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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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95
world-class

3,118 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,118
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 169
Gots: 272 | 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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hayesjw

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-10-2014 21:45:26 | More by hayesjw
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javablaine

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-10-2014 02:03:15 | More by javablaine
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-09-2014 16:18:43 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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JediFarmer1913

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-09-2014 04:18:22 | More by JediFarmer1913
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-09-2014 00:28:45 | More by BeerNoobNC
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-08-2014 22:40:45 | More by Karibourgeois
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Limanti

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-08-2014 17:52:44 | More by Limanti
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-08-2014 15:29:48 | More by Yellolab2010
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RegalBeagle

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-08-2014 12:39:34 | More by RegalBeagle
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FrankHashimoto

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-08-2014 00:28:55 | More by FrankHashimoto
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-07-2014 13:15:12 | More by mkirkland80
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-07-2014 07:56:49 | More by Fcip78
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-07-2014 01:55:19 | More by threedaggers
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EF4

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-07-2014 00:43:13 | More by EF4
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ATabs

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-06-2014 17:11:00 | More by ATabs
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Gfunk

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-06-2014 15:23:51 | More by Gfunk
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Ejayz

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

03-06-2014 04:32:13 | More by Ejayz
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paresis

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-06-2014 01:34:22 | More by paresis
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donbet69

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2014 01:10:08 | More by donbet69
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-05-2014 23:54:01 | More by dougbassett
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-05-2014 12:53:25 | More by DerekQXQX
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nassstnate

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-05-2014 01:34:32 | More by nassstnate
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Dag48

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-04-2014 23:06:35 | More by Dag48
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mlhyatt

Georgia

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date was 12/27/13 poured on 3/3/2014

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

A- an almost opaque darl brown. Not much head but what is there is an off white lace that covers the top of the beer.

S- bitter roast with some charred notes. There is a sweet malt that resides very faintly behind the roast. There are also some bready notes in there. The smell is very addictive.

T- a thick bread taste overwhelms the palate at first. But then the roast takes over as the beer goes down. Very unexpected sweetness that i can't describe really well. Its like there is syrup mixed in with the bread. Very nuce touch. The finish is bitter that rests on your tongue for a good while

M- the carbonation has a bite to it while swirling around in the mouth. Goes down super smooth after that though.

O- i was not expecting this beer to beat out double jack but everytjing about this is good. Haven't had very many rye ipa but i will definitely have to try more of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 03:26:57 | More by mlhyatt
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Copernicus

California

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
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,118 ratings.