Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Reviews by thegodfather1076:
4.64/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: Great looking bottle that is very classy looking but very eye catching. Label has a cool looking logo in the traditional Thirsty Dog K-9 theme with a gold overlayed metallic font. Gives a small description of the beer, ABV+IBU info, states “Aged in bourbon barrels”, states “Aged 11 months”, small bit of brewery info, web info, and signatures of Masterbrewer and Owner. Neck is wrapped in gold foil.
Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 21oz thistle glass led to a 3 finger very light brown head of medium density atop a deep dark ruby reddish brown beer. Excellent head retention of 6min before fading to a thick coating and ring with excellent lacing.
Smell/Aroma: Nose is intoxicating with heavy oak and vanilla aspects along side a heavy bourbon accent. Also evident are the aroma of caramelized dark fruits and a bit of coconut.
Flavor/Taste: Taste is very rich with a deep bourbon flavor along with a heavy vanilla and oak taste on the front end. Midpoint is dominated by brown sugar molasses, and caramel flavoring before giving way to a toasted malt and bourbon finish and aftertaste.
MouthFeel/Drinkability: Full bodied and thick with above average carbonation. Very drinkable even at the high ABV.
Overall/Comments: Wow. An extremely complex and interesting beer that was excellent. A great beer that will probably age very well. More that one of these would be dangerous. A must try beer. Consumed 7/22/13. Classified as a Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy @ 12.8% ABV.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 20:26:27 | More by thegodfather1076
More User Reviews:
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
4.66/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A - Poured out a nice amber with a tiny bit of sediment from the bottom. Nice head that lasted a few minutes with decent lacing.
S - Nice hints of caramel, butterscotch. Touch of bourbon and vanilla.
T - Extremely smooth and balanced flavors for a brew aged in bourbon barrels. Nice vanilla and bourbon up front which don't overpower. Nice toffee and dark fruit follow with subtle oak and sweet chocolate.
M - Nice and buttery and medium bodied.
O - Can't believe it took me so long to try this beer. Don't usually care too much for this brewery, but this outstanding. Got a few stored away to see how it matures.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 20:35:47 | More by toppoop
Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.