Review: Firestone Walker Brewing Company Wookey Jack | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Firestone Walker Brewing Company Wookey Jack
93 out of 100
Firestone Walker Brewing Company Wookey Jack

Style: Black IPA

ABV: 8.3 IBU: 80

93/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Wookey Jack

What the brewers say

“A unique twist on the Cascadian Dark Ale style. Wookey Jack offers true hops aroma to rival most IPAs, with pungent citrus and herbal hops nuances, a hint of peppery rye and earthiness on the nose. Big roasty malt flavors with balanced hops bitterness and spicy rye offer a full and complex texture with a refined bittered finish. A truly different IPA for dark beer fans.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Roasty with a hint of smoked meat, almost bacon-like, but balanced with a sweet citrus and pine hops character.”

Flavor: “Medium malt sweetness with a moderate tannic astringency. Hops are earthy and spicy with a slight grassiness. Complex flavors bounce from roasty, smoked, and slight coffee notes to a sweet and dank hops character.”

Overall: “Very nice example of the style—the smoke gives it an extra ‘oomph.’ The roastiness evokes Starbucks’ Casi Cielo coffee, and the selection of hops is inspired.”

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