Wookey Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Wookey JackWookey Jack
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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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a dark brown/black with a thin soapy head. Lacing is decent and head retention is minimal. There are some very nice glints of red through the sides however.

A: Huge fruity citrus, mango and zesty hop notes. A subtle backdrop of chocolatey roasted malt and some spicy rye character. Some mild fruity esters are present complimenting the hops.

T/M: Smooth but prominent bitterness swells with big, sweet, tropical and citrus hop notes and some light roasted malt character and some earthy rye flavor. Caramel sweetness is also present in moderation, giving a nice backdrop to the hop and roasted flavors. The yeast does a tremendous job of blending in with the rest of the beer profile, as well as not thinning the beer out to much, leaving a nice full body. Aftertastes consists of lingering fruity citrus notes, gentle roasted malt, and some earthy, spicy rye notes.

Overall, one of the best American Black Ales I have ever had. Some people feel this style is just a novelty, but beers like this and Stone's Sublimely Self Righteous go to prove that they are every bit as delicious as any style out there. Every time I open a bottle of this I am amazed at how well balanced and delicious it is. Drink Fresh.

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Served from a 22 oz bomber into an imperial pint glass.

A: Deep dark black with a thick, creamy 2" head that lingers for several minutes. Seriously frothy lacing that lasts and lasts.
S: An intoxicating blend of boozy malt and piney bitter hops
T: A sweet malty lead that is quickly cut by a complex blend of hops. No one hop characteristic stands out, but it balances the malt perfectly.
M: Creamier than I would expect from an IPA, but a solid level of carbonation brings the bitterness to the fore.
O: An outstanding beer. The first black rye-based IPA I've had that actually used the rye to great effect. It offers a nice, crisp dry character and a richness that truly makes this beer unique.

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 4,615 ratings
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