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

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RATINGS: 208   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2346) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2011
Im Geruch malzig, leicht süßliche Akzente, entfernt vielleicht eine Whisky-Note. Antrunk malzig-vanillig. Danach setzt ein rauchig-torfiger Whisky-Geschmack ein, alkoholisch untermauert. In der Mitte leichte Bitterkeit und wieder vanillig. Diese Aromen werden dann aber von einer fast brennend-scharfen Alkoholspur überlagert, die sich lang in Abgang zieht. Einem Whisky gleich. Ausnahmebier. Ungewöhnlich, aber auch stark alkoholbelastet. Interessant und probierenswert allemal. Test vom 29.11.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vignale (2274) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2011
Amber coloured with low offwhite head. Little toffee and buttery flowers on the nose. The 7% are well hidden which usually is a good thing, but the to sweet caramelbody is rather plain. A little hint of EKG-like hops with flowerlike scents but almost no bitterness at all. Small resembles of lowland whiskey and a little vanilla, but to sum up, a beer soon forgotten.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2014
220314: Clear golden color with a little foam. Light wood aroma. A little water taste with a few fruity notes.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2167) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2007
500 ml bottle. Rich yellow golden colour. Small coarse head. Crystal clear. Peaty whiskey aroma with a bold maltiness. Feels a bit flabby in the mouth as the texture is oily and the carbonation seem to be rather harsh. Lots of residual sugars. The alcohol is also easily noticeable and cuts through the peatiness. Lacks balance. Flavourwise there is lots of oak and peat, and perhaps also a little black pepper and treacle. Finishes with a metallic hop flavour and lots of alcohol. Watery finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2156) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled. Medium to full bodied, off-dry. Malty, spicy taste, wood, vanilla, whisky notes, and something reminiscent of Madeira or Sherry. Quite complex. (2009-03-06)

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
Bottled. pours golden coloured with a small head. Malty and fruity. But feels like a mild beer just added some sort of artifical whisky flavour. Feels wrong.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2111) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Seems like the brewers description is more about how nice the bottle is, not how great the beer is. Oh, and the exported bottle has a plastic shrunk neck and thankfully is lacking the LEAD seal. Lead? Are you kidding me? I want my lead!!!

Poured out a deep gold to amber brew with a small fizzy white head that fades instantly. The aroma doesn’t set itself apart from the other whiskey beers I’ve had but still isn’t that bad: sweet and buttery, slight fruit and some oak (a decent amount). Light on taste with a weak bitterness or dryness on the finish. Watered down whiskey flavour and oak which are decent enough but this leaves an almost a "pop" impression. Some malts noticed near the finish and maybe slight alcohol when warmer. Finishes with lingering wood and buttery taste and a reminder that I should stop buying these overpriced bottles of disappointment. It’s better cooler as the aftertaste becomes sourish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (2101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with light head. Aromas of light smoke, wood, and light malts. Flavors of very watery smoky scotch and fruit. Not sure what this is but its easy to quaff.

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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle from Piedemonte supermarket. Disappointing for the style, unbalanced. Aromas of citrus, nuts, grain and honey. Taste is sweet, with short length. Palate is oily, and slightly watery. Orange, with a thin head.


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