Brewed by Whistler Brewing Company
Style: Mild Ale
Whistler, Canada
Serve in English pint


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Established in 1989, The Whistler Brewing Company quickly built a reputation for producing some of British Columbias finest craft beers. From the original recipe, this re-release of Whistler Black Tusk Ale is brewed exclusively with Whistler Glacier Water and a special blend of imported chocolate and roasted malts. Brewmasters Notes Appearance: Obsidian black with a creamy, tan coloured head. Aroma: Subtle, malty aroma Palate: A dark, bold English-style mild ale. Expect a mild bitterness with notes of chocolate and a roasted coffee finish. Finish: Delightfully subtle with a refreshing, lingering finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (509) - Camp Hill, - NOV 14, 2012
Dark cola-coloured body with a thinnish beige head. Aroma is light, mainly roasted malt. Taste is also fairly light, with mild coffee and deep malt flavours, followed by a dry finish. A bit thin on the palate, but not watery. It’s definitely well balanced and quite approachable. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (175) - HONG KONG - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Smells of crisp nutty malt, bit of grassy hop. Tastes of malt/corn, thin but crisp body, not as black as I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1640) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
I get that mild are called milds for a reason but this one is simply too mild, though the intense black of the pour would be fun to spring on people who think all dark beers are intensely roasty malty beasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at Garricks, Victoria. Pours opaque very dark brown, off-white head. Nose is berry, nuts, choc. Flavour is really creamy, like a very light milk stout, mouthfeel is very full. Subtle and rich. Clean finish. What a nice surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3630) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Black pour. White head. Lightly roasted maly aroma. Flavors of mild barley malt where the bitterness covers up the sweetness. Head vanishes. Finisbes with a little caramel malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
simonblaine (285) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Aroma of light coffee and chocolate, pours black with little head. Taste is like a black ale should, but like its on a diet. Good, not great, but easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Couleur noir avec un col moyenne beige/marron. L’arôme est du malt avec un peu du caramel. D’abord le goût est du malt, puis du caramel, ensuite une finale très, très légèrement amer. Bien équilibré, facile à boire.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brleo (68) - - SEP 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 A decent beer reminiscent of a schwarzbier (black lager). The only beers I can think of that are similar are Vancouver Island Brewery’s Hermann’s Dark Lager and Okanagan Spring Brewery’s Brewmaster’s Black, both excellent choices. Black Tusk is milder than these two. Aroma is fresh, slight malt, faint chocolate and coffee. Taste is very mild given its black appearance, so mild that I think non-dark beer drinkers could enjoy this if they can go so far as having a brown ale of some kind. For me, it’s kind of drab. The aroma is faint, the taste is rather lacklustre. It’s by far not a bad beer, but it’s nothing astonishing. Overall, for a dark, its very easy-going. A good choice to introduce non-dark beer drinkers to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (287) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2013
Pour jet black with a darkish foam. A sight level of smoke flavour balanced with nutty chocolate with just a hint of chocolate and fruit. Light bodied for easy and smooth consumption. A nice winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3872) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2013
The best part of this is the faint trace of smokiness, but even that isn’t well integrated. Pours dark clear brown (you know what I mean), without much head or lacing. Average carbonation. Finishes a little sour with an unreachable ideal of hops present. On tap at The Beagle Pub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2013
I kind of liked this. Jet black. Chocolate, nuts, vanilla all present. Pretty light bodied. Drinkable for sure. By the end i was convinced it was rootbeer.

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