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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - 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 doesnít set itself apart from the other whiskey beers Iíve had but still isnít 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. Itís better cooler as the aftertaste becomes sourish.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
daje (2043) - NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle, june 13th 2013. Unclear light amber body, quickly disappearing white head. At least I think it was white, by the time Iíd noted the beer name and lifted the glass it had all vanished. Never a good sign. Light aroma, some peated malt, wood, apples and whisky. Not bad, just have to look hard to find it. Indeed, bad is a word Iíd rather use to describe the taste. First itís very sweet caramel malt, now whatís wrong with that you might ask, nothing, the fault lies in the seriously way too strong whisky with water taste that comes up next and overshadows everything else. Itís probably not a good whisky cask used either. I donít mind a whisky but I like my beers to have beer elements in the taste. If I want whisky & water I pour my self exactly that. Ok Iím being harsh here as in the aftertaste, when the alcohol taste leaves thereís actually a nice, though a bit too astringent, wood barrell taste that I donít mind. Itís just too little, too late.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2034) - 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)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vignale (1994) - MalmŲ, 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.

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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidm (1928) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (1881) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2013
330ml bottle. Wood, malty aromas. Pours hazy light amber, with white head, vanishing, no lacing. Light to medium body. Taste is malty, wood, vanilla, whisky, not very well balanced.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (1799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. I really did not enjoy this beer. The whisky maturation does not seem to have had a positive impact on the beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Amber colored with thin white head. Aroma is caramel with earthy pumpkin notes. Taste is sweet like a blend of alcoholic iced tea and a strong brown beer. More like an Alcopop, really. 2Eu


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