Wookey Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Wookey JackWookey Jack
4,616 Ratings
Wookey JackWookey Jack

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wookey Jack is a very dark mahogany color. It’s not quite opaque. Backlighting reveals some burgundy and garnet highlights at the edges. Nice color though. It’s capped with a tan head that stands about a finger and a half tall. It’s rather quick to recede to a surface covering. Holds there for a while. It left a thick, sticky web of lace trailing down the glass. Good lookin’ stuff.

If the nose is any indication, this is going to be good. It kicks off with a nice citric hop scent. Grapefruit, orange, and pine are the most notable scents. It definitely has a spicy side to it. There’s no questioning the rye’s presence. The malt base is a nice mix of chocolate, roasted, and light caramel. It smells a little sweet, but it doesn’t seem like milk chocolate. That aspect is more cocoa-ish. There’s an interesting burnt or charred scent that smells like espresso. Alcohol is blended very well. I’m not getting much. Smells really good.

The flavor is even a little better. Wow! This is great stuff! The malt base is an effective combo of chocolate, caramel, and roasted varieties. The chocolate variety is bittersweet and dark with a touch of cocoa. It does have a charred coffee flavor. Tastes like espresso. Rye imparts a nice spicy flavor that works really well with the citric hop flavors that follow. Grapefruit and orange flavors are very tasty. To a lesser degree, there is a little pine. It is a little bitter, but the malts stabilize it pretty well. Alcohol isn’t much of a factor at all. Finishes with a mix of malty, hoppy, and spicy flavors. Excellent!

Wookey Jack has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. Feels a little thin. Carbonation is light and restrained. Bubbles are soft. For what it’s worth, it definitely goes down easily and quickly.

Firestone Walker did a great job with Wookey Jack. Its greatest assets is its ability to showcase delicious hop flavors and spicy rye at the same great. The dark malt flavors complement those flavors extremely well. If you haven’t tried, seek a bottle out. You’ll be glad you did.

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A - thick black cloud with a foamy brown head
S - faint hint of hops
T - smooth creamy flavor, nearly stout-like though with a bit more hopped up flavor
M - thick, creamy
O - A fine balance between a stout and pale ale makes this a beer that seems almost sessionable despite the 8.3% ABV

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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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