Wookey Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a pint glass

A: black pour with lots of head. Good retention and lacing . Head is white/ brown.

S: slight burnt notes, lots of citrus hops though in addition. Earthy tones also. Sweet fragrant hops not dank

T: like it a lot. Hops up front. Certainly an IPA with plenty of flavor. Complex though with burnt char slight acrid taste. Lots of fruity overtones also. Slight chocolate and molasses.

M: full slight chewy tone. A good amount of carbonation. Not stout like at all. Again it's an IPA thru and thru.

O: excellent brew. Many different favors that work together. Better than mist regular IPA or DIPA. Rye comes through in a way similar to Sucks but that burnt taste really caps it off.

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

Serving- bottle into a tumbler

Appearance- wonderful rich, ebony with a slight ruby around the edge. Finger and a half of a tan head.

Nose- A very wonderful aroma of dark hops. Not fruity but more piney, spicy and perhaps grassy.

Mouthfeel- Medium with a smooth finish.

Taste- Extremely well balanced. I anticipated a flavor much more lopsided toward the hops, but this beer showcases all that is good with a Cascadian Dark Ale; sturdy malt backbone on which the hops ride and showcase their beauty. It is bitter but not so overpowering you don't get good notes of dark malt, too. Dry and not too sweet. Dark, piney hops.

Overall- Really perfect for a CDA. I mean, I don't really have any faults with this beer. You can tell it is made of good stuff and it isn't so lopsided with either the malt/alcohol or hop bitterness. I could see anyone who enjoys bitter beers but isn't a total hophead convert to like this treat.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a thick brown that is practically black except when examined under a penetrating light That will only reveal the true color but is still impenetrable. The head is alight tan that is thick and leaves a very full lacing down the glass.

The nose is a spicy malt wit the hops being nicely dominant and pleasantly balanced with the smokiness, chocolate and coffee notes that result from the rich malt.

The taste is a very strong blending of hops that is very bitter riding on a semi-sweet to dry malt that has the similar notes of chocolate, coffee and some hints of molasses and spice with a sharp hop bite up front that fades to a pleasant hop finish.

The mouthfeel is just right for this brew with it being full and flavorful but not too heavy.

Overall, this is a very drinkable beer and is very enjoyable. I highly recommend this one.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good drinking draft and spot on black IPA solid offering. Very good, another solid Firestone Walker offering. Black bodied, assertive carbonation. Average mouthfeel. Solid hops, solid roast,anise. Rye spice adds some edge. Roast aroma. Significant grapefruit.

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Photo of Dsimenson
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a very dark brown, almost black, unfiltered, nice lacing. Aroma is hops, grapefruit, pine, a bit of caramel, very nice. Flavor is okey, piney, dark roasted malt, a bit of coffee and caramel. I feel like I'm in the lumber yard and inhaling deeply with my mouth open. Mouthfeel is medium thick, not quite chewy. Overall the is an outstanding black IPA.

Ok, I'm updating my review. Take a brick. Soak it in fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice for a few days. Then steep in strong espresso for a few more days. Sprinkle with hops, and you've got Wookey Jack.

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,623 ratings
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