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

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Added by barleywinefiend on 03-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,611
Reviews:
702
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
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Ratings: 4,611 |  Reviews: 702
Photo of dandiprat2015
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ravenz98
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jams1220
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Farinag16447
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.43/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of silverblaze540
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - An abundance of creamy tan head (about 2 inches), which held well. Very dark.

S - Strong hop smell, with rye, pine trees, and a bit of orange peel.

T - A powerful pine tree hoppiness, but, oddly, not as much as expected. Front is a citrus flavor and middle is a pine forest, with a bitterness that holds.

M - Medium to thick body. Not a strong alcohol presence.

O - A piney bitterness, like an IPA, but the dark color of a stout. A bit on the bitter side, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of Brewcycler
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leilei143
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pnelting
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of k3ve
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khmel
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mataman
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerNoFear
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of AmandaTerry
4.87/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CHickman
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black color with a lot of bubbles racing up the brew like a Guinness which leads up to a creamy 1 finger khaki head that faded slowly and left very good lacing.

Smells of strong piney hops or pine cones, peppery spices and rye up front, followed by rich, roasted chocolate malts, grapefruit, caramel, citrus hops, coffee grinds and earthy or leafy notes. Balanced with the nice roast of the malt and grains mixing well with the spices if the hops. Zero sign of the alcohol in the nose, with the hops actually winning the arm wrestling match for attention at the end.

The rye is a nice addition and starts the taste off just like the aroma, with strong piney hops/pine cones, bitter grapefruit, peppery spices with some cinnamon and white pepper up front, followed by rye, roasted chocolate malts, charred wood, caramel, lemon,citrus hops, orange peel, coffee grinds, tea leaf, cocoa powder, dry floral hops and what seems like a crisp, burnt chocolate chip cookie dunked in hop oil. Balance is really nice with the shifts from hoppy to roasty taking place in every sip, adding nice complexities that keep you guessing. Spices are mild and add zest to counter the roasted grains/malts.

Mouthfeel is average but on the smooth side with average to almost high carbonation, a medium almost bordering on chewy body and a nice slightly bitter, roasted finish that's got a balanced weaving of the fresh dry hops, rye and roasted malts. Aftertaste is almost sweet, letting the hops come through again as the char fades.

Black IPA, American Black Ale, however you want to label this hybrid, just keep this beer in mind as it is a great example, extremely tasty and hides the ABV perfectly. Really solid beer, I look forward to having it again.

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Photo of MrJuengling
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gouettn
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rickrem
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark living up to the 'black'. On draft with a small head with very minimal lacing.

Nice toasty malt wit the rye coming through with just a touch of spice. Some coffee coming through with the piney bitterness

Very lightly carbonated and balanced feel.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tannerlondon
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brettwill
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffreytmoore
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 4,611 ratings.
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