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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3,905 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,905
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 257
Gots: 578 | 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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Photo of Chas58
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler filled at Central Liquors in Flemington NJ into my Firestone Walker Nonic Pint Glass

Appearance - Pours an inky black that screams Porter, but with a much thinner head. The head does extend an inch high and leaves lacing along the edges, it does dissipate very quickly. A tan colored head builds and dissipates a beautiful aroma.

Smell - the first hint that this might be something special, and a little mind blowing is the aroma. I get huge hints of grapefruit and citrus and pine. A beautiful mixture, but without the maltiness or caramel one would expect based on the inky black beer sitting in the glass. the aroma is very reminiscent of Double Jack, but with a slight bit more potency. The aroma is fantastic, and lasts throughout the glass. The aroma that Firestone Walker gets from its hopping is truly one of the great skills of craftsmanship.
Taste - The first taste is spectacular it contains the wonderful citrusy and piney taste that was apparent in the nose, but with a very rich and complex maltiness. The hops are clearly upfront and the maltiness and bite are in the back of the taste.

Mouthfeel - this comes across with substantial carbonation and a strong hoppiness and a residual coating reminiscent of a porter or even some sweet stouts. Unlike most Double IPA's this has a sweet stickiness that does remain. It is very nicely balanced with the heavy hopping.

Overall - This is a spectacular beer, not for the faint of heart as it is very hoppy, and very complex, although in my opinion well balanced as are most Firestone Walker beers. This is a beer that will impress you with the pour, impress you with the aroma, and impress you with the taste. This beer will make you go out and find another. Try this, you will be pleased.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bottle of this for 8 bucks from Halftime beverage. Looking forward to it since I love any beer I tried from them!

A - Like a deep dark porter this one is a pitch lack shade of darkness. Head is just a 1/4 inch but seems to have kick ass lacing and the lace ring itself stays around for a bit.

S - Initial smells from the bottle are rye forward with mildly bittering pine/citrus hop zest and some Porter like roasts in the mix.

T - A bit harsh at first but I will be damned even with the drying factor of rye this beer is exceptionally smooth. Bold ashy roast clash with bittering pine eventually rounding to a citrus zest. The finish itself is kind of dry with bittering pine and mild rye tones. Not bad.

M - Medium, bitter, kind of chewy.

Overall next to RyePA from Founders this one takes a pretty good take on a dry rye beer. I think if it was just a Black IPA I would love it more but don't take my review too harshly since I hate rye beers in general.

Photo of facundoCNB
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a beautiful black pour with 2 fingers of off white head and excellent lacing. smells of pine trees, caramel, roasted grains. lots of hoppy scent. the flavor is piney bitterness up front, a slight sweet ruby grapefruiness, despite being a dark ale, it is very very sweet and hoppy. the rye just adds to an exquisitely sweet flavor profile. medium body, high carbonation with a nice stickyness and creamy feel on the lips. this is an excellent beer of any profile.. whether you stick it in as an ipa, a rye ale, a black ale.. it is fantastic for all of the above.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.97/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Label says 11/09/12

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 3/4 inch tan head that bears great retention time before slowly meandering down to an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and full tufts of surface foam. Solid, semi-thick lacing.

S- Sharp, grassy hop bouquet that's rounded out well by the rye malt. Very pleasant actually. The hops are wonderfully floral and citrusy.

T- That's what I'm talkin' about. Flood of glorious hop bitterness that''s perfectly in contrasting unison with the rye malt. It's not quite as bitter as Union Jack, though. Much more enjoyable. There are tropical fruit notes but they're distorted, in a good way, through the semi-roasty malts. Also some light spice.

M- Delicately creamy and robust. Medium carbonation is on point.

O- Such a great beer on so many levels. I'm having trouble finding a single flaw.

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,905 ratings.