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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,615
Reviews:
702
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
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Ratings: 4,615 |  Reviews: 702
Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkmarth
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quempas
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Maryobeerian
3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured at a local bar. I love Firestone but this is not one of my favorites. Layered but not in a good way, a bit of burnt malt sweet and chalky coffee. I imagine I could have experienced better at a different pub.

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Photo of organizized
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pennalty17
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

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

My first "Black IPA" experience. A pleasant experience. Black as night. A roasty aroma. Taste is roasted malt and caramel balanced against a nice piney hop profile. Nice carbonation, a little thin in the mouthfeel. Overall, I enjoyed the balance. I enjoyed the uniqueness of the IPA. it may be a gateway for me into the Rye IPA field. I will definitely be finishing the 4-pack.

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Photo of seedyone
3.56/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

10/08/16 From bottle at home. Dated 7/24/15. The malt & rye combo reaches a point that starts to taste like a mellow bittersweet chocolate & I have no problem there.

10/27/15 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. I'a huge Firestone Walker fan so there were expectations. The appearence is black as night. The less then pure white head gives way to a vague lacing. The roasty aspects & rye dominate the aroma & flavor to the point of distraction. I had hoped for so much more.

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Photo of UnderStageMan
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FreshHawk
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wookey jack IPA.

22oz bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased while cross border shopping. Bottled June 26, 2015

Appearance - evil looking dark black coloured beer. Impressive two fingers of beige head with great retention. loads of sticky lacing behind on the glass. Lots of bubbles rising up to create a frothy top that lasts for a number of minutes.

Smell - dark and roasty aromas, with plenty of citrus punchy some caramel notes blend nicely with the sweet citrus of pineapple, mandarin orange and a small element of grapefruit. Nose isn't as big as expected, although the bottle is not at its pinnacle of its freshness.

Taste - plenty of roasty malts with some browned caramel malt flavours, lots of citrusy hops and a rather sweet and smooth finish. Flavours not as bold as I'd expect from a big black IPA, although freshness could be an issue here.

Mouthfeel - smooth with good carbonation, ridiculously easy to drink. Modest body and a juicy finish.

Overall - a very good beer, that I think that having a fresh bottle would put this over the edge and put it into truly great category. A little more citrus and bitter hops would make this truly marvellous.

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

22oz bottle.

A: Opaque. Large amount of foam and persists.
S: Intense roasted aroma. Moderate hops: citrus and grassy.
T: Roasted coffee. Orange peel and grassy. Moderate bitterness. Dry.
M: Full bodied.
O: The spicy character from rye is not obvious. Decent black IPA though.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian29
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Redgoatman
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of me4657
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark blackish brown. Nice craggy head fades to sustained oatmeal froth. Good lacing.

Substantial body without being viscous; pleasant!

Caramel and roasted malts, pleasant bitterness throughout attains full expression in finish.

Intense!

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

Look: Dark brown body. Thick and creamy head that is light brown.
Smell: Some hops and some malts. Nothing discerning at this time. More hops than malts. Refreshing after smelling a Fort George Fresh IPA that is an assault on the senses with hops.
Taste: Surprisingly nice taste. Pine and not so sweet malts. With the taste, the grains are at the forefront, and the hops are in the backseat. 60/40 split. Nonetheless, this is good to go.
Feel: Medium. Not crisp. Far from astringent mouth feel at the end, but it's there.

Overall - I would like a fresh bottle. Malty goodness with hoppy niceness.

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Photo of Dirt286
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chavabeer84
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SpaethJam
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wookey Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 4,615 ratings.
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