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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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world-class

3,335 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,335
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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MikeyA

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-09-2013 22:19:32 | More by MikeyA
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%

A- Poured from a 22oz bomber bottle into a Speigelau IPA glass. A super dark brown/near black color with a thick 2 finger tan head. Great retention. One of the damn finest beers my eyes have seen

S- Pine hops, dank hoppy resins, touch of tabacco leaf, with some citrus, and a caramel malt presence.

T- Very smooth. Not a huge hop presence as expected, but maybe due to the age. If so, it ages just fine. Taste follows nose, but with a flavorful cross of pale and dark caramel malts that blends well with the earthy tone. Hops come back in the finish with the bitterness, accompanied by touch of rye spice.

M- Love the feel of this one. So creamy. Mid to full body. Smooth with lil to no alcohol detected.

O- Nothing wrong with this effort from FW. Quite an anticipation built up and i wasn't let down. Not sure what wookey dust is, but i seem to like it.

Bottled on 1/10/13
Consumed on 5/7/13

$7 for bomber bottle

05-09-2013 21:47:32 | More by Bosoxfan20
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-09-2013 18:23:30 | More by SMITHAND
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caguiar

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-09-2013 15:49:04 | More by caguiar
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ItalianHopHead203

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-09-2013 14:32:40 | More by ItalianHopHead203
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-09-2013 06:05:11 | More by beernads
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -12%

05-09-2013 03:36:04 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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aliving1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-09-2013 01:13:49 | More by aliving1
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-09-2013 00:31:24 | More by Rogorama
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frogfan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-08-2013 21:57:31 | More by frogfan
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-08-2013 20:37:30 | More by HopBrain
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-08-2013 19:50:42 | More by BeerMeBrah
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cwreay90

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-08-2013 19:13:27 | More by cwreay90
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -47.2%

05-08-2013 18:20:46 | More by cofeeguru
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-08-2013 14:51:24 | More by dwagner003
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GoBlue12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-08-2013 14:36:48 | More by GoBlue12
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-08-2013 13:40:28 | More by ncstateplaya
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-08-2013 11:35:50 | More by vrbulldog22
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littlebeer

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-08-2013 08:09:59 | More by littlebeer
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Rick778

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-08-2013 04:02:46 | More by Rick778
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dar482

New York

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%

The bottle is of decent age, brewed at 3/4/13, written on the bottom left of the label.

A light tan one finger head, almost like a milk stout. The color is pitch black with a bit of brown coming through at the edges as the head recedes quickly.

The aroma is of big grapefruit with pine, malted sweetness and rye, and citrus. Certaintly smells like an IPA. As it warms up, it’s more orange and fresh fruit.

The flavor is surprising. It has a big grapefruit bitterness like Double Jack and also juicy orange and citrus. Then with a smooth clean malt that comes behind it, which then leaves a grapefruit peel finish along with an orange candy sweetness. It leaves your mouth watering because it’s so quite dry and strong.

The malt profile instead of crystal malt like Double IPAs has more of this breadiness and caramel behind it instead of rounded stickiness. There’s also a rye spice in there like Hop Rod Rye. Quite prominent actually in the later part of the beer.

As this beer warms up, the roasted malt notes slowly come through along with the rye.

Quite a complex beer, but not too far from a Double IPA. I’ve only had this with Sublimely Self Righteous, which I really did not like at all. This on the other hand is a really complex and delicious. For a rye beer, I think I like Hop Rod Rye more, but just slightly. This really is an impressive beer. Not shockingly different enough from a Double IPA for me to really go crazy for it about the style however.

05-08-2013 03:56:13 | More by dar482
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%

Drank from a 1 pint, 6 fl oz (650ml) bottle
Bottled on: 02/18/13
Served in a pint glass

Dark mahogany appearance. The liquid was topped by a tight, creamy, two-finger, beige colored crown that slowly receded to a resilient cap of foam. Thick patches of lacing stuck along glass. As the liquid fell, the patches transformed into a curtain of froth.

While this beer is listed as an American black ale, the aroma was dominated by IPA-like characteristics. Quite hoppy with strong citrus notes. Orange peel was apparent. Slightly sweet. Somewhat piney. A touch of chocolate and roasted malts were noticeable in the background. Hints of a dry, powdery yeastiness came through as well.

The flavor profile was quite similar to nose. Very hoppy and crisp. Lots of citrus. Hefty dose of orange peel. Touch of sweetness. Pine notes came through strong on the back end. The finish was crisp, dry and bitter with intense, lingering notes of pine resin. Although the beer looked dark and malty, I picked up no indication of any roasted or chocolate malts.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied than anticipated. Smooth, creamy and soft on the palate with a crisp, bubbly, medium effervescence.

This American black ale leans much more in the direction of an IPA than a dark ale of any type. While it lacked some complexity, it was flavorful and quite drinkable. All in all, a respectable offering from Firestone Walker.

05-08-2013 02:14:53 | More by Damian
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-07-2013 23:56:59 | More by cadaugherty
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-07-2013 23:23:12 | More by josephwa
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dalepryor

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-07-2013 20:13:05 | More by dalepryor
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,335 ratings.