Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Copernicus:
4.1/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a boding jet black. Opaque. Only sign of light within bears the crimson glow of a fading forge. The head is tan to light brown. Full, like root beer. It clocked in around 3-4 fingers and retained for a while, leaving spotty constellations of lace upon its descent.
S: I've never smelled a beer like it. The hop aroma is basic boilerplate: piney, resiny, woodsy. Yet, its contrast with such a potent, merciless black malt is autopoietic. Tons of mild roast on the nose. Spicy, like old world bread with molasses.
T: The front drinks like an IPA, all piney, resiny hops. The middle displays a solid roasted and black malt structure but then gives way to a prominent spiciness. No doubt from the rye. The finish leaves you with a tenacious bitterness that lingers for some time. Chocolate begins to emerge as it warms.
M: Not as velvety as you would expect. The carbonation is playful , and there's no sign of alcohol.
O: A good beer, but confusing. It seems to fall a bit short of what the concept and appearance promises. Very drinkable though!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 22:08:19 | More by Copernicus
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