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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: 256
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood, CA.

A - Almost jet black in color on the pour, the faintest hint of light comes through a reddish/brown tint. Head is off-white.

S - Good amount of piney hops, slight fruit, and roasted malt.

T - Incredibly well-balanced. The roasted malt provides a solid backbone for the excellent blend of citrus and piney hop. Taste is almost floral and earthy at the same time. Finishes with just a tinge of chocolate.

M - Incredibly smooth, drinks like a stout.

Overall - Very solid brew here. One of the best ABAs out there.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, there is a spot for a bottled on date, but it's blank. boo.

nice almost black color, brown in the corners of the glass. thick off-white head. good head retention and lacing. smell is nice mix of slightly roasted malt and big piney and citrus hops. similar in the taste. great balance and depth of flavor. mouthfeel is thicker, rich. lower carbonation. nice.

overall - very tasty, definitely one of the best Black IPA's I've had.

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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  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of srhoadsy
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting to try this one and was not disappointed. Pored chilled into a tulip.

Pours an extremely dark sable colour. Looks black but if you hold it up to the light you see it's actually an extremely dark reddish brown. About an inch of light brown head that clickly recedes and leaves a thin layer on the surface that clings to the glass.

I was actually surprised at the strength of the hop aroma to this one. Pine, grass and spice.

Flavor is actually more well balanced then I thought it would be. The hops blend well with the spice and bitterness from the dark rye. Very faint background of bitter coffee that you would expect from the dark malts.

Mouthfeel is medium/heavy with moderat carbonation. Pleasant aftertaste lingers on seemingly all parts of the tongue.

All around just a great beer. Always been a big fan of rye beers and this one is easily my favorite to date.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BeerLover99
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
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.


5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of iabeerbaron
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
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?

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