1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Wookey JackWookey Jack

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

3,742 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,742
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 219
Gots: 501 | FT: 12
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)
View: Beers (79) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Wookey Jack Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,742 | Reviews: 559 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of largefarva
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of abuono
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Never been a huge fan of black IPAs. However, the rye definitely smooths out the astringency of the dark malt in wookey and makes this a *gasp* refreshing *gasp* beer. Would even pop one on a hot summer day. Two thumbs upwards.
- had on tap at Big Sur Taphouse in Big Sur, CA

Photo of jayp82
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of EzraAtom
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MVP09
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of BibsBrewing
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of TastefulNudity
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of KJabo
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Sudsday
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Duane_Opfer
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottled poured into an IPA glass. Bottled 5/28. Drank 9/8.

A - Brown, approaching black. 1 finger head. Fades quickly. Billowy foam.

S - Molasses, coconut, and applewood bacon... is that even possible?

T - Hints of mango, bitter espresso, anise, and pineapple. Bitter espresso/grapefruit rind finish.

M - Full bodied with low carbonation. Better cold, because as it warmed, it took on more of a syrupy complexion.

O - Although not generally a fan of this style of beer, I can appreciate the tastes and complexities of this beer. Recommend you try...

Photo of lakeylake
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of GapingMcNulty
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DinnerTheaterBrew
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Austin_M
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of VictoriaAnne
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of gordo7
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of uvachief
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Dark almost black color from a draft pour. 3 fingers of head. Dissipated quickly. Strong hop aroma. Mild and balanced in the mouth. Loads of roasted malts, citrus, some rye definitely. Little bitterness but hidden. Very complex and well done. Very different. If you like ipa and stout, this tastes like a good marriage of both.

Photo of Tenor
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Huge head, excellent hops with the rye, also noticing come coffee and chocolate.

Warms nicely in a snifter....lots of lacing.

Black with red highlights.

My favorite dark IPA so far.

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.96/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my most favorite black ipas. So smooth.

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.

Photo of glitchedmind
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Rick760Sd
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of MightyDog
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of hoptitsbrews
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JorSince88
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,742 ratings.