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Brewed by Black Wolf
Style: English Strong Ale
Stirling, Scotland

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered; Regularly available
Launched as Tullibardine 1488 Whisky Ale
A partnership between the Black Wolf Brewery and Tullibardine distillery has produced something special - a unique beer with a light whisky aroma and clean fresh aftertaste. Once bitten, forever smitten.

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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fiulijn (19577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
As Tullibardine 1488 Premium Whisky Beer
Golden color, beautiful. Few words to describe this fermentation mess, basically only with cabbage and other vegetables aroma and flavor (no smoke, no whisky, no malt, no hops; attenuated alcohol).
Terrible.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle "Tullibardine 1488 Premium Whisky Beer" Pours a clear whisky colour thin bubbly head. Aroma nice smooth whisky malt. taste is light whisky with a bitter aftertaste. very enjoyable smooth good whisky beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11959) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
loudy orange, smooth, small white head. aroma is faint boozy, corn, sweet malts. flavor is corn, booze, sweet flower.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 5, 2010
Unclear deep amber. Botella. Sweet malty caramel light whisky aroma. Good mouthfeel. Mild smoky whisky malty caramel flavour. Sweetish whiskyish caramel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plovmand (7924) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle. Deep amber body wit a steady creamy off white head. The aroma is fruity and light caremel with notes of flowery hops and light smoke. The flavour is light smokey with lots of fruity notes and sweet caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6551) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2009
330 ml brown bottle, but shure it has that ruff plast ic cover, bought at SDA in Hamilton today! 2009-12-21, Uddingston AR: Heather Honey, and some hops. AP: Bonze bodt, apricot colored 1/2 cm foam. F: Honey, a bit dry tone - dont know if there is so much whisky flavors there but somehow the brewer have covered the high alocohol % pretty well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle. Yellow and poured with a small head leaving no lacing. Medium body with a slight spirit like sharpness. Some maltiness as well.Dont usually think too highly of beers with a scotch element to them but this is one of the better ones.In fact its a pretty decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Awww, I had forgotten to rate this on RB, the rating is from late 2005. Since then I have grown more tolerant to beers with whisky flavor. This nice bottle has a solid plastic cover on the neck, which makes it impossible to open, unless you also have a knife. Im not a whisky fan, (became so sick after drinking it at an early age) so I was pretty sure, that I wouldnt like this one either. The color is warm amber and the head is minimal. The whisky is very clear in both aroma and flavour, so its time in the whisky barrel has given it the wanted effect. I also get notes of caramel, a bit of hops and smoke. Im sure there will be a lot of others, that will like this one - but not me...
Earlier Rating: 1/1/2007 Total Score: 2.9
This nice bottle has a solid plastic cover on the neck, which makes it impossible to open, unless you also have a knife. Im not a whisky fan, (became so sick after drinking it at an early age) so I was pretty sure, that I wouldnt like this one either. The color is warm amber and the head is minimal. The whisky is very clear in both aroma and flavour, so its time in the whisky barrel has given it the wanted effect. I also get notes of caramel, a bit of hops and smoke. Im sure there will be a lot of others, that will like this one - but not me...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44999) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 500ml. @ home.
Clear light to medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee notes, perfume, smoke - wood .- cigar, light to moderate alcohol - whisky. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090828]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
Im wondering if this is the same beer as the label, bottle size and brewer info seem slightly altered. 355ml bottle rather than the 500ml. The text on the label is the same from "This remarkable TULLIBARDINE 1488 whisky beer..." so its not Blackford. The label also starts by saying "The Tullibardine Distillery sits on the site of Scotlands first ever brewery, a purveyor of fine BEER enjoying the patronage of KING JAMES IV after his coronation in 1488." The brewer is also listed as "Traditional Scottish Ales Ltd." So would this merit a new beer listing? Nose is diluted whisky with a sweet medicinal note mixed in. Colour is a honey gold with little head diminishing quickly to thin lacing around the circumference. Taste is an odd treacle malt, slightly peppery with subdued hops and a slight hint of black licorice (anise). Finish lingers briefly and theres a hint of oak. Sadly Id say this is less satisfying than the Innis & Gunn whisky barrel offering. This is not a beer that improves as it reaches cellar temp and is indeed best consumed cold. Dissappointing especially considering the high price tag ($7+ for a 12oz bottle).


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