Firestone Walker: Wookey Jack (Proprietor’s Reserve)

Toby's Beer Reviews

From the Brewery: IMG_2993

“A unique twist on the Cascadian Dark Ale style.  Wookey Jack offers true hop aroma to rival most IPAs, with pungent citrus and herbal hop nuances, a hint of peppery rye and earthiness on the nose.  Big roasty malt flavors with balanced hop bitterness and spicy rye offer a full and complex texture with a refined bittered finish.  A truly different IPA for dark beer fans.” 8.3% ABV Black IPA

Purchased from BevMo in Fresno, California.

The Pour: IMG_2997

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into my stemmed ale glass. Wookey Jack is nearly solid black, with some brownish-red coming through on the edges. A big frothy head is poured, brownish-tan in color. Light carbonation is visible, and thick lacing is left on the glass throughout.

The Nose: IMG_2996

Big piney and citrus hops are the main aromas, while spicy rye notes blend with light roasted malt characteristics. There…

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