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RATINGS: 1011   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2013
I've not developed a taste for stouts and this tasted like a hoppy stout. I think Firestone Walker did a good job within this style, but I didn't enjoy it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5595) - 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 (284) - 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 (227) - 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 (3435) - 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 (600) - 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 (143) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Very nice aroma of rye and citrus. Flavor matches with the addition of a pleasant bitter-sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
22oz bottle - Would it be frowned upon if Firestone just automatically received a 4.0 for their beer across the board? Because I really have a hard time not loving everything they make. They’re like the West Coast version of New Glarus. A fantastic IPA (whether it’s black or not is no matter), with a phenomenal aroma. A big piney/citrus haymaker punch right to the olfactory sensory, and an uppercut sweet tropical fruits and cattyness. The more I smelled it, the more the cattyness comes out in this. The guys at FW must have dry-hopped the beejeezus outta this, because the flavor is quite subdued compared to the aroma. A nice balance of sweet malts, tropical fruits, floral hops and fresh bread. A big full body helps keep all these flavors from getting lost and in the end, you wind up with one great friggin’ beer. To have this and Sucaba back to back, made this weekend a great weekend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsadich (12) - Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2014
The color is a deep brown very little lacing when poured. Great citrus hop upfront as the initial taste, followed by a very good smokey rye taste that lingers. Very good cool fall day beer.


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