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Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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791 Ratings
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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 190
Gots: 219 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dbc5 on 06-04-2013)
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dunlap926

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-22-2014 23:15:54 | More by dunlap926
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oberon

North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +3%

Pours a deep rich amber with a thinner but well sustained slight off white head,just great color clarity going on here.Wow the aromas are mind blowing,big sweet caramel and vanilla with a toastiness from the barrel,it has almost a pecan pie-like element to it to go along with dark fruit dipped in vanilla tinged bourbon.Mellow but full feel in the mouth,quite creamy with low carbonation.Vanilla and caramel flavors,almost like spiced rum ball,(if you have ever had one you know what Iam talkin about),there is this faint nuttiness that keeps me harkening back to pecan pie.Damn Thirsty Dog have hit home runs in their barrel aged beers,do more!

06-24-2013 23:00:08 | More by oberon
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-05-2013 01:28:09 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -10.3%

Big thanks to Kevin for this gem. It's got a dark and seductive, caramel colored body with some decent edge clarity; the middle is too dark-hued to be translucent. Over the course of a few minutes, the creamy, beige head settles down to a sifting skin that quietly sifts across the top of the brew. No lacing, but the beer has some nice legs that show up when tilting the glass.

Whoof... The aroma is straight up whiskey, at least right away. I'm talking Jack & Coke, hold the Coke and double down kind of whiskey; drop by drop, through ten feet of sugar maple charcoal. A sturdy, yet underlying malt body can be found beneath the heavy liquor and oak; faintly sweet with hints of caramel, toffee, and a touch of dark fruit.

I'm pretty stoked to find out that the booze isn't nearly as hefty on the palate as it is on the nose, or this would have been one tough mamma jamma to trudge through. Some "dark" sweetness jumps out first and lays the groundwork; burnt brown sugars, caramel, and mild date-like fruits topped with a light cocoa powder covering.

Now imagine all of that being fed to you on a dry, oak slab. Barrel notes are heavy; strong wood and heavy oak with a faint reminder of vanilla. Bourbon/whiskey is of course present, but again, not so overpowering like the aroma made me think it would be. It does get boozier with warmth, but never reaches unapproachable levels, though the nose remains boozily-stringent. Heavy bodied with a lightly sticky mouth feel and reasonable carbonation.

Very nice barrel aged Scotch Ale that drinks pretty nicely. The bourbon pounds its chest and flexes hard in the aroma, yet still shows you that it has a softer side when you finally decided to take a sip. It's like when you find out that the 240 pound, weight lifting, muscle head jock cries whenever he watches the Notebook. Get your Kleenex ready, bro. Thanks again, Kevin.

07-25-2013 11:19:09 | More by tectactoe
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NathanBunn20


4.36/5  rDev -0.5%

A - dark rich brown color, like a stout. S - nutty hint, strong coffee stout aroma. Hint of alcohol. T - tasted like a stout with a smack of yummy bourbon at the end. M - Thick and rich, no complaints. O - about what I expected, not gonna have to drink to many of these to enjoy a good night.

06-30-2014 19:29:42 | More by NathanBunn20
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-07-2014 06:01:41 | More by Schlais
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delaced21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-30-2014 15:28:50 | More by delaced21
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2014 02:32:40 | More by SkiBum22
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RebeccaMB

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

04-24-2014 04:07:15 | More by RebeccaMB
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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-29-2014 12:39:52 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-09-2013 00:28:59 | More by warnerry
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marvin213

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -6.8%

Having a growler of this to enjoy @ home is a real treat! Thanks to Wade-O for bringing this over from the Grapevine @ Baxter Village.

A little darker than normal, as expected from the ol bourbon barrel doi g its thing. In fact, it's darn near black! A thin layer of head stays a while--this big boy beckons like a mythological siren.... The nose is straight bourbon. It's like I've hanged myself upside down in a bourbon barrel. Soggy wet oak with vanilla undertones bombard the malty wee heavy. The taste confirms an earthy, bourbony goodness. This makes me wonder why more wee heavys aren't BBA. I'm not really a fan of the basic style, but it's as if it hugs the bourbon influence with lots of love and kisses! That sweet oaky bourbon really imparts its influence to what might otherwise be a malty mess. I can't help. It compare it to the template of a Backwoods Bastard...and this one hold its own! I'd like to try 'em side-by-side. A deliciously done dog from Thirsty, Ohio! :-)

03-18-2012 20:43:12 | More by marvin213
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megamass

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-10-2013 03:13:28 | More by megamass
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-29-2014 20:36:10 | More by Chris_Panos
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frenchblood21

Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured from 12oz. bottle into Hoppin Frog snifter. Date is 1/15/2014.

Appearance- Real dark brown with slight hues of red and pink. Not quite a whole finger of creamy light tan head. Barely any light behind the beer when held up to light.

Smell- Sweet, peaty bourbon is what I get right away. Prunes, malt and a dank basement is what I get in the back.

Taste- Vanilla and fig followed by bourbon and brown sugar. Maybe just a hint of hops at the end. Call me crazy, but lemon is just barely there too.

Mouthfeel- More carbonation than I had anticipated. It is a bit thin too, but 11 months in bourbon barrels will due that to a beer. Just the perfect amount of alcohol burn at the back of your mouth.

Overall- One of Ohio's best offerings. A must try for all serious craft beer drinkers. At $25 per 4-pack, the beer isn't cheap, but worth every penny.

01-16-2014 02:02:44 | More by frenchblood21
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Shankopotamus

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-22-2013 22:57:05 | More by Shankopotamus
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mikejonze

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-07-2014 19:20:37 | More by mikejonze
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fenlop54

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-19-2014 05:25:20 | More by fenlop54
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-25-2014 06:05:26 | More by Prospero
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-10-2014 05:28:11 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-23-2013 18:38:31 | More by xdefeatsy
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zdauber

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

05-08-2014 14:43:42 | More by zdauber
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ChaseBacon

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

08-10-2013 20:50:40 | More by ChaseBacon
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -8.7%

05-31-2014 17:47:06 | More by buyyourfreedom
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-23-2014 12:20:47 | More by Mantooth
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Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.