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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

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Ratings:
4,615
Reviews:
702
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
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342
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Ratings: 4,615 |  Reviews: 702
Photo of demian317
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22oz bomber.
Dark ruby hue, fantastic French bread nose with enough yeasty undertones to accentuate a buttery mouthfeel. Alcohol proportionate to the IBU content. Bread, faint Nutella notes complimented by brisk hop overtones notable of the style, but this is, thank God, not another smash mouth IPA ubiquitous these days. Old school and very delicious.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Firestone Walker Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours nearly black, with a frothy light brown head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, pine, spruce, citrus, a little tropical fruit, and a touch of toffee sweetness.

T: It might be dark as night but the hops jump right to the front with pine, citrus, orange, grapefruit, and lemon, tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, and peach, backed with roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, a faint hint smoke, spicy rye, earthy herbal notes, and a little toffee sweetness.

M: Medium to full body, just the right carbonation bite before going down silky smooth.

O: It's an absolute shame this beer is going away. I really hope Firestone has a change of heart and opts to make this a seasonal (at the least) instead of ushering it into retirement. What a truly wonderful beer!

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Photo of mytu420
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. Bottled on August 30th 2016.

L: Very dark brown almost black, Finger width tan head with excellent lacing.

S: Roasted malt in the form of caramel and pine and citrus hops.

T: Pine and citrus hops up front, mellow into the sweeter malt, not completely balanced but still good. Pepper presence from the Rye.

F: Light bodied, dry mouthfeel.

O: It's decent but lacking complexity.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrKarl
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black/brown color with a grey/beige head. Pine and citrus with malt. Taste follows nose pine and citrus hops blend with sweet malts and dankness. sweet mouth feel of malts and some lingering bitter hops . 12 oz bottle is perfect

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Photo of Idrankthat
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

blackish color with a tan head that leaves some patches of lace. pleasantly aromatic. notes of citrus, orange and lemon perhaps, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, earthy pine and grassiness, peppery spice and toasted malts. mouthfeel seems appropriate - medium light with a bit of creaminess to it.

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Photo of drahodo
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of COIPAplz
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewaddict
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 3/16/16 from notes:

L - Pours a cola color with a thick cream colored head
S - I get mostly malt and caramel
T - Creamy medium toasted malt with hop finish
F - It's a little thin and dry
O - My brain always thinks stout when I drink dark beers, but the black IPA is a unique experience.

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Photo of Lunchboxhead
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle dated 10/6/16 into a tulip glass.

L - black with a one-finger khaki head, some bubbles visible, tons of lacing left behind
S - roasted malt, touches of chocolate, pine and citrus
T - follows nose, roasty chocolate leads with a hint of espresso followed by piney bitterness from the hops, a little bit of citrus juiciness
F - moderate carbonation, nice semi-dry finish
O - incredible balance in this beer, a medley of classic black ale flavors with no one element overpowering the others

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Photo of ordybill
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a half pint glass. The appearance is a clear dark brown with a very large thick brown head. The aroma is hops, pine and some malt. The taste is a very strong blend of malt and hops with some detectable alcohol. A very good beer.

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Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great dark brown appearance with some head and a low carbonation level. Very hoppy aroma. Taste is very smooth hoppy and fruity with no hint of alcohol aftertaste

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Photo of beFullCircle
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good head leaves light to moderate lacing on a lovely deep soil brown black.

Rye is present throughout; it's spiciness is the first thing to hit the tongue and it permeates through out adding to the fringes of the hops and combining with the malts general profile.

Feels quite smooth and lightly carbonated throughout but the rye makes it feel more tumultuous and thick than the carbonation implies.

Quite good.

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Photo of EdFed
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 4,615 ratings.
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