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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9912) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2007
Dark orange-gold; small white rim. Walnuts, cognac, old Bourbon casks, sweet almondcake aromas. Dried apricots, overripe fruit, sweet but nowhere cloying, extremely complex taste, with whisky barrels, peppery & sweet in the finish, even Szechuan pepper. Warming up, dark raisins, very " t Anker"-like. Very alcoholic, and very slick: obviously really quite thick, but feeling thinner. Excellent, superbly complex, and yet well-balanced beer. One of the best Scottish ever had. BIG thanks to Craig for this gem!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2011
500ml Bottle at Home 01/01/2011 Hoppy and slightly oaked aroma. Some carbonation. Golden coloured very smooth on the palate and creamy with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a woody and whisky flavoured finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5382) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
apeirohedron (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
Scored a couple of bottles at a whisky fair. Hardly any smell or head, but delicate and complex taste. Tastes more like beer than like whisky, unlike many other "whisky beers".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4247) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Dobre piwo o posmaku whisky. Lekko czuc ten aromat a takze w smaku dominuja te wrazenia, troche torfu oraz wedzonego posmaku. Slodowosc dosc mocna. Piwo jest koloru jasnego z niewielka piana. Ale swietne wyglada za to etykieta nawiazujaca do whisky Single Malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - NOV 7, 2006
Fwoahr. I really like this. However, it doesnt have much in the looks department - a clear , light amber body with pretty much nonexisting head. Then again it would just distract from the fantastically complex aroma of burnt caramel, citrus peel, wet wood and a hint of smokiness. To me the flavour wasnt really like whiskey although I do follow that idea. Im getting oak, orange peel (again) and an exceptionally smoky aftertaste, that I dont think Ive ever experienced before. Abit more fullbodied and this would have been a real winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
At May Ratebeer London Gathering at Chris Os. Gold with a small white head. Malty alcoholic aroma. Sweetness blends with sourness in the taste along with the tang of alcohol. A little bitterness. Very nice, despite the fact its Scotch, not Scotttish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 9, 2011
Saboreada el 2 Mar/11 en copa Snifter. Color dorado, espuma blanca, tupida y persistente. Aromas de trigo y sutiles notas de madera en nariz. Dulce en boca. Refrescante. Matices de whisky, madera y frutos secos muy bien equilibrados. Sensacin fresca. Bebible.Enjoyed on 3/2/11 in an Snifter glass.Golden color, white dense & lasting foam. Wheat aromas & subtle woody notes in nose. Felt sweet in mouth. Refreshing. Hints of whisky, wood & nut flavors in a very well balanced way. Crispy sensation. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5869) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Same bottle as benzai mentioned. Deep orange colour, clear, no head. Smells very sweet, wood notes and alcohol. Tastes sweet, caramel, hardly any whisky, wood. Sticky mouthfeel, medium body, great co2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bcBelgianbrew (115) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
This is a fun beer. The head lingers for a few pulls. The whisky comes through nice on the flavour. Very smooth finish. The mouth feel on the finish is almost alkaline in nature. Cleanses the palate. Great whisky aroma. I dont mind that its not a traditional scotch ale. Im not a fan of the huge malts, this is gentle and accessible. Something youd enjoy as a digestif, except its a beer! Brilliant!

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