Brew Review: Firestone Walker Wookey Jack

by Kelli H. on May 7, 2013

Beer: Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
Date: 5-5-13 
Location: Paso Robles, CA
Type: Black Rye IPA
Price: $4.99 on sale at Whole Foods. Regularly $5.99/22 oz
Alcohol: 8.3%
IBU: 80

Aroma: Rich Pine tree hops

Appearance: Black, held into the light a very dark brown, creamy beige head

Body & Texture: Full bodied, smooth/velvety, malty, good carbonation, and nice head retention. Amazing lacing on the glass.

Aftertaste: Mainly bitterness with a slight alcohol taste lingering

Overall Impression:
This is a very smooth and enjoyable beer. Even with a little lingering alcohol taste, it’s still great. The aroma is out of this world. When David popped open the cap, the aroma was very apparent & inviting. A nice way to start drinking your beer! The color is beautiful on this baby! Plus, I’ve mentioned before, but any time I drink a beer that’s pretty much black, I feel all hard core. I would definitely buy Wookey Jack again. It’s a pretty strong beer and too much to drink on my own, but shared with David it is perfect. I guess my only complaint, which is hardly a complaint at all, is I’m not sure I picked up on any rye in this beer. Unless it was mixed in with the malt flavor? I’m not sure! I’m certain Firestone knows what their doing with their beers. I haven’t been disappointed with any of their beers yet. If you see Wookey Jack, do yourself a favor and buy this beer! Out of the three Firestone beer’s I’ve reviewed, Wookey Jack was my favorite. 

Read more of my Firestone reviews here: Union Jack & Double Jack


Ryder was begging to be included in this brew review since he kept jamming his head into me while I was trying to take pictures. Pretty funny perspective of him from head on.

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Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes May 7, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Aww, he’s so cute! 🙂

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