Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by hustlesworth:
4.99/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A- reddish brown in color initially, but blood red when held up to the light. The thin beige head is barely there to begin with and settles quickly. Perfectly acceptable for a bourbon barrel aged beer of this style as well as the drippy spots of lace.
S- the nose abounds with bourbon aromas. Vanilla, toffee, caramel, maple, and stinging booze fume out of the snifter, with vanilla and booze being the most dominant. Brown sugar and praline come through with an earthy nutty sweetness. Undertones of Nutella, cocoa, oak, leather and pipe tobacco appear with another swirl of the glass.
T- the taste perfectly mirrors the aroma with alcohol warmth and the same nutty vanilla sweetness balanced by toasted grain and a pinch of earthy hops flavor with almost no bitterness. Vanilla and toffee, pecan and hazelnut, a hint of smoke and maple syrup. Exquisitely balanced, and never too sweet or cloying. Masterful alcohol execution keeps everything in check. Finish is long on oak as the sweetness fades.
MF- velvety smooth and atomically small carbonation abrades the tongue lovingly, leaving some residual sugars behind to compliment the tannic and alcohol dryness. All the alcohol makes the body feel lighter than it actually is but make no mistake-- this is a total sipper, if that wasn't obvious already. Which it should have been.
D- this is an insanely good beer that earns its high price tag. Between this and BBA Siberian night, thirsty dog has some of the best beers in the galaxy. I prefer BBA Siberian night because I favor the style, but this is the best damn wee heavy to cross my face, thanks to the precise 11 month bourbon barrel aging that fits this style so well. I love you, thirsty dog. I love you with all my senses.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2013 01:12:03 | More by hustlesworth
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4.45/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Thirsty Dog Wulver
Poured into tulip glass
A: Pours dark murky brown. Almost reminds me of a soda just sitting inside a hollowed log kinda murky.
S: All I smell is bourbon . . . Maybe some dark fruits but mostly all I detect is booze. Pretty intimidating really.
T: Delicious ! Definitely a wee heavy now. Bourbon flavors bursting forth right from the start. Dark fruits such as raisins, figs and dates coat the mouth with a nice touch as this goes down smooth.
M: A big beer with smooth qualities. Drinks easy but you better just sip this beer fellas. Warming for sure but doesn't have that boozy burning you'd expect at the smell.
O: Wonderful beer . . . Period ! Been keeping an eye out for this one for a while now and glad I found it. It didn't disappoint. As a matter of fact it lived up to the hype and expectations I had for it. A bit pricey but I will go get more next pay day (hope it's still available)
Picture this . . . It's a cold, windy and rainy evening. You've just played a tough but rewarding 18 holes on the old course at St. Andrews. The rain still slowly falls as you make your way home winding your way through the meadows and cobble stone trails. The sky is a colorless grey as you spot the smoke rising slowly from the chimney of your stone cabin. The door creeks open . . . You drop your clubs on the floor and stroll to the fireplace to warm your hands for a spell. After the sense of feeling spreads back into your finger tips you fall into your favorite old rocking chair for a night cap. You sit there warming yourself by the fire. Staring into the burning abyss your mind is lost in thoughts of days past.
Wulver is that kind of beer.
This is the perfect beer for that moment.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 02:07:02 | More by GOBLIN
Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.