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Tullibardine 1488 Strong Ale

Formerly brewed at Black Wolf
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Stirling, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Another addition to the 1488 range - designed to reflect the original character of the beer which was once produced at the brewery sited here.
Tullibardine 1488 Ales are distinctive, their characteristic traits beautifully balanced by a depth and complexity so closely associated with Tullibardine Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This truly remarkable Ale is best drunk chilled, perhaps being chased by a dram of your favourite Tullibardine Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, slight breadish. Roasted malt, caramelish, light sweetness. Breadish and slight dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
clear chestnut brown, smooth offwhite head. faint aroma, perhaps a little roasted. flavor is nutty, bitter malty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear, warm orangey brown with an off-white head. Roasted malt and nuts in the nose. Medium body, nuts and roast with a little ashes and a whiff of smoke. Dry finish. 090710

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Small off white head. Aroma of spice, fruits, smoke. Flavour of smoke, caramel, spice, fruits. Medium bodied. Dry smoky end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (30270) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Bottled. A nut-brown beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel, combined with a light note of butter. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, and nuts as well as some butter, leading to a dry buttery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
Pours a nice dark redish colour with a nice foamy head with little bubbles. nice smooth aroma dried fruit. taste light fruity with a smooth malty vanilla finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7868) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2009
This poured a dark brown with a short-lived tan head. Sweet dark toffee aroma with some fruity/boozy notes buzzing around in the background. Palate is much the same, not a lot of complexity but approachable and tasty. I don’t get much in the way of peatiness or barrel-aged character, but then again I’m not sure if I’m meant to. Finish is moderately sweet and mildly bitter. This wasn’t bad, but there are much better Scottish brews to be found here in Alberta that I’d put my money into.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours out a very deep brown and red brew, foamy tan head that gives out some very slippery lacing. Good toasty aroma with some sweetness, hidden raspberry??, some almond, not complicated but nice. The taste is roasty with interesting bitterness, extra intense sweet nut, nice hops, nutmeg?, bark... yumyum. Touch of herb, some wood on the finish and a hint of alcohol. Good carbonation, smooth, medium bodied and a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
Poured a cola-looking body beneath a sparse, ivory head. Aroma was mainly malt. Flavour started off not so good, but improved as things warmed up. At the end of it all, it was drinkable but hardly memorable. At 5% ABV, I wouldn’t call this a "strong" ale by any stretch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
Dark brown with red highlights, small short lived film on top. Mildly sweet malty aroma, some cream cheese and berry. Smooth caramel malt flavor some smoky peat (not as much as other 1488 beers). Very sweet after taste. Almond and raspberry also make an appearance. I liked it good beer.

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