Wookey Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Wookey JackWookey Jack
BA SCORE
4.25/5
4,616 Ratings
Wookey JackWookey Jack
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#753
Reviews:
702
Ratings:
4,616
pDev:
8.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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342
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Photo of capnamerica
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wookey Jack
80 IBUs
8.3 ABV
Unfiltered Black Rye IPA

I really enjoyed this beer. Kudos to Firestone Walker for brewing a unique beer without taking it too far. It's not every day that I runn across an unfilter black rye IPA. I'd definitely recommed this beer.

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Photo of EQueezy
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

great take on a black ipa. not as roasty, hoppy as others in this style, but the rye really gives this a nice sweet aromatic flavor.

a - black, med head.

s - nice med roast notes, slight sweet rye aroma

t - great. good clean, semi bitter pull with a sweet (but not too sweet) rye finish. excellent taste.

m - great body. goes down almost as easy as other ipas; just a notch heavier in body than a classic ipa, but not as heavy as a porter or heavier ale.

o - will def buy this again. quite a unique taste and one of the few black ipas i've found on the shelf.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 34oz mug; jet black with a huge thick fluffy tan head that sticks around forever and leaves tons of awesome lacing. Looks awesome, and as a member of one of my favorite styles, I'm excited. Smell is piney hops, some rye, and slight chocolate/coffee from the darker malts. Taste is just awesome...smooth chocolatey malts with a perfect amount of piney hop bitterness and rye spiciness. Mouthfeel is amazingly smooth...this is a nearly perfect beer. Alcohol is hidden entirely for 8.5%.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just an excellent beer. Full bodied, hoppy and flavorful.
The aroma is spot on.
The color is darker than expected, but matches the flavor.
Very strong with a high alcohol content.
Would be perfect with a burger or some chicken wings.

Highly recommended!

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of bmwats
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Black or dark brown. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown white head. Thick residue and some spotty, persistent lacing.

S: Sourdough bread, oregano, and clove.

T: Roasted, peaty malt. A little molasses, black licorice, coffee, and plenty of unsweetened dark chocolate. Something of a woody character also.

M: Not heavy, but full flavored. Dry pungent finish. Woody and peaty.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, foamy head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is bready with some savory spice. Peaty and roasted malt, with some sweet and bitter notes. Great combination and balance. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,616 ratings
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