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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,404 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,404
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 190
Gots: 376 | FT: 8
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

RangnaR, Dec 17, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.8%

Satan70, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Lex_Talionis, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

RyanSBrennan, Dec 17, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -14.3%

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" tan head over the cloudy reddish brown brew. Head lasts and lasts, with chunky lacing. Aroma is pine and spices.

Taste is spicy rye to start, citrus in the middle, and dominant pine bitterness through the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is okay. Wish there was a bit more maltiness to support all the bitter.

ppoitras, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

huysmans, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

jimilayne, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nose carries a nice bit of roast and chocolate malt along with a bit of rye and some nice citrus and earthy-pine hop notes. Flavor is hoppy with a nice underlying bitterness and moderate malt sweetness. Good rye component as well as dark malt sweetness. Medium-full body with medium bitterness. Quite smooth. Very nice beer.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

verdict603, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

rcatalano, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Thirstygoat, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

3146Tony, Dec 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

jeanphony, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

B00ZER, Dec 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

slemkuil, Dec 14, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +14.6%

A: A one fingers worth of head, dissipated to a lacing pretty quickly, but has good retention. A pretty caramelly looking head.

S: Smells amazing, perfect mix of Rye and Hops. Chocolatey, caramel, a nice pine note without being overpowering, a hint of citrus, candied fruit, a little nutty as it warms,

T: Extremely well balanced, the malts and the hops really work well together. One of the few beers that I've had which the aroma actually matches the taste almost perfectly. I would say that the pine note is much more present in the taste than it is in the aroma, but other than that it is pretty spot on. Doesn't drink like an 8% beer (maybe 6%).

M: Nice dense mouth feel. I wouldn't say creamy or syrupy, it's lighter than that, but has a substantial viscosity to it.

O: This is the best example of a dark hoppy ale that I have had so far. Call it what you want, Cascadian Dark Ale, Black IPA, or American Black Ale...who cares, it's damn tasty!

AxesandAnchors, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

A-pours black with a foamy tan head with excellent retention
S-roasted malt, citrus, some pine
T-man theres alot going on here. Tons of citrus and pine bitterness followed by some roasted malt and sweetness in the finish. Very complex, everytime you have a sip you taste something different. balance is exceptional
M-medium bodied
O-Possibly the best black ale I have ever had. It has great balance while still being full of contrasting flavors that are right up front. Look forward to trying more of their beers.

atr2605, Dec 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mcsauter82, Dec 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bozodogbreath, Dec 13, 2012
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4.49/5  rDev +5.4%

Really, really good. My two favorite beers are IPAs and stouts, yet I've never been a fan of Black IPAs. It usually seems like an odd mash up where roast just awkwardly falls into hop. This is well crafted and cohesive.
A deep brown beer with a light brown head that dissipates quickly leaving lazy sparse couds of foam. Smells wonderful with everything promised hitting the nose instantly.The hops hint at tropical, the rye is sharp and spicy, and the dark malt says charcoal. Nothing dominant, nothing drowned.
A little sweeter than expected, which works well. I cant really pinpoint the sweetness or its source but it carries the burnt malt into the hop finish so that dry and bitter is featured instead of exhausted. No single element dominates but all have their say, you taste the roasted malt but quickly get mango and papaya from the hops.
Medium body and average carbonation serves this beer well. Easily the best Black IPA ive had, although do I have to consider it in its own category- Black Rye IPAs? For now, until somebody does it even close to as well, this is the Black IPA.

jmaharaj, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ediaz, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Peller80, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Pjev11, Dec 09, 2012
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,404 ratings.