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Wookey Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,413 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,413
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 192
Gots: 380 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

imfatsowhat, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

BarretClaude, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of whynot44
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark opaque brown, basically black, with some ruby highlights against the light and a substantial foamy tan head that retreats slowly and leaves plenty of nice lacing.

The aroma at first is grapefruit and pine resin followed by rich, vaguely fruity malt - maybe dark plums or cherries.

The taste is similar with the piney/citrus hops up front and a rich malt carrying it along. lots of slightly sweet, slightly fruity malt notes with hints of toast, coffee, chocolate and pepper blending in for a really nice balance. I'm getting really fond of this style and this is an excellent example.

Mouth feel is great, full-bodies and smooth, very drinkable but great for sipping.

Altogether this is a near perfect blend of all the good things we want in a brew, excellent.

whynot44, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

szujus, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Oidmoe, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

addiwilliams, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Zekenyce, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

MTB_Gnome, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ChrisCutler, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

chefbigjon, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

phredbull, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

BFCarr, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Irish_g23, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

mc4z, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

cshort, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Sarge3130, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

LakerLeith, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

mpenske, Jun 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

jworkman, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

SlothB77, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

oldmankoch, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Setmup10322
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Firestone Walker describes this beer as an IPA for dark beer fans, and I completey agree. I tend to prefer maltier beers in general, but I found this brew to be a nice balance of hops and malts for a fairly smooth, easy drinking choice. The pepper was noticeable, as was the hint of rye -- neither were overwhelming, but made for a unique taste.

Setmup10322, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Danny1217, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Flight317, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

quindog, Jun 08, 2014
Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,413 ratings.