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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 2861
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%


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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goosewhisperer

Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a-dark black, light only comes through when the beer is being poured. Lot's of lacing lines the glass after the head dissipates.

s-not like it looks at all. The citra and the ammarillos really are big in the nose. The rye comes out here too, but take a backseat to the hops.

t-the hops come through first, and are followed by the malts and the rye. There is a slight pumpernickel here, and the wookey dust is sitting in the background. The beer is well balanced and a good combination of the hops and malts. There is a good bitter finish that is not too strong for the style.

m-good carbonation that fits the beer. On the lighter side of medium bodied.

o-great addition to the FW line up. This beers really does it for me, and will be a regular in the FW rotation. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 03:00:21 | More by goosewhisperer
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a pint glass

A: black pour with lots of head. Good retention and lacing . Head is white/ brown.

S: slight burnt notes, lots of citrus hops though in addition. Earthy tones also. Sweet fragrant hops not dank

T: like it a lot. Hops up front. Certainly an IPA with plenty of flavor. Complex though with burnt char slight acrid taste. Lots of fruity overtones also. Slight chocolate and molasses.

M: full slight chewy tone. A good amount of carbonation. Not stout like at all. Again it's an IPA thru and thru.

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Serving- bottle into a tumbler

Appearance- wonderful rich, ebony with a slight ruby around the edge. Finger and a half of a tan head.

Nose- A very wonderful aroma of dark hops. Not fruity but more piney, spicy and perhaps grassy.

Mouthfeel- Medium with a smooth finish.

Taste- Extremely well balanced. I anticipated a flavor much more lopsided toward the hops, but this beer showcases all that is good with a Cascadian Dark Ale; sturdy malt backbone on which the hops ride and showcase their beauty. It is bitter but not so overpowering you don't get good notes of dark malt, too. Dry and not too sweet. Dark, piney hops.

Overall- Really perfect for a CDA. I mean, I don't really have any faults with this beer. You can tell it is made of good stuff and it isn't so lopsided with either the malt/alcohol or hop bitterness. I could see anyone who enjoys bitter beers but isn't a total hophead convert to like this treat.

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This pours a thick brown that is practically black except when examined under a penetrating light That will only reveal the true color but is still impenetrable. The head is alight tan that is thick and leaves a very full lacing down the glass.

The nose is a spicy malt wit the hops being nicely dominant and pleasantly balanced with the smokiness, chocolate and coffee notes that result from the rich malt.

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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