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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,913 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,913
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 259
Gots: 579 | FT: 15
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:
Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours dark reddish brown with a decent tan head. settles nicely with moderate lacing.

piney-citrus nose with a slightly roasty smell.

citrus-grapefruit up front, followed by a nice roasted malt flavor with a slightly bitter malty finish.

decent mouthfeel, thickens as it warms

a nice rye-pa from firestone and worthy of trying

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Efay
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- About 1 head of mocha foam. Not much retention, and not much lacing. Looks black, but you can see a chestnut hue in the light.

S- Agressive piney hops that attack your sinuses. A light citrus background and you can smell a light amount of earthly dark malt.

T-Not as aggressive as the nose. Initial smooth piney taste that ends with hoppy bitterness and bitter dark coffee malt taste after it all goes down.

M- Night and light with moderate carbonation. An easy drinker.

O- I'm not the biggest fan of the style, but this was quite excellent. I usually feel that the abundant amount of hops and dark malt don't go well, but this is the contrary. The hops and malt compliment each other to make a very drinkable beer. However, I feel like it's lacking some complexity.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle purchased somewhere in the greater Washington D.C. area (Cleveland Park Wines and Liquors representin'!) in 9-10/12, birthed on 8/21/12, poured into ma tastin' 3Fs Teku long-stemmed glass, drank 2/13/13 over ~one hour.

A: 5- dark brown coloration, unfiltered haziness swallowing the light; creamy/frothy tan 2 finger head that lingers with tight bubbling, try to find the alcohol legs in the darkness --> awesomeness alcoholified!

S: 4.5 - dank, cat piss/almost bleachy (in a good way) --> definitely Amarillo and Citra in the flame out/dry hop additions; booziness but little maltiness/roast to my nose

T: 4.5 - PW bitterness (Warrior?), back of the tongue finally picks up the roasty brown ale qualities to balance out the dank, atringent dry aftertase; rye finally on display puttin' up the STOP sign, slight alcohol notes but danger, danger high voltage at 8.5%!

M: 4.25 - full body, moderate carbonation

O: 4.5 - I know that many beer nerds including me aren't crazy about the lack of commitment from black IPA/CDAs but this one might have changed my mind; the hop character ~six months after brewing really impressed me and makes me eager to try a fresh bottle or on tap; although to my buds it's the best of the style on the market, it's really an imperial rye black IPA; makes me want to try to brew one just like this; Prosit!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is an amazing blend of pine and roasted malt. Great depth.
The taste is big on the pine bitterness accompanied by the malt sweetness. The finish is a dry bitterness. Really great.
The texture is smooth, yet crisp with moderate carbonation.
An impressive drink.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of CHADMC3
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark bown, bordering on black body with chestnut hues beneath the dense, dark tan head which slowly dissolves to leave a scattered sticky lacing on its wake.

Awesome aromas of abundant pine hops with rye and other woody notes. Big pine and floral aromas, which appear to let in just a hint of sweet chocolate malt as the beer warms.

Palate coating, chewy hops highlight the flavor offering pine, woody and floral notes similar to the aroma. Re seed shows up as it warms a touch with a nice bread malt character as well.

Medium to generous carbonation with a full body of hops that coats the tongue long into the aftertaste.

A substantial beer that is quite delicious and one of the finer black ales I've had. Tons of character to please the senses and a great blend of rye and pine, just plain well done.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,913 ratings.