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:
#768
Reviews:
702
Ratings:
4,623
pDev:
8.71%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a foamy head head that is a milk chocolate brown that leaves quite a bit of lacing. The beer itself appears to be a jet black but under further inspection is actually a very dark brown. The beer smell is a mix between the hops, rye, and malt. The rye is the strongest of the three and is bolstered by the hops. The malts give a hint of roastness to the smell but is very small. The beer taste is pretty good with a nice balance between the rye spice, malt, and hops. The hops have a bitter citrus taste while the malts provide a nice roasted flavor to the mix. After the beer warms up a bit, the beer also has a slight caramel flavor. The rye spice mixes very well and its funk compliments the hops but does not overcome it. The mouthfeel is interesting. The beer is medium-bodied and thicker than an average IPA. The feel is slightly creamy. Biting carbonation. Overall, this is a great Rye IPA and worth getting. I can certainly see why it's high on most people's list.

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This brew pours jet black with a small tan head. Nice aroma dominated by american hops with a burnt malty backdrop. The taste on this beer is unbelievable. The burnt malt and hop characteristics blend perfectly and the result is a stunningly balanced brew. This is by far the best Black American Ale / Black IPA i've had to date. Another winner from Firestone Walker!

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A:
Pours jet black with hints of chocolate with fluffy and active two fingers of tan head that maintains itself really well, eventually settling at a healthy film. Very good retention; nice thick layers of lacing.

S:
Sharp, dry, astringent hops right off the bat with roasty nut odors interspersed with pineapple and wet grass.

T:
Rich, soft and well-balanced hop and malt interplay, but hops definitely dominate the flavor. Dirt, coffee grounds, underripe pineapple and slightly metallic rye flavors.

M:
Soft and sharp with a creamy and consistent feel when you give it a quick swish. The beer is pretty dry- and quick-feeling on the whole with some prickly carbonation and some parching bitterness at the finish.

O:
Fabulous beer!
This is a rare treat, indeed. An American beer that manages to be wholly well-balanced and in tune with itself while still maintaining a strong 'punch-you-in-the-face-with-flavor' feel.
The beer pours very nice and looks just like you would hope. The smell hints at what is to come but doesn't give it away. Finally, the taste manages to take it up a notch but the rye (I think) keeps it even and mellow. The palate is the same way, being both prickly and soft, sharp and creamy. The flavor and feel lingers, but diminishes just fast/well enough that it makes it very drinkable. Excellent.
Will try to have again; worth getting a hold of.

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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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