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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,548 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,548
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 203
Gots: 427 | FT: 9
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  rDev -5.9%

ControlledBurn, Aug 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

flyingmick, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

cashmier, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black with a hint of dark brown around the edges of the glass. Good head, retention and lacing on the glass. The nose is a piney hop with a hint of smoked malt. Flavor doesn't disappoint with fresh pine hop flavor and with the malt brings out some candy or bit of chocolate. Sweet.

Oakenator, Aug 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

hickmancase, Aug 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

JAHMUR, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of WankelEngine
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours very dark brown bordering on opaque black. Just a tint of hazelnut around the edge when held up to the light. There is a tan head with good retention. Light, spotty lacing.

S: A fairly fruity aroma. Tropical fruits, pineapple and pear. This is backed up by some roasted malt scents.

T: Very interesting. A combination of fruity IPA, roasty black malt. Similar tropical fruits as the aroma with less emphasis on pear. Pine and floral hops add bitterness, especially in the finish. There are also notes of coffee and faint licorice and smoke. The rye is subtle and provides just a bit of spice.

M: Medium-thin and mild carbonation.

O: An interesting combination of flavors. Roasted malt, rye spice and IPA fruit. They sound sort of dissonant but come together nicely.

WankelEngine, Aug 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

kspongeworthy, Aug 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

TheRuss9585, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of sevenarts
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Brownish black with a big billowing tan head.

S: Big citrus aroma, loads of orangey hops with a slightly spicy edge.

T/M: Delicious and layered. Big citrusy hops dominate up front, very ripe and juicy. Underneath are some spicy accents from the rye, and it finishes up with a surprising burst of coffee and chocolate.

O: An amazing and really well-balanced beer with a ton of flavor and complexity.

sevenarts, Aug 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

The22Lou, Aug 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

parris, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

skunk242, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

tonyclifton36, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of harrymel
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at pints alehouse in Spokane

Black with a nice billowed light peanut quilt. Smells really citrusy, a real deviation from the norm for the style. Fruity and juicy with some lemon and tangerine. Some hints of cocoa in the back
Flavor does not disappoint: bitter and lively with hints of pine resin and biscuit. Carrying with it some nice toast and slight porter qualities. The body is silky smooth mediated with tight sharp Carb. A nice beer.

harrymel, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip because I just broke my snifter.

Appearance
Pours translucent black with garnet highlights. 2 fingers of head that dissipate slowly leaving behind nice lacing.

Nose
Big tropical fruits, spicy rye and caramel.

Taste
Huge tropical fruit notes of papaya and mango. Some pineapple and very balanced spicy rye. caramel malts, navel orange and lemon zest. Finishes with some pine sap, cocoa nibs and hints of coffee.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, smooth, juicy and dry.

Overall
This is easily the best Black IPAs that I've ever had. Huge tropical citrus, spicy rye and balanced caramel malts. Only a touch of roasted malts on the finish which is slightly deceptive judging by the color. Well done!

justintcoons, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Reijo, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Stoddards in Boston.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is pitch black color with no clarity. Pretty standard for a dark beer.

Smell: very piney and some citrus, roasted coffee, chocolate.

Taste: more evenly spread out. Pine, roasted notes, mocha, bitterness, spiciness, all blended well together. More sips and same results.

Mouthfeel: smooth, a little creamy full bodied, medium carbonation, a little expected bitterness, and easy to enjoy.

Overall: Solid black ale to me. Never seen it, so figured I try it out on draft before it hits the shelves. Will have to say it is an interesting beer.

Flounder57, Aug 16, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 8/4/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, roasted malts, citrus and some chocolate.

T: The taste starts out with a bitter combination of a strong hops presence and dark chocolate. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in to create a good balance. There are sweet flavors in the background of citrus and caramel. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

pirmannt1, Aug 16, 2012
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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%

beergorrilla, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Sum1tohate, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

kaelingirl, Aug 15, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a dark brown. almost black color with faint mahogany edges and a two finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaks of lace left behind.

Sweet floral aroma with spicy rye, malt, earthy and citrus hops.  Subtle roast but the rye character adds another dimension. Some grassy pine and slight citrus but the nose is dominated by spicy rye and dark malts.  

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a nice balance of resinous, earthy hops, sweet and roasted malt and spicy rye.  Again, the rye adds complexity with level of spicy swetness that counters the piny hops and roasted notes. Grassy and piny hops followed by spicy rye with roasted and sweet malts underneath.  Hints of chocolate, toast, coffee and oatmeal lingering into a dry finish with subtle heat.

corby112, Aug 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

ArtoriosCastus, Aug 14, 2012
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,548 ratings.