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RATINGS: 1163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattSweatshirt (9) - - MAR 28, 2013 does not count
Bomber dated 03/04/13 Pours out looking like a stout with a black body you can’t see any light through and a khaki head. Great lacing and good head retention. Sweet citrus fruit and pine hop aromas. The rye peeks through with a nice little spice. The taste opens with a hit of hop flavor and bitterness upfront and the bitterness lingers throughout the taste which is nice. This thing is heavily hopped. Big citrus and pine flavors. The malts come through nicely as well providing rye spiciness, roastedness, and breadiness. Medium bodied and carbonated. Goes down smooth. Very nice. I’m glad Firestone Walker is now available in Texas. This beer is superb. Don’t have much to compare it to in the Black IPA category, but it is delicious. The added rye is a nice touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2559) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Draught at bar. Black color, beige head. Sttong bitter taste with citrus, caramel, roasted malts, nuts, grapefruit, pine and resin. Nice balance of hops and malts in body. Bitter finish with grapefruit and coffee. Magnificent black IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (4323) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Mille mercis à Ben pour ce monstre! Une robe presque noire et sa tête mousseuse qui est résistante. Un nez déstabilisant et envoûtant. Des notes houblonnées qui volent la vedette. Je pense, entre autre, au Citra. Il y a des parfums vraiment citronnés. Je sens aussi de la résine et des fleurs. Un aspect mentholé se développe: est-ce l’alcool? La base maltée montre des pointes chocolatées et des notes de pain de seigle rôti. J’aime ces céréales lorsqu’elles restent sur leurs positions. Sur les papilles, un travail artistiquement houblonné et assez complexe. Des saveurs de marijuana et de fleurs séchées. Des notes évidentes de pamplemousse. Des aiguilles de pin et d’autres choses vertes. Des céréales qui arrivent à un moment opportun. Un seigle qui transporte ses habituels éléments épicés. Une sensation en bouche très réussie. Un corps dense mais souple. Une texture qui se montre tantôt crémeuse et tantôt huileuse. Une finale intense, résineuse et florale, enrobée par des notes rôties et chocolatées. Homérique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6355) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle, dark suede brown, creamy tan foam, aroma is some hoppy black roast, flavor of crushed Oreos, hoppy pine, nice roasty dirt finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
I haven’t been a fan of this style, but I really loved this. Pours black. Aroma- piney citrus, chocolate, and a bit of spicy rye. The taste combines these flavors extremely well. You get the citrus hops chocolate and the rye. You can taste each one individually, but they all blend extremely well together. Great beer. The best black ipa I’ve had yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (356) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Good... Easy to drink...very balenced... Nice hop presence...don't know where it falls in the black ipa category...good yes...legendary????? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3405) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for sharing this. A well balanced black IPA, it has all the aspects of a top notch West Coast beer. I haven’t tried many Firestone Walker releases but I do not see turning them down if offered. So far all have been solid.

Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated and murky, the black base is decorated by a sheen of cocoa head. Malty notes carry coffee grounds and deep hops. The vegetatal aspect is distracting unfortunately.

Flavor / Palate - Hopped up black coffee sparks the palate into action. A resiny feel rests on the back of the throat. Well rounded this does not have any big surprises. However neither does it disappoint. This is recommended if you pick up a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours black with a beige head. Tastes of grapefruit and pine with a chocolate roasted malt flavor. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Black poor, khaki head. Nose is rye, fresh tropical fruit, hops, citrus, papaya, excellent. Very smooth on the palate, fresh hops, rye, chewy, very smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1961) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Bottled. Pours black. Creamy tan head. Slightly hop flavor real smooth easy to drink. Lovely balanced.

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