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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,188 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,188
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 173
Gots: 296 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-12-2012 03:05:43 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-12-2012 01:37:59 | More by Hessian257
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

09-11-2012 19:35:17 | More by scottiethebody
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer.

Pours dark brown, some clarity visible when held to the light. Beige head retains well as a half finger while also leaving impressive lacing.

Very good nose, potent and interesting. Lots of rye spice, earthiness, roasted chocolate tones, fruity hops, some brown sugar.

Taste brings on some more hops, but lots of flavors going on here, and they meld excellently. Roasted malt, burnt cocoa, biscuit, toasty malts, grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin, and a great dose of rye spiciness. There is also a slight woody/oak feel. Nothing overpowers anything else, a nice balance.

Extremely smooth mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation, easy drinking and not much sign of alcohol.

Really great beer at a good price, I will probably have to pick up another bomber while it's around. The use of rye I think really wraps this all together nicely and makes it something special. Flavorful, smooth, complex and unique, definitely a standout black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 19:34:53 | More by Chico1985
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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coffee-colored brown nearing black with a thick, rocky ecru head. Pungent pine with a rough citrus rind edge juxtaposed against brown sugar and coffee grounds. Hops soften as it warms - grapefruit zest, green tea, and new evergreen growth. Dry and clean - goes down in gulps. Another great hoppy beer from FW.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 17:17:50 | More by bump8628
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

09-11-2012 10:56:26 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a black body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves good lace.

S - Pungent pine hops and chocolate with notes of espresso.

T - Dark, fruity malt up front with notes of chocolate and cherry. Some caramel and toffee in the middle with a finish of pine, grapefruit, and dark chocolate.

M - A moderately thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very, very nice. The combination of pungent hops and distinctly dark malt is superior to the anemic black ipas that only look dark.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 02:20:42 | More by nickfl
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1.5 finger off white head on a very dark body with some light getting through.

S: very hoppy with pine and grass predominantly with some tart citrus character as well. The roasted malts are very mild.

T: very nice roasted malt base which isn't too bitter or overwhelming for the hops. The hops are mostly pine and grassy, some floral which is different from the more earthy or citrus hopped black IPAs I am used too.

M: medium to full body and lighter side of medium carbonation. a touch dry late in the finish.

Overall: I like the hop character in combination with the malts. Neither dominate, both contribute nicely.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 02:19:56 | More by kylehay2004
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District of Columbia

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

Served in a FW pint glass because apparently that's the en vogue thing to do these days. The beer is opaque and black, displaying a mountainous beige head that completely coats the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma offers roast, pine, and rye. Nicely done. The flavor brings piney hops with a slightly roasted malt bill. Alcohol presence is non-obtrusive. Beautiful chocolate notes linger in the finish. Without question one of the best examples of the style I have had. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 00:26:53 | More by Huhzubendah
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid black color with a huge creamy tan head that persists forever before impaling itself to the sides of the glass. Smells of hops, no really, piney citrus and resin with a hint of green onion. There's a faint roasty bready malt aroma that attempts to provide some balance but is really only there for show. The flavor hits with a hint of malt first. Caramel, bread, and chocolate are quickly pushed aside by a solid hit of citrus and resinous hop flavor. The chocolate comes back and lingers a bit in a sweet resinous finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. Very nice India dark ale ale or hoppy porter, very tasty with great aroma I really enjoyed this!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 22:35:34 | More by johnnnniee
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-09-2012 03:39:47 | More by ScottStache
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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on: 7/19/12

A: When poured aggresively, dark with a creamy coffee-like head that minimally stays
around through the duration of the drink. Nice

S: Wofts a roasty, coffee aroma with definite hints of pine.

T: Not too much rye, but a definite hint. Finishes with a citrusy, piney, hop taste. This tastes a lot lighter than it appears.

M: A little creamy, medium bodied feel. Would've liked it to be a little more full bodied.

O: It's a safe bet that anything Firestone Walker is going to be very good. This one doesn't deviate from that thought. Typically not a fan of Rye beers, but this one has a really good balance of Rye, hops, and everything else.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 03:03:31 | More by Justin_Neff
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-08-2012 15:22:47 | More by alexsergio
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-08-2012 05:24:49 | More by HopsintheSack
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

09-08-2012 04:06:03 | More by BobCobb
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

09-08-2012 00:39:29 | More by raft_guide
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-07-2012 20:28:37 | More by bryang002
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-07-2012 19:10:37 | More by laughingman4929
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-07-2012 15:45:03 | More by benfairbank
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4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to whoever opened this one.

A: Black with brown highlights and a finger of dense, fine tan head. Good retention, great lace. Lovely.

S: Coffee and hops, with lots of pine and some raw herbalness. Very brash, very nice.

T: Purely hoppy up front, with pine being dominant. Some grapefruit as well, followed by a touch of coffee roastiness. The finish is long, bitter, and ashy. Good stuff.

M: Creamy medium body. Solid.

O: I really liked this one, despite not being a huge fan of the style. Well worth a shot.


Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 02:32:48 | More by woosterbill
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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle (can't interpret date ".../09/12 14:27") into a DFH globe.

Immediate hop whiff after popping the top is very appetizing. Pours a dark cola brown/red settling to a very dark brown with a sizzling one-finger head....love the energy of this head. Initial smell is citrus hops with a bit of pine and a good dose of rye malt. Taste is more of the same, with a sharp carbonation attacking the front of the tongue while the hops, a bit of coffee, and caramel sweetness caress and soothe the rest of the mouth. Some chocolatey goodness coupled with rye on the back end. Carbonation is nicely done on this one, with a medium body rounding out a really nice mouthfeel. Overall, very well done, I will be trying this again in the future very soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:19:41 | More by mychalg9
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-06-2012 22:42:56 | More by durkle
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-06-2012 09:58:31 | More by vicsju1991
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-06-2012 04:35:40 | More by pjs234
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-06-2012 03:19:08 | More by stampfler07
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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