Wookey Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown nearly pitch black color with a one finger tan colored head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is a blend of hoppy smells and more roasted smells as would be expected for a black IPA. The roasted smells are largely of a coffee and toasted malt aroma with the hop being predominantly of a pine and earthy smell. While these are the bulk aromas other aromas of grapefruit and chocolate find their way to the nose as well giving a rather robust and dark smelling brew.

Taste – The taste begins much heavier of lightly roasted malt and a rye flavor more than of anything else. Upfront there is only a lighter presence of a grapefruit citrus hop, but as the flavors advance this changes, with flavor of pine hop increasing in strength throughout the taste. A light chocolate flavor seems to come and go in the taste, being taken over in the end by an earthy hop flavor as well as some roasted coffee flavors. The roasted coffee gets quite potent toward the end, overshadowing the rest of the flavors, to leave a rather coffee bitter and moderately hoppy roasted flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the average side as well. A slightly thicker body may have been slightly better for the roasted flavors of the brew, but even so, the feel was quite all right.

Overall – A pretty decent black IPA, but nothing too outstanding in my mind. It ended with a bit too much coffee bitterness, which took away from much of the nice hop undertones that were present. It was worth the try, but not one I would go back to with any real occasion.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Poured from a 22oz bomber bottle into a Speigelau IPA glass. A super dark brown/near black color with a thick 2 finger tan head. Great retention. One of the damn finest beers my eyes have seen

S- Pine hops, dank hoppy resins, touch of tabacco leaf, with some citrus, and a caramel malt presence.

T- Very smooth. Not a huge hop presence as expected, but maybe due to the age. If so, it ages just fine. Taste follows nose, but with a flavorful cross of pale and dark caramel malts that blends well with the earthy tone. Hops come back in the finish with the bitterness, accompanied by touch of rye spice.

M- Love the feel of this one. So creamy. Mid to full body. Smooth with lil to no alcohol detected.

O- Nothing wrong with this effort from FW. Quite an anticipation built up and i wasn't let down. Not sure what wookey dust is, but i seem to like it.

Bottled on 1/10/13
Consumed on 5/7/13

$7 for bomber bottle

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Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,623 ratings