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Brewed by Black Wolf
Style: English Strong Ale
Stirling, Scotland

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle: Filtered; Regularly available
Launched as Tullibardine 1488 Whisky Ale
A partnership between the Black Wolf Brewery and Tullibardine distillery has produced something special - a unique beer with a light whisky aroma and clean fresh aftertaste. Once bitten, forever smitten.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5027) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
50cl bottle. Explosive on opening, but rapidly settling to leave a completely still amber beer; malt and oak aroma; whisky-like malt flavour; smoky and waarming finish. Rather one-dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a thick white foamy head. Nose is plenty of skunk, some earthiness and herbal notes, a bit of whiskey/oaky character. Palate is surprisingly broad, nice mild whiskey oak character, skunky hops continue. A cross between Heineken and Innis & Gunn. Okay, but I have had many other oak-aged beers I liked better. Seems overly carbonated.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cirrhosis (1253) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
Bright rich copper body with zero cap not a single bubble is floating on top this looks ungood. Woody alcohol aroma with moderate hop. The smell is awesome and rich on big deep inhales. Apple flavour on first sip followed by alcohol burning the throat with a bready after taste. Flavour seems empty mostly contains vanilla oak, and whisky. When I hold the brew in my mouth a nice hop bite starts to show up. Flavour is ok I guess just kind of watered down. I think I might enjoy this beer maybe?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2839) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
330ml green bottle. Golden coloured, small white head. Sweet and malty nose with a slight whisky character. Flavour is sweet malts, toffee, noticable whisky, some woody notes. Finish was lingering whisky, some caramel malt. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeZasada (297) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2009
Pours a cloudy yellow with a dissapearing white head. Smells of oak. Tastes of oak, with minimal hops and malt. Kind of thin. Not really much whiskey taste... a lot like Innis & Gunn but thinner.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11286) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Whisky not as dominating as expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sugar, smoke, malt and notes of perfume.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma and taste of malts and fruits with notes of whisky. Nice lasting finish. Well balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Thanks, Cheeseman! Pours a light golden color with a hint of orange. Aromas are whiskey and malts. Flavor is more of the same. Fairly light tasting with a slight sweetness hitting first and a lingering aftertaste that isn’t too pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 11, 2009
dark golden bronzeish beer with little head smells of whisky malt, some sweet-sourness tasts of whiskymalt, some roastyness, sweetish-sourish, earthy, aftertaste malt, earthy, sweetish-sourish


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