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


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RATINGS: 230   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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Gerbeer (3699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with light head. Aromas of light smoke, wood, and light malts. Flavors of very watery smoky scotch and fruit. Not sure what this is but its easy to quaff.

gegwilson (3676) - 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. Thereís a fairly unpleasant dry after taste. Not good.

Brigadier (3665) - 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. Iím 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 youíll 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.

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.

abemorsten (3593) - MosterÝy, 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.

pintbypint (3584) - 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.

northropfrye (3515) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour. Not really my favourite, but better than other whisky beers.

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

tomer (3481) - 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.

Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours a clear golden color with a small, foamy, off-white layer of foam. A gathering of clear bubbles forms at the edge. Scattered, micro-spot lacing marks the glass. The aroma shows sweet pale malts with hints of butter and graham cracker, with a toasted oak character and a very light touch of residual smokiness. Flavors show sweet whiskey malts, light toffee, and hints of corn. The whiskey character is very faint. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, with a lightly syrupy mouthfeel. This looks, feels, and tastes like a golden ale aged in twice or thrice used whiskey barrels. It doesnít even come close to resembling a Scotch ale as I have come to define the style. Iím not impressed.

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