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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#770
Reviews:
702
Ratings:
4,620
pDev:
8.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 4,620 |  Reviews: 702
Photo of Justinprintz
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KnightS
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice

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Photo of Nmgreen
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevem68
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep Amber / chocolate color with a nice foam head. Aroma of malts and rye. Flavor is roasty, malty and a touch sweet. You get a mild hop profile. Overall one of the better black IPAs I've had

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Photo of Noooddle
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sheenisgod
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ellis1701
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dunklevice
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmiah22
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blknikon
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mbjb0720
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bretribution
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RandyV
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the kind of beer that built FW's reputation. Great hybrid type ale with a nice hop bite, spicy rye characteristic, all nicely balanced with malt sweetness. Add in some stout like bitter chocolate and coffee notes and you have one fine CDA, American black ale, black ipa (choose your lingo). Thank you Firestone!

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Photo of shekletona
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HippieDave56
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopyard57
4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brian15
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dikfour
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Three fingers of almost brown head is retained nicely. Beer is pretty close to pitch black. Dark brown around the edge of the glass. Pretty lacing.

Smell: Toasty chocolate and toffee comingle with sharp rye and an understated hop profile.

Taste: Rye really comes out and dominates this palate. The roast is pleasantly mild. Hop and bitter finish is almost overlooked by the quality of the malt pressance but really presents its self nicely after a few sips. Pretty dang well balanced and fairly complex.

Feel: A little creamy. A little warmth from the high ABV. Pretty near perfect body.

Overall: Really freaking good. Totally worth the $12 for the 4 pack. Hop heads looking to get into darker beers, this is a good place to start.

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Photo of dd43
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the better rye based ales I've tasted. I don't always gravitate towards rye in the mash bill, but it just works exceedingly well in this beer. Robust piney hop bitterness, some roasted coffee accents on the nose, and a dark bakers chocolate flavor note are the highlights. The persistent foam cap is an added bonus. Alcohol is present but in a really appealing way, not overpowering but instead adding to the overall rich character and aroma. Drinks lighter than the appearance would suggest. I understand why this beer gets so much praise, and it deserves the hype. You won't find many black ales superior to this.

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Photo of jseidl
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dirrrty_Kurty
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brett606
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,620 ratings
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