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Windswept Wolf

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Brewed by Windswept
Style: English Strong Ale
Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A dark and powerful brew named after the infamous Wolf of Badenoch
Tasting: Starts sweet with chocolate and liquorice, finishes moreish.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ennessdee (11) - - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep dark amber. Chocolate and licorice nose, roasty. Nice bitterness with oaky whisky tones. Nice warmth from alcohol. Licorice aftertaste, malty. Bitter. My favourite of their beers. The limited barrel aged version of this is even better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, chestnut colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Dark malty aroma is slightly chocolately, fruity notes of red berries, a minimally earthy and foliage touch. Taste is dark malty, notes of liquorice, red berries, a earthy, minimally herbal touch; slightly sticky palate. Very coherent, harmonious - really nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light roasted malt, faint dark fruits, faint alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and faint fruitiness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light roasted malt with faint chocolate, light hoppyness, light alcohol. Bit one-dimensional, lacks character and body. Could use more bitterness to balance alcohol and caramel sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Windswept Wolf ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, plum, prune. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, plum, roasted, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
cask at number 27, inverness, march 2014. looks like a middling porter or 80,- but amazing whisky caramel nose lets you know you are in for something interesting...first taste had me thinking of duchess, maredsous and sour reds in general but that’s not really the right ballpark at all. very subdued chocolate which is nice for a change, allows the yeasty funkiness to emerge. only niggle is a slightly flat palate. the booziness really works in the Wolf’s favour. will be keeping an eye out for this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown, sweet toffee, dry roast, light berries, malty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReV2 (143) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle from Glenmore shop. Poured mahogany brown, thin head, aroma of red berries and malt. Taste is burnt malt, fruit & nuts with a good hop finish and a warming sensation to the tummy. Nice, yes, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (788) - NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Dark ruby. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of dark caramel, port, plum jam and dried fruits, with an added hint of alcohol and fermented sourness. Similar fruity taste. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected, increasing the drinkability. Taste as expected from aroma, with overripe plums. Not much bitterness. Short aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival on the 24th April 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Ruby black in colour with a thin off white head. Sweet note of black treacle in the short malty aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a rich Soreen maltloaf base with juicy dates and black molasses to the fore. Excellent use of tart citric hops add a clever twist to the recipe and give a richer, fruity note to the aftertaste. Finish is robust and malty with treacle toffee, syrupy dates and oak cask notes full in the mouth. Reminded me of a strong Traquair Bear Ale in taste and body. An excellent Scottish Strong Ale and well recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5192) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
500ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Liquorice, fudge and some smoky hints in the aroma. Fruity, malty and slightly smoky taste with raisins, toffee and liquorice.


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