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Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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739 Ratings
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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 182
Gots: 208 | FT: 50
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbc5 on 06-04-2013)
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dbc5

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into DFH glass

A: Dark brown pour that when held to light, only allows brown hues through on the outer-most edges of the glass. 1 finger cream head rises then recedes, leaving nice frothing across the top of the beer.

S: Smell is excellent. Bourbon presence is strong, more so than the bottles of BA Siberian Night that were released at the same time. Notes of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar mix nicely with the vanilla from the barrel.

T: Wow. For me, this is the best barrel treatment Thirsty Dog has done. Caramel and toffee hit the tongue first, then leave a nice molasses like sweetness. The barrel presence then asserts itself, with an exceptional balance of bourbon and oak. Unlike some barrel treated beers that tend to lean toward either bourbon or wood, this one presents both in a nice and balanced way that really enhances the drinking experience.

M: This is the one area where I think the beer could stand to improve. I could use a bit more thickness to support the complexities in this beer. This should not be taken to suggest this is a thin beer; it isn't. However, as a personal preference, I like more viscosity in barrel aged brews.

O: Exceptional brew and a really good example of what Thirsty Dog can do. If you are a fan of Backwoods Bastard and similar beers, this is one to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:17:01 | More by dbc5
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Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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