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


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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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rauchbier (3932) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of Paul Lockyer. Gold, thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Dominant initial woody whisky note in the nose followed by aromas of vanilla and caramel, a low phenolic smokiness and a faint touch of fustiness. Quite soft and muted in the mouth with gentle caramel and butterscotch sweetness, a dry woody note and building alcohol notes. Oak, vanilla and buttery caramel dominant in the finish with a slight smokiness and a retronasal spirity woodiness.

angel77 (3851) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles tomada en junio de 2010. color rubio oscuro con espuma beige. Sabores y aromas maltosos con bastantes tonos dulces ligeramente tostados. Sabores también de maderas de whisky. Cuerpo medio con 7 vol y cierta sensación de licor. Interesante, habría que darle otra oportunidad.

pintbypint (3820) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
330ml green bottle. Golden coloured, small white head. Sweet and malty nose with a slight whisky character. Flavour is sweet malts, toffee, noticable whisky, some woody notes. Finish was lingering whisky, some caramel malt. Medium body.

gegwilson (3793) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle from a Glasgow ASDA. Pours golden with a thin white head. The taste is fairly fruity citrus with smokey whiskey notes. There’s a fairly unpleasant dry after taste. Not good.

Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Cleveland tasting

Thanks to miketd for cracking this open. It looks like mine might be the first US based entry though there are bound to be a few to follow from the same bottle. I’m not sure that I would classify this as a beer. It falls in the same camp as some of the over the top imperial stouts which taste more like coffee liquers to me. This one is not nearly so boozy however; it is just the nose that reminds one of whisky.

Aroma / Appearance - The body was carbonated and looked like champagne. It smelled however like nothing more than whisky with only a hint of honey. This was almost as one dimensional as it gets. If you like boozy scents you’ll love this one. If like me you have mixed feelings about them then try your best not to get hung up on this alone.

Flavor / Palate - This tastes more like whiskey and less like beer. The only thing that keeps it tethered is the fact you could concievably drink the whole bottle alone without being drunk. In our case we got to share which is good. This would grate on the palate after more than about 3 ounces. It scores high for novelty but otherwise is just about as average as they come.

tomer (3735) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle, smallush quickly dissapearing bubbly head, crystal clear very deep gold colour, dominant malty flavour with some fruity notes, biscuity fruity flavour with an alcoholic whiskey presence, light bitterness and quite sweet. True to the style but much too sweet.

northropfrye (3688) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour. Not really my favourite, but better than other whisky beers.

abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
Shared 330 ml bottle courtesy of neonwalk. Clear light golden with a white film. Gymbag, toasted malts an boiled carrots on the nose. Heavy sweet, meaty and a hint of fruity acidity. Medium body.

FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma and taste of malts and fruits with notes of whisky. Nice lasting finish. Well balanced.

maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Not my cup of tea. Reminds me a little bit of a sweet, vanilla toffee apple. Meh

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