Wookey Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,615
Reviews:
702
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
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Ratings: 4,615 |  Reviews: 702
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jlee922
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of needMIbeer
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matonika
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: is very dark brown almost midnight black. Smell : a acrid burnt malt smell with a very subtle hop aroma. Taste: this is a savory beer not really any sweetness I can pick up on, it reminds of the char on the outside of a steak. You can really pick up the rye flavor a dark loaf rye bread is this beer.
Feel: medium plus body, big head retention pours a thick creamy head, has a creamy mouth feel. Overall I would like to try this beer fresher I am drinking it on the last day of its best by date , I wonder if that has something to do with the muted taste. It is not my favorite beer but it is a well done beer.

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Photo of Bonesaw1127
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisjws
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of varian7
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmwats
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Black or dark brown. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown white head. Thick residue and some spotty, persistent lacing.

S: Sourdough bread, oregano, and clove.

T: Roasted, peaty malt. A little molasses, black licorice, coffee, and plenty of unsweetened dark chocolate. Something of a woody character also.

M: Not heavy, but full flavored. Dry pungent finish. Woody and peaty.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, foamy head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is bready with some savory spice. Peaty and roasted malt, with some sweet and bitter notes. Great combination and balance. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours pitch black. Some tan froth and lacing.

(S)- A big burst of citrus and pine. Subtle spice and a roasted quality to it overall.

(T)- A nice burst of citrus and pine. It slowly flows then into subtle roasty grains.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. A great combo of citrus and subtle roasted grains.

(O)- A solid to great black IPA; a solid example of the style.

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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

A: Opaque. Large amount of foam and persists.
S: Intense roasted aroma. Moderate hops: citrus and grassy.
T: Roasted coffee. Orange peel and grassy. Moderate bitterness. Dry.
M: Full bodied.
O: The spicy character from rye is not obvious. Decent black IPA though.

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Photo of harrymel
4.02/5  rDev -5%
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.

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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 1/2/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a 1+ finger head
S: Nice malt/hop balance; toasted malts and citrus/grassy hops
T: Matches the nose
M: Medium+ bodied
O: Definitely solid. If I can source a slightly fresher bottle I'm sure my score will increase

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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 cl from a bottle into a snifter

A: pitch black, two finger head that is creamy and sticky with a khaki color, very strong head retention, very strong lacing (you might just wanna dig through the head rather than wait on it to settle if you opt for the latter you'll be waiting a while)
S: subtle hop aroma, not a whole lot else, a little roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, but smell wise it is kind of weak
T: really excellent, manages the hoppy/roasty balancing act with an impressive amount of grace, in fact the mixture of the hops and the roasted malt give this beer an almost cherry like character, coffee note as well, it is roasty and zesty in perpetuity and makes the two aspect complement each other
M: watery and filling, this manages to be thin rather than syrupy which is interesting and while it doesn't necessarily add to the appeal it is not detrimental either
O: I love this beer, it's been at least over a year since I had it last and it is truly even better than I remember, if I could buy this locally it would always be in my fridge, a real treat. Side note, I'd love to have this on nitro, think that would be really cool and interesting

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 4,615 ratings.
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