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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,119 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,119
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 169
Gots: 273 | FT: 10
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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Dylanjf

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2013 02:10:07 | More by Dylanjf
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-17-2013 02:06:59 | More by doucmehu
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours blacl with nice beige head. Took an aggressive pour. Aroma of pine and citrus, pretty much all hops. Mouthfeel is thicker than I expected from the nose. Flavor of pine, toasted or burnt wood, smokey roasted malt. Sime spice on the end I assume from the rye. Bitter finish with the strong hops lasting. One of my favorite for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 20:26:12 | More by BMMillsy
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-16-2013 14:21:27 | More by jderosia603
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Davit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2013 06:16:14 | More by Davit
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dc4three

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2013 01:54:36 | More by dc4three
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wookey Jack pours black with a creamy light tan head. Lots of netted lacing on the glass.

The aroma has lots of piney hops, Chocolate and bready rye notes are also present.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth and velvety with mild carbonation. The flavor is rich with chocolate, roasted malt, piney hops, a touch of citrus and some rye spice. It finishes mildly bitter, earthy and a little grassy. Once gone the chocolate and pine lingers on the palate.

This is a very tasty beer with lots of rich flavor. Nicely balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:00:36 | More by WanderingFool
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Misajet90

Montana

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I started getting into rye beers after I had Ruthless Rye IPA. This beer is head and shoulders better than that. Regardless of if you like rye beers or not it's worth it to give this beer a try.

The beer pours nice and dark and it has a very nice smell to it. All that aside the taste is great, I haven't had a bunch of rye beers but out of all the ones I have had so far this one is the best.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 19:56:06 | More by Misajet90
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grze

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-14-2013 20:52:55 | More by grze
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-13-2013 21:15:39 | More by ChrisKayler
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andylipp

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-13-2013 21:10:14 | More by andylipp
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Amalak

New York

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

A/S. It has a deep black/brown color, with a nice foamy tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing behind. Very nice hop scent to it.

T/M. It has a beautiful hoppy taste mixed with citrus. It is very smooth. Has a bit of a pepper taste to it underneath. Nice and smooth with some carbonation.

O. It is very well balanced and nicely spiced and flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 19:50:54 | More by Amalak
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-13-2013 05:10:00 | More by outoffocus
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber, $7.99, big pour into a nonic pint.

A – Two-finger head, rocky, slow to dissipate, healthy lacing all throughout the drink.

S – Huge flowery aroma, like a bouquet of knock out roses. Daughter came and sat in my life and said I smelled like mangos.

T – A little sweet, a little peppery, nice hoppiness but not overwhelming. Some light roast malt. Finished with some bitter/peppery hops.

MF – Minerally, mildly sharp, unassuming carbonation.

O – Can’t stop thinking about the huge bouquet of an aroma this beer presents from start to finish. This beer has made me reconsider my tendency to avoid rye beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 02:24:18 | More by Sludgeman
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-12-2013 10:34:28 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Vlaminck

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-12-2013 03:07:06 | More by Vlaminck
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Three fingers worth of slightly cascading active light brown colored head comprised of loads of huge chunky bubbles... Excellent retention the ultimately yields to a full rich layer of lacing... The color is a rich deep dark brown with a very distinctive ruby red hue... A good bit of light leaks in around the edges... Mostly still - just a couple of stray bubbles can be seen at the bottom of the glass the seem to disappear into an abyss never to be seen again... Loads of lacing cling to the side of the glass...

S - A unique mix of insanely fresh hops... It's like I'm sticking my nose into a bag of hops I plan on using for home brewing... There is a very light spicy rye component... Fairly one dimensional, but a rock solid very pleasing one dimension...

T - Much more complexity arrives on the palate... The spicy rye component is dialed up more than a notch or two and adds a wonderful depth... It still takes a back seat to the stellar mix of fresh hops... A bit of dark fruit lies beneath the surface... A very light malty sweetness linger as well...

M - Medium bodied... Sturdy... Clean... Crisp... Even and consistent... Brisk carbonation... Goes down very easy...

D - Oh yeah, that's good... On of the best American Black Ales that I've encountered... I have nothing bad to say about this brew which is another outstanding example of Firestone Walker craftsmanship... All that, but I love the name...

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 02:28:36 | More by philbe311
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-11-2013 23:48:42 | More by Jspriest
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2013 03:13:18 | More by schopenhauerale
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A stunning American Black Ale! Bottle picked up at the brewery in November. Pours a murky dark auburn that's approaching black, with a surprisingly light coloured head.

Knock-out aroma of pure "west-coast" hops. Wish I could name the specific hop medley, but no simple terms like pine/citrus/mango even begin to give this credit - it's none of those standards while presenting the best of all of them and perfectly balanced with its chocolate malt supporting cast.

The flavour is also hop-forward, with dark roasted malts fleshing out the body and rye notes most evident during the bitter finish. The 8.3% ABV is very well hidden - I hadn't read the bottle and had no idea until logging in to BA - with only a hint of alcohol warmth near the end.

Very sad to only have one bottle. Highly, highly recommend!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:04:38 | More by hopsolutely
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-10-2013 21:00:37 | More by vonnegut21
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Well, that's pretty outstanding - deep, dark brown/black. The head's frothy, darker tan than most and is sticking with each and every drink, ring by ring by ring, all the way down the glass.

Grapefruit and earthy on the nose, but with some deeper malts behind the fore.

Spicy, prickly, green and citrus hops are first to reach the tongue, followed by the rye, which rounds out in the mouth nicely, earthy, grainy and seemingly deeper tones than that offered elsewhere. It then closes with the malts settling quietly, roasted and sweet.

Soft, well-balanced carbonation, popping the tongue to begin and then closing sticky, wrapping to tongue to maintain presence.

That's a great beer - there are a lot of new rye-based and black IPAs coming out on the market, but you'd be hard-pressed to find one this good. Oddly though, my affection for it may not mirror that of other beers I've ranked this highly - can't tell you why. The brewery? The style? No telling, just don't feel it.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 03:40:20 | More by mdcrouser
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-10-2013 03:38:14 | More by LambicKing
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TheMarkE

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-10-2013 00:44:52 | More by TheMarkE
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-09-2013 09:10:59 | More by Auror
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,119 ratings.