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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,435 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,435
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 199
Gots: 389 | FT: 9
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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Photo of Budinetz
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a Teku glass. Bottled on 5/15/14 stamped on the label.

Pours an opaque black color, about 50-60 SRM with a khaki colored head that dissipates slowly. Visible lacing all around the glass as it is consumed with a constant ring around the glass just at the surface of the beer.

Smells of roasted malt, sweet caramel, rich hop oils, and grass.

Tastes sweet upon first sip with a nice chocolatey middle and a dry roasted malt finish with a pleasant bitterness from the hop content.

Very slick on the tongue with a slight prickliness that leaves the mouth yearning for another sip. Leaves the mouth feeling dry upon swallowing but definitely compliments the palate.

One of the best ABA styles I have had the pleasure of consuming. Quite drinkable despite the 8.3% abv and very easy on the palate. Would definitely seek this one out.


Budinetz, Sep 13, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

jdg204, Tuesday at 04:38 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

n2pux, Sunday at 02:54 AM
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

September 26, 2014

22 oz bottle, tulip

A – Pours dark brown to black, with excellent clarity, dark tan foam on top. About an inch of medium-thick head, slowly fading to a nice thin layer of foam on top. Despite the color, has a somewhat light visual impression.

S – A lot of elements of a porter, a dark, sweet maltiness with hints of toffee and chocolate. A ton of hops follow, with some grassy, citrus aromas.

T – If I hadn’t seen it, would probably peg this is a straight higher-alcohol APA or American IPA. The dark malts add some of their own bitterness, but some thicker malty carbonation aids in the balance. Again, some toffee and maybe vanilla from the malt, citrus and a touch of tropical from the hops, slight alcohol warmth.

M – Despite a ton of hoppiness, this is pretty full-bodied on the front, and has a sudsy thickness. Bitterness moves to the front and lingers on the palate.

O – Black IPA has a lot of room for interpretation, and I feel like this is a solid example of the style. Malty, fruity, bitter, and complex. Very enjoyable.

infinitebruner, Saturday at 02:43 AM
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

Dogstickfetch, Friday at 09:44 PM
Photo of delta490
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a near-black, with just a hint of brown showing where light manages to get through. A big creamy tan head hangs on a long time, eventually settling down in to a nice disk, leaving tight soapy lacing. The aroma is lighter, with light roasted malt and pine hops. The taste, though, kicks it into a higher gear with roasted malt, burnt sugar, and floral and fruit hops adding to the pine. The body is nice and smooth, with just a little bite from the hops on the finish. A great black ale.

delta490, Friday at 09:12 PM
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.65/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +8.2%

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1.04/5  rDev -75.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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