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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,116 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,116
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 169
Gots: 271 | FT: 10
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012)
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Celtics17

California

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer tastes nothing how it looks. It pours a solid black, just like a stout. The smell was one of the best for me personally. The fruit notes were strong with this one. The taste was hard to wrap my mind around. I was searching for the rye, but couldn't find it with the first few sips. A few more sips brought out the rye, as the beer warmed up a bit. I got a nice smokey feel to this beer. Overall another great beer from Firestone.

The citrus dies down, and more of the roasted caramel, with rye shine through.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 08:28:03 | More by Celtics17
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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.

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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.

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A: Stout black, obsidian colored brew wearing a two finger frothy tan head with decent retention. Completely opaque, appearing to have a thick body – carbonation looks fine and light – lacing is moderate. Very interesting.

S: Rich rye aroma, caramel, dry leaves, orange peel, light citrus, notes of pumpkin, very grainy. Pumpernickel, little bit of clove and mellow banana, moist earth, pine, some presence of chocolate malt. Nutty sweetness clashes with a zesty hop character. Ever so smoky.

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,116 ratings.