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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,656 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,656
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 212
Gots: 468 | FT: 13
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

abrodsky, Today at 03:47 AM
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Afroman, Thursday at 04:30 PM
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3.88/5  rDev -8.7%

Stebow1289, Thursday at 06:13 AM
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

cmozz, Thursday at 05:08 AM
Photo of MisterGone
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

22 into a simple pint. Black with coppery tones and a tan head. Aroma gives the spiciness with a little hop and malt for backing. The flavor is a bigger version of the aroma. The spiciness of the rye gets in first, followed by some of the hop profiles that are less easy for me to peg down (can't claim citrus or pine as dominant, definitely not floral in my bottle) - perhaps rye interference? Maltiness in the back gives it a balance for these medium-to-big flavors. Alcohol at the finish is subdued, which I did not expect in an 8. A solid Black IPA effort, well balanced for the genre.

MisterGone, Wednesday at 10:44 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

gopens44, Wednesday at 03:20 PM
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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%

CraigTravor, Wednesday at 06:03 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Fremont897, Wednesday at 05:06 AM
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3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CTFalcon, Wednesday at 02:03 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

cdub0619, Tuesday at 10:56 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

kmoen, Tuesday at 04:57 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

EDubLovesBeer, Monday at 10:37 PM
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

KRG, Monday at 08:24 PM
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2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

aakerman, Monday at 03:24 PM
Photo of Catracho5
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Serving type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a belgian style tulip glass.

Aroma: A very nice, mellow citrusy hop aromas on the nose.

Appearance: This looks beautiful, looks like a stout or porter, black with a brown head.

Taste: Not a big citrusy hop flavor up front, pretty mellow, a light roasted dry character on the back end, not getting a lot of alcohol, very smooth, very drinkable for an 8% ABV beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, light feeling but not thin.

Overall: This is easier drinking than I thought it would be, I was expecting something like Union Jack, that I think is hoppier and has more bitterness. This is very smooth, a nice citrusy bitterness up front, a little roasted character on the back end, but surprisingly very drinkable. I think I need to try more black ales IPAs to get a better understanding of where this fits in the style, definitely worth drinking again and worth trying.

Catracho5, Monday at 03:01 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Dcrussell, Monday at 01:56 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

Gkruszewski, Sunday at 10:21 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Yet another Firestone masterpiece. Never had a rye IPA this good (and I have had some really amazing ones). Never had a black IPA this good either. This beer is the best of both worlds. Good job Firestone, yet another reason you are my favorite brewing company!

jmeezy, Sunday at 09:32 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Cih26d, Sunday at 09:25 PM
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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,656 ratings.