Brewed by Traditional Scottish Ales
Style: Scotch Ale
Stirling, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


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Brewed by Douglas Ross of the Bridge of Allan Brewery at and for the Tullibardine Distillery using whiskey malt. The beer is matured in oak whiskey casks.
This remarkable Blackford 1488 Whisky Ale is brewed with the pure crystal spring water and malted barley used in the distillation process. It is conditioned in individually numbered oak casks which have been used in the maturation of the majestic Tullibardine single malt Scotch whisky, its distinctive character beautifully balanced by the lightness of touch so familiar to Tullibardine connoisseurs the world over. This truly majestic ale is best drunk cold, perhaps being chased by a dram of your favourite Tullibardine single malt Scotch whisky.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Pours a golden, hazy colour with almost no head. Aroma of oak, wood and caramel. Flavour are really much of oak, some spruce, pine and caramel also. Good a quite light body for a 7 %, but i really likr it. Smooth palate with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5524) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein hell bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, süß, würzig, nussig, holzig. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, nussig, Karamell, Whiskey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McWorta (482) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 11, 2014
Dark golden colour with a fading little white head. Noses of mallt, wood and smoke. Light lively with a smokey, roasted malt flavour. Somewhat slick, medium-full bodied with mainly a sweet taste. The finish is medium long with wood chip roast aromas. A bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (265) - SPAIN - APR 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, ligeramente a whiskey, con regusto a caramelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Golden with a lasting white head. The aroma is fruity and floral, with some mild caramelly whisky notes. Sweet malty flavour with whisky and caramel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (1635) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2014
Light amber color with and off-white head. Aroma is weet with hints of caramel. yeast and dark fruits. Flavor is the same. Low carbonation and medium to full body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JM82 (25) - SPAIN - JAN 22, 2014
botella de 33cl. color dorado y aroma a whisky y caramelo. si no te gusta el whisky no te pierdes nada.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cordy (8) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
I liked it, but nothing too exciting about this beer. Golden in color and had a whisky and oaky aroma. It’s a bit sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark gold with no head. Aroma is lemonade, vanilla and faint whisky. Taste has flat lemonade to start and a toffee malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1153) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2014
Dan Murphy’s bottle (2-Jan-14) Light malt light sour aroma. Clear amber colour, low head and suds lacing. Sweet sour light plum fruit woody aged malt flavour. Sweet fruit malt finish and light wood sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2014
Aroma: light peaty with malt. App: golden clear, flat sudsy head. Flavour: lightly ashy/peaty. Some malt with notes of nashi pear. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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