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Brewed by Black Wolf
Style: Scotch Ale
Stirling, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle, regular
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle, shared by tarjei. Clear, golden pour with an off-white head. Quite sweetish and malty on the nose, with some peat in the background and a good fruityness. Sweet, slightly peaty, carmelly flavor with fruityness and a touch of bitterness. Full-bodied, slightly warming mouthfeel. Long finish on the malty side. A rather unusual beer, pleasant and pleasing. (080731)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma iswhiskey, malt. Flavour is sweet, whiskey, malt, heather, hop. OK, but could be more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
0,5 l bottle - shared with gunnfryd and yngwie in Korshavn. Bought in York. Clear amber color, moderate white head. Aroma is sweet malty with woody elements. Flavor is sweet malty, has a kind touch of whisky cask. Nice fruity and dry finish. Good, but I had expected more.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle, Whisky Shop Inverness. Good strong tasting ale. Very malty. Short lasting head. As it says in the description, best drunk cold!!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kmacphail (37) - Isle of Lewis, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2008
I purchased this from the Cave on Great Western Road in Glasgow. The beer poured a dark golden colour with a decent white head, this deteriorated to a 1mm film very quickly. The nose is dominated by smokiness and toasted malts, with a faint mix of spices in there to. The taste was immediately dominated by smokiness; very reminiscent of an Islay malt whisky. This was again followed by toasted malts and a nice variety of spices, but only slight not too dominant. The beer was medium bodied and is a very nice alternative to the usual, however it is way too rich (and pricey) to be an all night drink. Worth the try, but only for one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Bridge of Allan Brewery, Scotland. Bottled, 250708. Golden with small head. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flavor of whisky - wood, malt, smoke and alcohol

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Oi Oi Saveloy tasting at Chris O’s.
Clean gold with a thin and fading white head. Sweet and malty with some fairly clear and slightly harsh alcohol and some scotch like notes coming through. Far from spectacular.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
At May Ratebeer London Gathering at Chris O’s. Gold with a small white head. Malty alcoholic aroma. Sweetness blends with sourness in the taste along with the tang of alcohol. A little bitterness. Very nice, despite the fact it’s Scotch, not Scotttish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Shared at Cleveland tasting 3/15 Bottle: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, peaty, some sweet malts, smoky. Flavor, more smoky peat malts, some sweetness, woody notes. More like a low proof whisky than a beer, interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle shared at the Cleveland tasting. (Thanks Mike!) Wow. This was one unique beer. But I confess, I kind of liked it! Aroma was pretty much straight whisky with some sweetness laced in. Flavor was oak and vanilla and whisky, of course. Not somthing I would drink often, and not quite what I have come to know and love as a Scotch Ale, but it definitely gets points for uniqueness.


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