Wookey Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Wookey JackWookey Jack

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

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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Photo of pkalix
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of kvgomps
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Pours black with a large head.
Nose shows pine, grapefruit, bready and nutty malt and a soft spicy hit.
More spicy rye as a flavour, along with a little roast. Some piny hops followed by a balanced finish.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jrenihan
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled July 6.

Beer is black with a medium-sized tan head. Moderate retention. Good lacing.

Citrus in the nose (orange, mango). Rye, roasted malt. All of the elements advertised are there.

Roasted mat in the nose, cocoa. Citrus fruit, mainly orange. Spicy rye. Moderately bitter. A good blend of the Black and the IPA, with the rye adding a nice twist.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit oily.

Overall, a very good black IPA. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Dope
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown with a large fluffy light brown head. Fades slowly leaving nice fluffy lacing everywhere. Island of foam remains for a very long period.

S: Sharp pine and grapefruit primarily with a touch of pineapple. Wonderful spicy rye with a hint of roasted malt. Some char and a bit of chocolate but it's mostly overpowered by the hops and rye.

T: Up front, lots of pine with some grapefruit. Resinous too. Turns into a strong spicy rye. Finally the roasted malt comes through but not too strong. There is just some bitter char and a little chocolate to back it up. Finishes piney and resinous with more rye in the background. As it warms the roasted malt is a bit stronger and balances well with the other flavors, making it even better.

M: Medium bodied, drying hoppiness with some sticky residual feel from the hop oils.

O: An excellent black IPA. The rye really adds a nice level of complexity that compliments the flavors. The roasted malt is largely overshadowed, I think it could be even better if it were stronger but it's still great. I really enjoyed this one, pretty much has some of my most favorite elements all in one beer. I love IPAs, rye beers and stouts/porters so this was a guaranteed hit for me.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Review from memory - sampled on a few occasions. Pitch black pour, visibly thick and with a nice beige head. Smells like roasted malts, toffee, pine and some citrus hops. The taste follows the same notes ,perfectly blended.

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Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MDDMD
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a big tan head and good lacing

S-very citrusy, pine, roasted malt, spices

T-grapefruit, pine, roasted grains, hints of caramel, anise and a nice bitter finish

F- medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, alcohol,well-balanced

O-Really enjoyed this black ale from F-W, a nice balance of flavors

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of khargro2
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of stortore
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.55/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of rawfish
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a touch lighter than black coffee with mahogany highlights. Forms a two finger high creamy toasted marshmallow head, and an attractive ring of lacing. Good retention.

Hops dominate the aroma with a blast of grapefruit that is floral and pungent with a pine accompaniment. No malt discernible on the nose but ends with a slight coffee.

Bright hop notes are set off right from the start that allow a hint of nutty malt complete with a bit of coffee and ash. The bitterness and acidity from the dark malt play nicely with the Cascade hop character. One dimensional, the dark malt plays almost no part, even as the beer warms.

Creamy with a touch of prickly carbonation. Sticky malt offsets the drying hops with a medium body. Alcohol is well hidden.

Bright hops are the center piece of this beer adding aroma and bitterness. Smooth even mouthfeel with a well hidden alcohol shows the FW craft. I didn't get much of the dark malt and felt it was rather pointless to brew this as a black ipa if the malt just gets buried under.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 4,611 ratings.
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