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

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Lunkie's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1561) - Glen Iris, - JAN 2, 2014
Herbal hop malt aroma. Murky brown colour fair head & lacing. Sour malt fruit flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayaron (656) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle sample. Clear golden with small white head. Light sweetish aroma with notes of port wine, raisin and honey. The flavor is quite alcoholic, medium sweetness, notes of whiskey and raisin. Flat, medium-bodied.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zvikar (4005) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2015
Pours orange to bronze with a nice head, aroma of alcohol, malt and caramel, flavor of alcohol, malt and caramel, light bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - MAY 19, 2015
Brown bottle, 330ml, ASDA Aberdeen. Pours medium golden transparent with a thin white head subsiding quickly. Scent is toffee malts maybe hickory. Taste is medium toasted malts and wood, resin. Finish is residing sweetness and a little harsh but good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (6307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
330ml bottle from Asda. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of butterscotch, daunt spice. Taste has a faint whisky note, but you do have look for it. Dry finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (554) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thmsboyd (112) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle BBE: April 2016. Chilled. Bright coppery amber body with a small white head. Low intensity nose, principally malty caramel with some doughy character. A touch of butyric, but generally fresh. Hard to detect any whisky on the nose. Heavy, fruity sweetness to taste, with a medium dry bitterness to follow. Some sourness. Quite full-bodied with a chewy texture, average carbonation and a lingering oaky finish. Overall impression is a bog-standard ale improved modestly by barrel aging (or similar). Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle from Asda Bridge of Don. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, biscuit, grainy, light vanilla, white sugar, honey and some earth. The taste is sweet, sugary, white bread, earth, toasty grain, cereal, sweet whisky twang and honey with a dryish finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. I wasn’t expecting much and that’s what I got. Pretty sweet and not depth whatsoever. I would choose I&G over this. For real.

1.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2015
Light oragen color with a consistent head. Smoked and wooden notes. Surprising citrus flavor with not much body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy amber with small white head. The aroma is toffee and caramel. Thin mouth, sweet fruit, bready malt, boozy finish, decent.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (2103) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle from a Glasgow ASDA. Pours golden with a thin white head. The taste is fairly fruity citrus with smokey whiskey notes. There’s a fairly unpleasant dry after taste. Not good.


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