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%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
northropfrye (2840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour. Not really my favourite, but better than other whisky beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2007
Bottled 50cl. It pours a copper beer with a quick diminishing white head. Lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The beer has a similar color to whisky. Wood, plums, peaches, walnuts, apples and almonds with a medicinal background. Plums, wood and apples in the taste. Strong white wine-like elements. The mouthfeel delivers quite a fizzy bite. Walnuts, anise and almonds in the taste too. The finish is dry peppery with hints of rose and anise. This beer is too sweet for my liking. Rather interesting and distinct, but it definately gets cloying after a few sips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
daje (2765) - 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 I’d 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 I’d rather use to describe the taste. First it’s very sweet caramel malt, now what’s 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. It’s probably not a good whisky cask used either. I don’t 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 I’m being harsh here as in the aftertaste, when the alcohol taste leaves there’s actually a nice, though a bit too astringent, wood barrell taste that I don’t mind. It’s just too little, too late.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2713) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vignale (2639) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2520) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (2452) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
The lightest touch of whisky I’ve ever experienced in a "whisky beer". Clear gold with a thin white head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
bottle. pours a golds colours with some fine carbonation present. Aroma os malty/corny, not much else. Medium body, medium carbonation. It’s just nasty - metallic with a weird chemically thing. Astringent. Bad. Drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2279) - 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)

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