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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,320 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,320
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 181
Gots: 346 | 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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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

I've been wanting this one for a long time. Finally!

Served in a DFH snifter about the size of one of the continents that the dig up ingredients from.

A: Lots of mocha lacing here, with a dark, dark brown liquid below it. Pretty scary at this points...

S: Whoa pine! This totally one of those air freshener beers that is both hoppy and fruity at the same time. One comes across this profile every once in a while. If there's dark malt in here to offset the West Coast hop bomb, I REALLY want to try the base beer. Awesome stuff!

T: Ever so subtle chocolate (cocoa notes) underneath with a very strong citrusy, pine component. It's almost as if the malt attached itself to one of the hop sizzle cells. They are truly one in the same here... which is awesome!

M: Stupidly ridiculous lacing, not a sweet brew at all, and with quite a bit of fresh grapefruit-like bitterness.

O: I had a conversation with a friend tonight about this style and he said, "I'm still looking for that Black IPA to change my mind about the style." I'm thinking this might be the one...

09-15-2012 00:25:17 | More by Chaney
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured an opaque black color with a creamy tan head that retained well and left thick lacing on the glass. An attractive brew for sure. Aroma was a bit muted, but contained scents of piney and floral hops and chocolaty malts. I usually brace myself when I take the first sip of an ABA, but this one was surprisingly mellow and well-balanced. Roasty dark malts with a sensation of bakers' chocolate, countered by citrus and pine hops, that weren't too potent or resinous, as with some other beers of the style. I think brewers are finally starting to nail the ABA. Medium body, smooth and fairly dry in the finish, quite drinkable overall.

09-14-2012 23:05:52 | More by Rifugium
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-14-2012 17:38:18 | More by jlordi12
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-14-2012 01:40:53 | More by millerbuffoon
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will1256

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-13-2012 03:52:27 | More by will1256
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-13-2012 03:15:37 | More by DonFrap
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-12-2012 12:28:12 | More by jackrodgers77
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OoReFLuXoO

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

09-12-2012 03:05:43 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-12-2012 01:37:59 | More by Hessian257
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scottiethebody

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

09-11-2012 19:35:17 | More by scottiethebody
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

09-11-2012 19:34:53 | More by Chico1985
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

09-11-2012 17:17:50 | More by bump8628
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doopiedoopiedoo

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

09-11-2012 10:56:26 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
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nickfl

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

09-11-2012 02:20:42 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

09-11-2012 02:19:56 | More by kylehay2004
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

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

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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!

09-10-2012 22:35:34 | More by johnnnniee
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-09-2012 03:39:47 | More by ScottStache
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -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.

09-09-2012 03:03:31 | More by Justin_Neff
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alexsergio

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-08-2012 15:22:47 | More by alexsergio
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HopsintheSack

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-08-2012 05:24:49 | More by HopsintheSack
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BobCobb

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

09-08-2012 04:06:03 | More by BobCobb
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raft_guide

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

09-08-2012 00:39:29 | More by raft_guide
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bryang002

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-07-2012 20:28:37 | More by bryang002
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laughingman4929

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

09-07-2012 19:10:37 | More by laughingman4929
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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