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


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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Clear light orange color with a very thin soapy head. Sweetish whiskey aroma over toasted grains, not a lot of heavy malts as in a traditional Scotch. Very basic taste - a golden ale with some whiskey tones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2009
Clear golden colour, small white head. Aroma has whisky malts and something woody. Flavour of toasted malts, whisky and wood. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours a clear golden color with a small, foamy, off-white layer of foam. A gathering of clear bubbles forms at the edge. Scattered, micro-spot lacing marks the glass. The aroma shows sweet pale malts with hints of butter and graham cracker, with a toasted oak character and a very light touch of residual smokiness. Flavors show sweet whiskey malts, light toffee, and hints of corn. The whiskey character is very faint. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, with a lightly syrupy mouthfeel. This looks, feels, and tastes like a golden ale aged in twice or thrice used whiskey barrels. It doesn’t even come close to resembling a Scotch ale as I have come to define the style. I’m not impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
Light head, standard yellow-orange colour. Nose has sweet malt, eggs and sherry notes. Carbonation is the first thing I taste...followed by a definite backdrop of whisky, a little rum, wheat and nuts. Alot happening here but it doesn’t seem to blend well together. Not quite in-sync. Aftertaste is much better with light oak and subtle butterscotch. A little too carbonated as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Mild butterish and slight wooden dry aroma. Sweet malty flavoured with a distinct wooden touch. Not much whiskey flavours, but certainly wooden. Lasting sweet and malty finish. Lacks some depth to be really interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2008
500ml bottle from Cornelius Beer and Wine in Edinburgh. Clear, dark golden body. No head, except a white top when poured into the glass. Aroma of malt and plums. The sweetness of anise is prominent in the flavour supported by whisky-like notes and earthy malts. Well bodied, but rather too sweet [26.10.2008].

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
Same as presario I purchased this at Willow Park in Calgary. Bright brassy gold with a big bubbly white head. Very sweet aroma of cereal with equal amounts vanilla and whiskey. The palate is hampered by the base beer being awful. It is of malt liquor proprtions. Waaaay too sweet and corny. The boozy thing is there bigtime and clashes poorly. The whole thing ends up being a too-sweet mess. No bitterness to dry things out either. Poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2008
Green bottle purchased in Calgary. Amber. Thin partial white head. Musty aroma with light alcohol and perhaps a trace of wood. Dirty sweet flavour with alcohol presence. Majority of flavour is from the whicky casks but the beer seems lost.

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