The roast is more apparent here as well, it's rather smokey. Sweet roast malt and tart citric hops.
Medium to medium full in body. Syrupy and moderately crisp. Slightly warming and somewhat drying.
Another excellent offering from FW. Rich and creamy. Full of flavor and aroma.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 05:22:21 | More by obywan59
5/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One day I walked into a pub, hankering for a burger, to go. The hostess took my order and told me I could have a seat at the bar while I waited, so I did. The bartender asked "What'll ya have?" and I said, I'd like a beer that's "Chewy". (I refer to my stouts, porters & other full-bodied brews as "beer that drinks like a meal"!). She said "Oh! You want the Wookey!" I said "Um....Sure!". (I didn't make the "Star Wars" connection until much later... it was pure coincidence that she perceived what I said, that way.)
She came back with a brandy snifter, filled with an opaque black liquid, topped with a thin brown head, poured off the tap, with an aroma of coffee and hops. Somehow, I knew this was going to be special.
And it was! Love at first sip! I'm no poet, but the rich flavor was it for me. By the time I got to the bottom of the glass, I knew I had been ruined for all other beers! I had a second, which gave me the perfect buzz, while I ate my burger at the bar!
Other than Heddy Topper, which I've the privelege of getting my hands on, occasionally, Wookey Jack is, to me, the best beer in the world. I'll keep searching and I've got a long journey ahead, but my Chewy beer has set the bar high, for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 23:51:47 | More by rratrarw
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,120 ratings.