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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

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Added by barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#766
Reviews:
702
Ratings:
4,619
pDev:
8.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Bottled 31 Aug, 2014

The beer pours into a Duvel glass with a light tan 1" head on the dark brown, almost black liquid. While the head recedes fairly soon, there are rings of lacing on the side facing a way from me with patches and large speckles of foam on the side where I'm sipping. Most of the surface remains covered with a thin layer of foam for quite a while.

The smell is more or less like dark chocolate with some cattiness from the hops mixed in and sometimes dominationg the smell.

The flavors are fairly complex, with dark chocolate from the roasted malt, some almost but not quite burnt character giving way to the catty flavor and then dryness from the hops.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and the finish begins in in the dark almost burnt chocolate of the dark malt and gradually fades into a nice dryness that invites another sip.

Overally this is a nicely drinkable beer and one that has a great deal of balance from the ingredients playing together nicely. The malt could taste burnt but does not, the hops could have a stronger catty character but don't linger long enough to become unpleasant. On the this is a good example of the style which I'll be happy to have again in the future.

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,619 ratings
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