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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,331 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,331
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 182
Gots: 354 | 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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-11-2013 00:50:31 | More by WVbeergeek
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zaptone

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-11-2013 00:29:01 | More by zaptone
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-10-2013 16:43:55 | More by jbaker67
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Acropora

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-10-2013 10:22:11 | More by Acropora
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thegrimone

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-10-2013 09:46:22 | More by thegrimone
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-10-2013 04:54:17 | More by yancot
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-09-2013 15:46:11 | More by MJSawyer
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archero

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-09-2013 15:35:57 | More by archero
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TrojanRB

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-09-2013 07:07:33 | More by TrojanRB
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StevenLaValley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-09-2013 01:59:36 | More by StevenLaValley
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CMack71968

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-08-2013 19:32:53 | More by CMack71968
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-08-2013 17:16:32 | More by Benesi88
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bccocx

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-08-2013 15:55:42 | More by bccocx
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morrowd3

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-08-2013 03:07:01 | More by morrowd3
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beagle826

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-08-2013 00:32:32 | More by beagle826
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BPJH

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-07-2013 19:22:18 | More by BPJH
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-07-2013 17:23:40 | More by jscheuf
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Brenden

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%

This beer is almost black, but it isn't quite as some shades of dark brown sneak in where it thins out at the edges of the glass, though barely. It looks big but not too thick, seeming in the look to take on the characteristics of both IPA and porter or stout. A big, frothy head resides on top at about two fingers to begin with, falling slowly and keeping good form the entire way through. Eventually it's a heavy, thick pillow that could easily hold up a coin that maintains nearly a solid finger's height. It leaves deposits of chunky lace in plenty.
Hops and malts play off each other well all the way through, sitting together and letting the nose and the tongue try to distinguish each element without separating any. Big, juicy citrus bitterness offers itself up with lots of resinous pine, zest and pith with a lot of raw leaf. It's rugged but refined in its bitterness. It plays out against a big roasty note, lots of char with even a little bit of charcoal to it, but no real harshness. Some of the notes that typically accompany a nice, roasty malt-forward brew are easily detectable: namely coffee grounds, some woods (slightly ashy, but not too much), and, in this beer's case, a little toast as well. As the bitterness continues to play, it takes on a bit more bittersweet, juicy fruit blend as more citrus comes out on the tongue. The finish offers up a long-lingering mingling of pithy bitterness and roast.
The feel also plays out the IPA and porter/stout integration very well. It tends toward dry but with a brighter edge to it, a little juiciness getting the tongue working against what might otherwise be an ashy sort of feel. The body is medium, finding the place where it should be. Carbonation is moderate and remains steady throughout, fading ever so slightly but not losing the crispness and doing pretty well in keeping smooth until a little dryness pulls out the finish.
I understand the love for this beer; it's the most complete and deepest version of the style I've had to date.

11-07-2013 14:26:44 | More by Brenden
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Ginepiece

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-07-2013 02:12:59 | More by Ginepiece
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ChadSabin

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-06-2013 18:08:11 | More by ChadSabin
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emergency_beef

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-06-2013 03:34:55 | More by emergency_beef
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dllman25

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-06-2013 01:41:43 | More by dllman25
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HawkeyeJosh

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-05-2013 21:14:20 | More by HawkeyeJosh
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MVP09

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.6%

11-05-2013 16:20:51 | More by MVP09
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lehueve

Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-04-2013 19:17:33 | More by lehueve
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,331 ratings.