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

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   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.


Bathory's rating

3.3
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1375) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Amber and gassy appearance. Malty, with an acidic aroma. Light fruitiness with hints of banana. An easy drinking beer but a bit disappointing overall.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SinH4 (1600) - Garching, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
Cloudy golden-orange color with small white head. Aroma is bitter caramel, butterscotch and toffee. Taste is slight caramel, some earthy old world hops and toffee. Quite sweet and a bit honey. Feels light. Low carbonation. Not too harmonious and a bit weak, although quite drinkable. Combined with food, a ridiculous booziness evolves.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayaron (1058) - 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 (4092) - 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 (331) - - 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 (7733) - 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 (567) - 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 (188) - 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 (10641) - 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.


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