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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,913 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,913
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 260
Gots: 579 | FT: 15
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:
Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass from bomber.

A-Overly heady when poured, several fingers of thick suds and large lace. Very dark with hint of amber around the edges when held up to the sun.

S-Piney, citrus, great hop aroma with a hint of roastiness.

T-More of the roastiness here with less of the fruit and some spiciness. Still some piney, green character as well.

M-Really nice. Fairly carbonated for a black ale (comparing to more traditional, less carbonated styles), medium body and drinks well for a "bigger guy."

O-I'm still new to rating the darker stuff and am more comfortable with my impressions of "regular" IPAs. However, I definitely enjoy this one and Firestone Walker never seems to let me down. Nice green hop aroma and taste balanced by some roast and spiciness from the malt.

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4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- jet black. With a light tan white head, doesn't last too long

S- I'm surprised by the amount of tropical fruits I'm getting, nice west coast IPA with a kick, great earthy notes and roasted malts, also spiciness from the rye.

T- wow this is great, I'm getting everything that I got in the nose, big tropical hops up front hit the palate first followed by a little roasted malt and spicy rye in the finish but then leaves a bitter hop aftertaste.

M- dry, medium body, smooth and easy to drink, nice amount of carbonation

O- overall I didn't know what to expect from this, I didn't look up any reviews before I cracked it open and it blow me away, great black IPA, very complex brew and I love what they did with the rye also, I'm picking up different flavors every sip, overall they nailed it.

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3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- About 1 head of mocha foam. Not much retention, and not much lacing. Looks black, but you can see a chestnut hue in the light.

S- Agressive piney hops that attack your sinuses. A light citrus background and you can smell a light amount of earthly dark malt.

T-Not as aggressive as the nose. Initial smooth piney taste that ends with hoppy bitterness and bitter dark coffee malt taste after it all goes down.

M- Night and light with moderate carbonation. An easy drinker.

O- I'm not the biggest fan of the style, but this was quite excellent. I usually feel that the abundant amount of hops and dark malt don't go well, but this is the contrary. The hops and malt compliment each other to make a very drinkable beer. However, I feel like it's lacking some complexity.

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,913 ratings.