Leo V. Ursus: Wookus | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Once thought to be extinct, the Wookey family comes roaring back with its wooliest progeny yet: an imperial black IPA that is wickedly hoppy, righteously spicy and fearsome in flavor. Right out of Firestone Walker mythology and into your glass—behold the beast that we call Wookus.

Added by guinness77 on 12-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,803
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
150
pDev:
5.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught: Touch of smoke with chocolate and coffee. Pine and citrus pith finished off with smooth rye.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hot diggity damn, like Ma Kettle cookin’ breakfast, we have a good one here! Rich and luxurious like a Kardashian weekend, this one actually isn’t stupid.

Raul says yes. Raul says yes, well and good!

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Photo of DrKarl
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a huge creamy, off white head.
Smells of citrus in Pine hop. And a bit of nuttiness.
Wonderful bitter citrus and pine hops. Pine resin sticks around. The roasted malt really blends things well.
Very smooth with a medium mouthfeel.
A great black IPA probably awesome fresh.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brownish black with a giant foamy light tan head. Aromas of pine, floral, light citrus, and light roast. Tastes of roasted malt, citrus, and pine resin. Medium body with a dry smokey finish.

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Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Khyber Pass in Philly.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jak
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eaze_in_it
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose: Chocolate, vanilla, hops, citrus. One of the best smelling beers I feel.

Look: Black liquid

Taste: Wow! Oh wow, this is something original. Has some the thicker, creamy, chocolate essences you'd expect from a stout, but the crispness of an ipa without the bitterness (at least compared to most west-coast ipa's.) Refreshing to drink, and although heavy, doesn't bog you down so much as a full stout. Very tasty, very well done Firestone.

Price: $16.00 for 4 pints in a can. 8.2%ABV, so a respectful price.

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Photo of NappyB
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can ....12/27/17 stamped on the bottom, so a few months in the can...

Pours our pretty dark brown, basically looks li,e a porter or a stout...supports a large and lasting dark mocha cap and leaves loads of fine bubble sheeting and scattered fields of lacing...nice looking brew.

On the nose its light chocolate and coffee.

Dark malts, grainy hops, chocolate, coffee...a lot going on here, complex, heady, delicious....gotta love a dark IPA in a can

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Photo of arizcards
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a four-pack from TW Arrowhead on 1-27-18 for $12.99. Canned on 12-15-17. Stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured cola brown with a nice off white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is a blast of citrus over a base of roasted malts.

Taste is an ample roasted malt base infused with an ample dose of citrus and pine. Finish is a nice roast and light pine tar.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall i was ecstatic to see they were bringing back Wookey, very good! I hope they bring it back permanently!

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Photo of curlybird
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wordsworth
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with quite the bubble show before the three fingers of ecru foam settle above the espresso colored liquid; impressive retention with a few shards

Smell: Smoky and hoppy, with charred wood intermingling with pine; hints of caramel and chocolate

Taste: Charred wood and caramel with a hint of chocolate on the front end; the piney hops build through the middle; the finish marries the flavors detected in the aroma

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; slight warmth in the finish

Overall: Just when you thought the ABA cycle was dead and buried, along comes Firestone Walker to remind us that if more brewers did this style the way they did, we might see more ABAs around these days

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can, pours an almost black with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of pine, pepper and a hint of floral hops. Taste is similar, medium bodied, nice carbonation. Probably the best black IPA I've tried. Will look for it again.

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Leo V. Ursus: Wookus from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 150 ratings