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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,121 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,121
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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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 OZ bottle, bottled on date is blank. Poured into a Snifter.

A:Pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan/caramel head. Maybe 1 finger head. Light carbonation and almost no lacing.

S: In the bottle its a rich chocolate aroma with some nice malt coming in. In the glass I lose this aroma, could be my glass.

T: More towards the malty side, with chocolate and some vanilla. Finishes with a coffee aftertaste. Just fantastic.

M: Medium body, little carbonation, acidic on the palate.

O: Fantastic beer. I'm a sucker for Black IPAs and this delivers. The rye just adds to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 02:40:49 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 8/9/12 poured into Duvel tulip on 10/22/12.

A: Pours an opaque, jet black with a moderate amount of billowy beige head (3/4 inch)

S: From the pop of the cap, there is a nice aroma. I get roasty malts, and piney hops on this one.

T: More of the roasty, chocolatey malts with a lingering bitterness. Tastes like it was brewed with pine needles, and a presence of cocoa beans.

M: On the lighter side of medium: just thr right amount of carbination. Lighter than expected.

O: The best that i've had in this class so far. Quite enjoyable, especially getting into late fall.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 23:06:40 | More by ChiPool
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-22-2012 21:23:21 | More by Steimie
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-22-2012 16:09:16 | More by muletrane
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-22-2012 10:26:55 | More by IPAFrankieH
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-20-2012 22:08:19 | More by mecmd
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Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from the Potsdam IGA NY for 8$

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an above average size fizzy/frothy beige coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation and there is some fantastic lacing. The head lasted for 5-6 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, grapefruit, resin, really amazing..

Taste & Mouth - There is a slightly below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with grapefruit. There is also some roasted/malty/coffee/chocolate notes. It ends with a malty roasted (almost burnt) resiny hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - American black ales are my favorite style of beer. This is another excellent example of a ABA and something I will buy again for sure. It tastes like more powerful Stone SSR.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 00:40:54 | More by spinrsx
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-19-2012 22:54:12 | More by Trio2shine
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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice Black Ale...Could be considered an IPA as well. Pours from a 22 oz bottle as a dark brown/black color with a little light getting through at the bottom of the pint glass. Big light tan head with good retention and goo size rings of lacing.

Good strong aroma of piney and citrus hops as well as some roasted malts.

Tastes very good. First up: Mostly citrus hops up front with some roasted malt/piney hops. As the beer warms, the maltiness becomes more prominent and there is a hint of chocolate as well. The shift in flavor is more to the Black ALe style I am used to, but I will never turn down heavy-duty hoppiness either.

Mouthfeel is crisp. The hops bitterness is just right, so is the carbonation which produces a nice head. This is a fairly strong beer, but the alcohol does not interfere with the flavor or feel.

Overall, very good. A nice hoppy Black Ale, well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 21:39:27 | More by JayQue
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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, bottled on 8/21/12, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black with an inch of creamy light tan head, has nice retention and leaves tons of thick, awesome lacing.

S- Lots of juicy citrus, some tropical fruit, a bit of chocolate and roast in the background.

T- Nice blend of hops and roast. The initial flavor is dominated by juicy, citric and mango hops and pine. Towards the finish a nice milk chocolate and roast flavor becomes more prominent. The flavors actually work pretty nicely together.

M- Medium-bodied, moderate to high carbonation, smooth and prickly feel.

O- A very nice black IPA, very drinkable and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 04:30:26 | More by WillCarrera
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-19-2012 01:29:49 | More by Maseitz
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-19-2012 01:16:56 | More by Satchboogie
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-18-2012 14:34:47 | More by brn9000
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3.45/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at Fountainhead.

Figured I'd give this guy a try alongside some other tastiness at Fountainhead. It pours a dark ruby-highlighted black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, pine resin, grapefruit rind, and a kiss of molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, with the grapefruit really coming in stronger and being joined by what seems to be some lime zest. The result, though, comes across as clashing, with the roasty and hoppy factions unwilling to give ground or work together. It's not an altogether awful clash, but it's certainly bloody enough. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a generally solid black IPA, but one whose clashing flavors just don't fully do it for me.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2012 15:53:39 | More by TMoney2591
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-16-2012 15:07:07 | More by RblWthACoz
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

10-16-2012 05:08:20 | More by agaloco9
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-15-2012 23:06:22 | More by crobinso
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-15-2012 20:23:00 | More by Twifiter
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-15-2012 16:20:03 | More by LiquorsInc
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

10-15-2012 11:28:09 | More by rkcrozier
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

10-15-2012 00:43:53 | More by TequilaTom
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-15-2012 00:16:50 | More by ChrisL24481
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown, black with a thin tan head that quickly settles to a ring of bubbles around the side of the glass.

S - Strong pine resin hop presence with rye and roasted malt undertones.

T - Big piney and grapefruit hops followed by a sugary sweetness, rye and light notes of roasted malt and chocolate.

M - Medium body with good carbonation and a lingering bitterness.

D - Great example of the style. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 00:15:55 | More by brewcrew76
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-14-2012 16:12:52 | More by nquigley16
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-14-2012 01:50:54 | More by Gerasimos
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