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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,644 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,644
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 209
Gots: 462 | FT: 13
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 +5.9%

hoosier222002, Nov 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Braz, Nov 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Cody66, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Topher78
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very black with hints of brown on the edges. Half a finger of a khaki head that leaves good lacing. The Aroma has big citrus notes along with some roasted malt. The taste has similar characteristics as the aroma but with some spiciness as well. Very complex body with a medium mouth feel.

Topher78, Nov 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

HamGlade10, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: black/drk brown body, finger khaki, good lacing

S: pine, roasted malt, nutty,

T: mild grapefruit, solid nutty malt,
long roasted bitter pine finish

M: med body, smooth, firm oily mouth

O: Another Firestone gem! I would get again
and recommend. Usually not HUGE fan of black ales,
but this one is just delicious.


BeerLover99, Nov 21, 2012
5/5  rDev +17.6%

GOGRANDE, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

JorgeOjeda, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of iabeerbaron
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wonderful beer! Perfect dark black pour with a nice thick head. Huge amounts of lacing on my glass. Nice toasted malt aroma with the piney/spruce smell of hops. Really nice blend of roasted malt to go along with the bitterness from the hops. Firestone Walker is making some great beers.

iabeerbaron, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

mkennedy119, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Hennepin tulip

A- pours as black as night with a three finger slightly offwhite head. The head is extremely fluffy, and a lot lighter than I expected considering the style of beer. Impressive, to say the least

S- the smell is amazing. Tons of rye, a nice smack of resinous hops, and a little bit of citrus coming through as well

T- the taste follows the nose, with the rye kicking you in the face, and the hops retreating to the background, but still complementing the rye quite well. The finish is nice and piney. I don't get any of the "dark" flavors at all, be it coffee/chocolate/whatever, though

M- medium bodied, about expected for the style. Still seems to be lacking something to me, though

O- this is an awesome beer, and rather affordable too. But what else would you really expect from Firestone?

bigfnjoe, Nov 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

YalovaIA, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

ctrevino, Nov 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

BeerNDoggerel, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of sleuthdog
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 7/19/12
Poured into tulip

Appearance: Color is dark and I'd call it black without any light penetrating. The pour produced a two finger light brown-tan head and there is some moderate lacing.

Smell: Pine hops at the forefront with a bit of chocolate malt and some roasted qualities. An earthy presence is noted and absolutely no alcohol is detected.

Taste: A bittering pine hop with some grapefruit first. The rye with some spiciness is also noted front to mid palate. This is quickly followed by the roasted and chocolate and the finish is a mild coffee like taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium and pretty smooth actually. Just the right amount of carbonation to tickle the tongue.

Overall: These black IPA's play to my palate perfectly in that they bring together the best of a stout/porter and an IPA. When I'm neither in the mood for a stout or an IPA this fits the bill to perfection and this one with the rye adds another intriguing layer to consider and keep it interesting.

sleuthdog, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

MacStinson, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

hilgart1, Nov 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Jasonrm72, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Cerveza, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

chubby2u, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Butch5555, Nov 16, 2012
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,644 ratings.