Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
4.16/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottle date: 11/9/12
Poured into a balloon glass. Dark brown in color, topped by a rich and thick tan colored head. Clarity from what I can tell is decent, though the beer sits too dark in the glass for this to really matter. The head sticks around for a long time and definitely clings to the glass.
Aroma is filled with prominent American hops. It's abundantly piney and a touch citrusy as well. A small hint of alcohol, with some darker malt undertones. Really big and bold aroma, and this is exactly what one would want from this style. Close your eyes, and you would be hard pressed to tell that this is a darker beer.
Intensely bitter, with some roasted malt flavor. Rye spiciness is there, and not over the top. Alcohol is really present and this beer finishes like an Irish whiskey on the exhale, minus the burn. Very odd, and I am thinking that the high portion of rye malt probably carries those whiskey-ish notes. Doesn't taste very similar to the aroma though, which is disappointing since I was hoping it would match the amazing aroma.
Excellent, perfect carbonation. Full-bodied. Sticky, resinous hops. Smooth, no burn. Pretty fricking good...
Oh, man I wish that this beer was a little cleaned up in the flavor. The rye gives it a spiciness, the hops are packed in there and very dank. Really liked this beer and would put this at #2 for American Black Ale's for me.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2013 09:41:06 | More by MusicaleMike
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3.89/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured dark brown-copper-black with thick tan head that retains. and leaves nice lacing.
Nice citrus hops with pine. Rye malt, roast.
Taste: Nice rye crispness with a roasty back bone. Lots of bitter, resiny hops that stay in throat.
Mouth: Dry and astringent. A stout-like slickness.
Overall: Nice beer with good balance and complexity. Its a bit astringent and has more roast than I like for style.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 01:10:56 | More by MrBoz21
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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