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Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA

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RATINGS: 1016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Wookey Jack is our first foray into the dark outer world of black IPAs. Rich dark malts and spicy rye careen into bold citrus laden hops creating a new dimension in IPA flavor. This brew has been left unfiltered and unfined to retain all of its texture and character. At 60 IBUs, Wookey Jack is gnarly on the outside yet complex and refined on the inside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shinskyweiser (42) - - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a dark brown, nearly black. Thick brown head holds strong. Smells of spice, cherry and chocolate. Taste of bitter chocolate, floral spice, a hint of roasted coffee and bitter cherry. I don't usually like rye beers or even black ipa's but this is well done. Not overly spicy with the makes it very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mp_lane (61) - Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours extremely dark, with 2 fingers of tan head. Aroma is so pleasant, sweet with a nice fruity hop note. Flavor is excellent balance of barrel aged maltiness and some sweet balance to the bitterness. One of the finest beers from FW.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (872) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a small foamy beige head and thick broken lacing. Big peppery rye and sweet malt aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are rye, light licorice, dark breads, and medium roast malt. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel and light warmth in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1735) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Smakprov på CBC i Köpenhamn 2014. Smak och doft av humle, choklad, nötter, passionfrukt, grapefrukt och citrus. Fruktig, sträv, lagom sötma, beska med smak av tall och citrusskal. Väl balanserad. En riktigt bra BIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3351) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Bottled on 10/31/14. The aroma on this is super dank and hempy. Lots of green, leafiness. Pine. Quite aromatic. Scantly transparent black body with a large, frothy, rocky light tan head. Starts with some initial sweet chocolate and nutty character, before this becomes spicy and herbal with a good deal of rye in the middle. Finishes with more piney and grapefruity hop bitterness. This has slight roast present, and it’s actually what I want in a black IPA. Lots of hops and bitterness, with essentially no roast. This is one of 3 black IPAs that I have ever enjoyed. Kudos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5681) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
On tapbscura lievi note torrefatte secca quasi speziato nota caffe secchezza media buon amaro leggermente agrumato

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (288) - HONG KONG - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Dark black-brown cola pour. Aroma is big hops - piney, grassy, fruity - and a bit boozy. Roasted malt doesn't come out til the taste. It's very bitter too, with a spicy crispness (rye?). Good slightly creamy palate. Not as balanced between the crisp IPA side and roasted stout side as other black IPAs but still a very good beer overall. Maybe expectations were too high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (230) - HONG KONG - NOV 21, 2014
From Q Club. Inky black, cream-coloured head with huge clumpy bubbles. Lots of fizzy lacing. Smells more like an IPA than a black IPA: grassy fruity hop, tangerine, lemon, pith, tiny hint of soap (Amarillo/Cascade?). Tastes very bitter, very dark malt, rye, pepper. Body is softly carbonated, thin, bitter finish. Bright, bitter and grassy. Good but a little odd, and less stout-y than I'd like. Solid beer, but expected a bit more from a Firestone black IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3444) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours a deep sable just a flea’s eyebrow above black with a thick light tan head that leaves generous lacing. Woody, hoppy aroma has a tempting rye undertone. Pay aroma has strong woody and rye notes plus hints of roast malt and caramel. Firm, smooth texture leaves a hoppy, rye, and caramel finish. Woo key or wookiee, unleash your inner beast!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (609) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with big tan head. Nose is pine and some malt. Taste is more citrus. Rye really comes through in the aftertaste.

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