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Tullibardine 1488 Strong Ale

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


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Alc. 5.0%. Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, toffee, light roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100709]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40447) - 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 9/20
Ungstrup (34322) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
clear chestnut brown, smooth offwhite head. faint aroma, perhaps a little roasted. flavor is nutty, bitter malty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11369) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9541) - 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 13/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a small off-white head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light toasted malts with some wood and smokiness and floral hops. Taste is malty sweet with some hints of whiskey and oak and a mild hoppy bitterness. Medium body and modest carbonation leave a nice tickle on the tongue. A nicely done ESB style beer and recommended for a tasting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5637) - 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.

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