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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,195 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,195
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 175
Gots: 303 | FT: 8
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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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours like a lovely French roast coffee with a white sand head with big rocky bubbles. This beer is opaque and has velvet midnight black in the glass with an ever so slight hint of brown to suggest very dark chocolate, though there are some light carbonation bubbles working their ways up the sides. Lacing is thin but sticky and gorgeous like a complicated root system splaying out beneath a lovely fat ring of soil that surrounds the glass. The beer smells dank and tremendously fruity with fat mango, orange, pineapple and even some slight pine. This is the best fruity smell I can remember getting from any beer in a long time; it’s like a fruit salad in the hops aroma and I am absolutely digging it. Further whiffs suggest the tantalizing roasted coffee malts and dark chocolate below the hops. All the smells come together to overall remind me of a fruit salad lathered in dark chocolate and coffee. The smell alone has me salivating for this beer and upping my expectations tremendously. The beer’s taste loses a lot of that fruit and coffee, but that is not an entirely bad thing. Mango hops are still the dominant flavor for me with some nice side character fruit hops. The dark malts are very sideshow in the flavor, appearing mainly in the middle to provide some lovely creamy roasted flavoring before being flushed away by bitter, less-ripe fruit in the back and aftertaste. A ghost of the roasted chocolate flavor does dance on the fringes, in between the undulations of the fruit hops, but it is quite light. The rye spice is also a ghost in this taste, only slightly suggesting itself as the beer moves over the tongue and lingering a little to meld a spicy burn with the bitter burn. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp and almost a touch watery. I kind of want a thicker beer too help bring more of the roasted malt flavor. The mouth is left with a good glaze of saliva and a fizzy, bitter-bitten tongue that is ready for more, if only in moderation. This beer is in between a sipper and a chugger, but I would suggest a more leisurely sip personally. Alcohol is hidden wonderfully for its 8%, with only the suggestion of a bite and burn hidden beneath the bitters. Overall this is a very nice example of the black ale style. Personally, I would love to see a little more malt action in a black ale, but this is very nice more IPA-based black. I also would have loved to see more rye action in this beer, but again the beer worked very well for what the brewer was going for. The smell of this beer is one of the best I have ever smelled, and has me dreaming of big hops and malts. This beer is definitely worthy of a sip and is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 23:57:57 | More by Maxwell
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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,195 ratings.