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

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Ratings:
4,605
Reviews:
699
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WickedBeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a standard 12oz into a short stem tulip glass. 8.2% ABV.

Look: Awesome jet black color, almost no head of foam, trace amounts of lacing.
Smell: Roasted malts, sweet chocolate, hints of coffee. Very subtle pine as it warms.
Taste: Much more hop forward. Bitter, piney, much more coffee. Even malt character that gives it a necessary balance. Really nice profile.
Feel: Low but sharp levels of carbonation, smooth but sticky. Pretty light body.

Great beer overall. Incredible aromas balanced by a hop forward , malt balanced Rhye IPA. Exactly what you'd want and expect from the style.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.54/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hawkssb04
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeyBadnews
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I don't feel like writing a review, but this deserves it's high ratings. I don't see many black IPAs but the ones I;ve tried don't compare.

Smells like chocolatey alcohol, creamy malts, clean water, bitterness if you look for it.

Taste blends hop bitterness with the roasted creaminess of the rye.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mack
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I REALLY like this one. Never had this style of beer before and I was incredibly surprised with how great it was. Citrus and bitter hops along with chocolate (similar to orange laced dark chocolate). I can't wait to try more of these styles of beers.

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Photo of B_B
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tre1994
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of demian317
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22oz bomber.
Dark ruby hue, fantastic French bread nose with enough yeasty undertones to accentuate a buttery mouthfeel. Alcohol proportionate to the IBU content. Bread, faint Nutella notes complimented by brisk hop overtones notable of the style, but this is, thank God, not another smash mouth IPA ubiquitous these days. Old school and very delicious.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Firestone Walker Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours nearly black, with a frothy light brown head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, pine, spruce, citrus, a little tropical fruit, and a touch of toffee sweetness.

T: It might be dark as night but the hops jump right to the front with pine, citrus, orange, grapefruit, and lemon, tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, and peach, backed with roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, a faint hint smoke, spicy rye, earthy herbal notes, and a little toffee sweetness.

M: Medium to full body, just the right carbonation bite before going down silky smooth.

O: It's an absolute shame this beer is going away. I really hope Firestone has a change of heart and opts to make this a seasonal (at the least) instead of ushering it into retirement. What a truly wonderful beer!

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Photo of mytu420
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. Bottled on August 30th 2016.

L: Very dark brown almost black, Finger width tan head with excellent lacing.

S: Roasted malt in the form of caramel and pine and citrus hops.

T: Pine and citrus hops up front, mellow into the sweeter malt, not completely balanced but still good. Pepper presence from the Rye.

F: Light bodied, dry mouthfeel.

O: It's decent but lacking complexity.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrKarl
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a black/brown color with a grey/beige head. Pine and citrus with malt. Taste follows nose pine and citrus hops blend with sweet malts and dankness. sweet mouth feel of malts and some lingering bitter hops . 12 oz bottle is perfect

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 4,605 ratings.
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