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RATINGS: 1014   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours pretty much black with a finger and a half of a light mocha head. The head dissipates slowly and leaves a nice blanket of thick lacing. Smells of grapefruit, maybe some orange, some rye, perhaps some carmel, a tiny bit of roasted qualities. Has some resinous qualities, but expected more on the nose. Taste starts with the resinous hops: some grapefruit, some mango, pine. Nice carbonation and feels crisp on the tongue. Then in the middle you get a nice creamy texture that washes out the resinous qualities of the hops and makes for a much smoother, yet spicier beer from the rye. On the finish, the beer transforms into more hops, including some pine and more floral and fruity qualities. In addition, there emerges a nice addition of roasted and rye malts; almost a coffee-like finish along with the hop qualities. Very interesting how the beer shifts halfway through the flavor profile and then comes back with more intense flavors on the back end. Medium body with a slick and creamy texture. Gets more complex as it warms. I think this is a really good beer, but I don’t think it lives up to the hype it receives. I think I would like it much more if it was a fresher bottle.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (868) - 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

4.3
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3350) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5659) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
On tapbscura lievi note torrefatte secca quasi speziato nota caffe secchezza media buon amaro leggermente agrumato

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (287) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (229) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3440) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (608) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joepopp (1) - - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Lost somewhere between an IPA and a stout, this is my go to 2nd beer. Firestone does it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (148) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Poured from a 650 ml bottle. Bottled on 3/17/14 stamped on the label. Pours an opaque black color. Smells of roasted malt, sweet caramel, rich hops. Tastes sweet upon first sip with a nice chocolatey middle and a dry roasted malt finish with a pleasant bitterness. Quite good despite the high alcohol content. Definitely try this one!


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