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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

September 26, 2014

22 oz bottle, tulip

A – Pours dark brown to black, with excellent clarity, dark tan foam on top. About an inch of medium-thick head, slowly fading to a nice thin layer of foam on top. Despite the color, has a somewhat light visual impression.

S – A lot of elements of a porter, a dark, sweet maltiness with hints of toffee and chocolate. A ton of hops follow, with some grassy, citrus aromas.

T – If I hadn’t seen it, would probably peg this is a straight higher-alcohol APA or American IPA. The dark malts add some of their own bitterness, but some thicker malty carbonation aids in the balance. Again, some toffee and maybe vanilla from the malt, citrus and a touch of tropical from the hops, slight alcohol warmth.

M – Despite a ton of hoppiness, this is pretty full-bodied on the front, and has a sudsy thickness. Bitterness moves to the front and lingers on the palate.

O – Black IPA has a lot of room for interpretation, and I feel like this is a solid example of the style. Malty, fruity, bitter, and complex. Very enjoyable.

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Pours a near-black, with just a hint of brown showing where light manages to get through. A big creamy tan head hangs on a long time, eventually settling down in to a nice disk, leaving tight soapy lacing. The aroma is lighter, with light roasted malt and pine hops. The taste, though, kicks it into a higher gear with roasted malt, burnt sugar, and floral and fruit hops adding to the pine. The body is nice and smooth, with just a little bite from the hops on the finish. A great black ale.

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Bottled on 7/31/2014

Black in color with almost no head. Smell is malty and grassy hops. Thinner mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Taste is boozy, hoppy/piney bitterness with hints of caramel malt, rye spice and chocolate. Good overall but was hoping for more based on reviews and my own enjoyment of both union jack and double jack.

Had again 12/24...much better. A great black IPA

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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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