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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,195 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,195
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 175
Gots: 303 | 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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2012 19:51:03 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of BilbosNuts


4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark, yet clear brown with a massive khaki colored head sitting on top. The head sticks around for what seems like an eternity. Sheets of lacing are left behind.

S: Wonderful hop profile including pine, citrus and lots of tropical fruits (pineapple and mango). There is also a pronounced sweetness which I assume comes from the black rye.

T: The hops fade a little in the taste making room for the rye sweetness. While the rye is more noticeable, the fruity hops still have a significant presence.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is an ever so slight bittering effect towards the finish that acts as a palate cleanser and is quite refreshing.

O: I can't believe this is my first review of a Firestone beer. It's kind of shameful being that I lived in SLO for 5 years. That being said, this one is very tasty. Just solid all around. I'm usually not a big fan of Black IPA's or Rye beers, but this one might have made me change my mind.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 02:16:18 | More by BilbosNuts
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-13-2012 01:39:51 | More by cspieth
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-12-2012 15:23:08 | More by sammo
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-12-2012 09:47:18 | More by kemoarps
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-11-2012 01:00:07 | More by BruceBruce
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New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adams signature pint glass.

Appearance: Very and I do mean very dark brown almost opaque but against the

Smell: Barley if you ask me, not so sticking smell but seriously appetizing after taking a sniff.

Taste: Complex caramel, you taste how bitter it is but offset with a weird sweetness. Yes it is still a light floral but you can't complain drinking this piece of heaven.

Mouth: Yes that good, almost a borderline five with so much stickiness and hauling after-taste.

Overall: This beer is at the top of the food chain when it comes to Black Ales and Black IPA's, flavor so complex and intrciate that it blasts your palates. I will buy it again as long as it is in stock (hopefully), Salud!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 05:44:22 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-10-2012 02:06:47 | More by sbanacho
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-10-2012 01:07:20 | More by acurtis
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

07-10-2012 00:42:55 | More by djrn2
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-09-2012 04:37:17 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this out of a tall boy poured into a snifter at about 54*F.

A- The beer poured a deep brown with a slight transparency. There was a quarter-inch, off-white head. Virtually no lacing.

S- There was a strong aroma of floral hops when I opened the bottle, but once poured, the hops aroma virtually disappeared. In the snifter there was a rich roasted scent followed by a dark chocolate essence as well.

T- When the beer first hits the palette there is a strong taste of spice and roasted malts. There is a slight taste of molasses and chocolate but those quickly fade into the background. There is virtually no floral hop profile as the beer goes down. I was left with a strong bitterness on the front of the tongue and a slight alcohol flavor in the back.

M- The beer was smooth and balanced if not a little thin. No resiny character to it nor was there much carbonation.

O- Having tasted some of the other Firestone Walker offerings, this was just okay for them. I'm glad I tried it, and it stands as a solid sampling of a Rye IPA, but not my beer of choice for Firestone Walker or the style. It's worth a try, but I don't think I'd grab it again, particularly if the Double Jack is available.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 03:03:16 | More by mrmkahn
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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big thanks go out to pelican5 for sending this to me in a bif!

a: think pumpernickel bread. dark brown almost black with some plum highlights around the edges.
finger and a half of sand colored creamy head. slowly settles into a frothy ring leaving spotty lacing.

s: pine, spice and a little citrus twang with a hint of bready malt in the background.

t: starts and finishes with a pine forward presence. a solid rye bread flavor rounds out the body very nicely.

m: creamy full body. nice level of carbonation. a little dry and spicy on the finish.

o: really enjoy this beer. wish there was more rye presence, but none the less very solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 02:15:14 | More by match1112
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown with two fingers of khaki head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and light spice.

Moderate carbonation and a full, creamy mouthfeel. Pine and tangerine up front with caramel and roasty malt leading to a spice and bitter pine on the finish.

Drinks easy for the ABV -- balanced and tasty with nicely balanced rye character.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 04:43:22 | More by grittybrews
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-08-2012 02:45:53 | More by ChulaVistaBarista
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-07-2012 23:46:26 | More by UncleAddie
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3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown. One finger tan head.

S - Rye, malt and hops.

T - Rye comes out beautifully along with roasted malt, hops & pine.

M - Medium bodied, somewhat high carbonation.

O - It's a great rye IPA but not in my top 5. Still, worth trying & seeing for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 22:06:11 | More by cvm4
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2012 05:19:06 | More by Crstumpf
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-07-2012 05:08:35 | More by theleechster
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New York

3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Dark black with almost no light penetration with three fingers of an off white head. Tiny bubbles emerge and dance up the side of the glass. Spectacular lacing.

S: Smells like a spicy and tropical IPA to me!

T: Big on the spicy malt notes with a bit of hop bitterness. Not a lot of tropical flavors that the nose had. Good, but sort of weird.

M: Tingly spiciness with a little bit of heat. Medium carbonation.

O: This was my first black IPA, and I can't say I'm a fan. Not bad, just not what I'm in the mood for on a summer night. The nose on this is really awesome and it looks beautiful. Sadly it goes downhill after that. Not much downhill, but still enough to not be my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 04:14:15 | More by Lordquackingstic
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-06-2012 16:28:15 | More by Focusf111
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-06-2012 01:54:03 | More by AaronBurr
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-06-2012 00:49:38 | More by EzraAtom
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-05-2012 04:05:20 | More by Slipmthgoose
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-04-2012 23:38:20 | More by Soneast
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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