Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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4.54/5 rDev +3.4%
Finally getting to #500, took my grand ole time. Saved a great local brew for this one.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Appears a rich dark brown with hints of ruby showing through. There is a very thin, fizzy off-white head. It dissipates quickly, leaving a ring around the edge of the glass, with a touch of lacing.
The nose is deep and rich. Full of dark roasted malts, hints of raisin, oak, bourbon, vanilla and caramel. This keeps you going back for more; sip after sip. The taste is very deep and complex as well. The caramel hits up front, followed by loads of dark fruit. Then the vanilla and oak follow through, finishing with the bourbon. There is a bit of heat in the finish, but it isn't overwhelming.
The mouthfeel is heavy-bodied, with low amounts of carbonation. The finish is sticky and leaves the taste hanging around for a while - works really well. Overall, this is an excellent brew. It is extremely drinkable for the ABV, and the complexities are crazy. Everything works together in beautiful ways and keeps you going back for more. The price is a bit high, but understandable for this brew.
07-31-2014 19:12:15 | More by zimm421
4.8/5 rDev +9.3%
Apparently I didn't review this bad boy the last few times I had it. Glad to say that I have a few bottles at the house.
This delicious brew pours dark tan with no head (ginger pour on my part). After 20 minutes out of the fridge, Bourbon and vanilla hit the nose immediately, a little maple and a small amount of booze.
As far as taste, BIG bourbon and brown sugar. Vanilla washes over the sides of my tongue. Not a lot of alcohol presence on the tongue as you'd expect for a barrel-aged 12% brew.
A year has done wonders for this marvelous beer. I can't wait too see what happens to this one with time.
07-28-2014 23:25:55 | More by jerefreakinmiah
4.98/5 rDev +13.4%
This is a great tasting brew. Must enjoy strong bourbon barrel brews. This is a whopping 12% alcohol and the taste is unreal. I highly recommend this for those who enjoy a strong beer. I cannot wait to try others from Thirsty Dog! The flavors are unbelievable, making it a tasty beer.
07-27-2014 01:12:02 | More by Zacemy
4.75/5 rDev +8.2%
Here it is. Celebrating my 1000th review. Only took me approximately two years and ten months.
Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No readable freshness date.
A- Pours a medium brown color with an 1/8 inch off-white head that barely retains at all before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and almost zero surface foam.
S- How'd they do that? They've somehow captured all the great notes of sweetness you get from a bourbon barrel aging including brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, molasses, raisin, lots of fig and especially coffee cake. I get huge wafts of coffee cake off of this and it's spectacular. All with this undercurrent of bourbon that ties everything together. I could smell this beer all day but I don't want it to get too warm.
T- At first there's raisin, dark fruit and a hint of sherry. Some caramel sweetness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is magnificently masked but there are little shots of booze on the palate here and there, especially after multiple sips are taken. This drinks almost like a nice port but better.
M- Slick, semi-creamy but not incredibly viscous even for a Scotch ale. Low carbonation with a body leaning toward the fuller side.
O- My mind is properly blown. Easily one of my top 5 BBA beers. The aroma alone makes me wish I had more than just one of these.
07-26-2014 23:38:12 | More by Immortale25
Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.