1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. 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.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,551 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,551
Reviews: 542
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 203
Gots: 428 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Wookey Jack Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,551 | Reviews: 542 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of barter
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers. Pours like coffee with a thin tan head. Nose is slightly hoppy but with a sweetness to it.

To me this is what a Black IPA should be. Hoppy but very complex with delicious roasted malt flavors and a crisp IPA finish. The rye is what puts this over the top from good to great. I am a fan of RyPAs and Cascadian Dark Ales, so to me this is best of both worlds. The 8.3% is buried in flavor.

First time I had it was on tap at 1702 in Tucson and I continue to buy bombers. Not a huge Firestone Walker fan overall, but this and the Merkin are good beer.

barter, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of skholbrook1982
2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

skholbrook1982, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Nachos4two
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Nachos4two, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of browniewithnuts
4.25/5  rDev 0%

browniewithnuts, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Devinph
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Devinph, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of mcdonald422
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

mcdonald422, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of afksports
4.25/5  rDev 0%

afksports, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of cfrobrew
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

cfrobrew, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Beerswag
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Beerswag, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a pitch black with thick tan head and lace ring. Citric, almost grapelike hop aroma with some hints of roasted malt. Real smooth, easy to drink, caught me by surprise on that, not a hop bomb but the piney, citrusy even grapefruit hops reall kick in and are balanced by some roasted malts and a touch of sweetness that I can only describe as bitter chocolate. The malts lead to a pleasant dry finish, not overly crisp or bitter and this is a very quality sipper and great example of this style (as this style seems easy to botch, apparently).

clayrock81, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Grfilwett
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Grfilwett, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Bnoise11
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Bnoise11, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of flipdog0
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

flipdog0, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of BeerMeInStl
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BeerMeInStl, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of eulerthegrape
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

eulerthegrape, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of thedoer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

thedoer, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of JessPauline
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

JessPauline, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of DaveAnderson
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to SammyJaxxxx for this bottle. This is one of my favorite styles, and I have been wanting to try this for some time, so it was a great and unexpected extra.

Right off the bat, this is a beautiful beer. It's dark as night, and effortlessly produces a rich head that sticks around for a bit. Aromas are spot on for a CDA -- tropical fruit, pine, and tons of roast. It tastes every bit as great as it smells, and the bomber is gone before I know it. Another quality beer from FW.

DaveAnderson, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of biernatryan
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

biernatryan, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev -5.9%

muskiesman, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of johnhenryconway
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

johnhenryconway, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of JonNunes
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

JonNunes, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

rodlavers, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of amalahow
5/5  rDev +17.6%

amalahow, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of SlickestWilly
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

SlickestWilly, Feb 02, 2013
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,551 ratings.