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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: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2009
A malty, somewhat soapy aroma. The flavor is much better than the aroma. A bit too malty, relatively thick, this is a decent scotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very nice reddish-brown with a nice, sticky off-white/pale tan head. Nose is toffee and raisin, notes of oak, whiskey, mild hoppiness, dark fruits. palate is good, with that nice sweet oakiness present in the mouth. There is a gaping hole in the palate unfortunately, right as the sweetness fades, but before the bitter and spicy (hops? peat?) finish begins. Feels incomplete.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2009
500ml bottle. BB4 Mar 2010. It looks like they have toned down this monster to a manageable 5.0%. Dark copper. Thin head. Aroma of dark Christmas cake and rum (says whisky on the bottle). Taste is dominated by alcohol and dark fruit. A hint of peat in the finish. Alcohol flavour is much stronger than the ABV although there is not the alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle at home ... ruby brown ... sweet woody fruity malt little blackcurrent ... slightly smokey woodyness deep fruit base tones ... low carbonation

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