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Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,032
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 208
Gots: 283 | FT: 67
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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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up locally and enjoyed from a hoptron uneven snifter.

a - brew pours a watery brown that settles a bit darker in the glass but holds some ruby highlights when held to the lights. Thin white head give quick some streaky lace left behind.

s - nose leads with toffee and caramel. It is amazing how the barrel and base beer really smell like kiquid caramel. Little bit of a chocolate edge.

t/m/o - rather impressive beer. Taste matches the nose but disability is through the roof. Abv is well integrated and this puppy slides down too easily. Not sure why you don't hear more about this one. Super good!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

11/26,2014 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Poured a bit 'high'. Settled into a very inviting light beige head with classic solid lacing. Extremely inviting aroma...dangerously so. May be a tad sweet for some, but...well, I'm your guy on this one. If I was keeping a true top 10, someone would be headed to the showers. Still baffled as to how like barley wine this is to me.

From bottle at home. Excellent brew. Pours to a firm off white head that descends to a light lacing. Liquid has the look of a strong coffee. Aroma remind me of some nice barley wines. Toffee & vanilla with no bitterness & a pleasant sweetness. A very full body rounds out this 12% ale. Like most rich victuals less is more.

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4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at room temperature.

A: Pours into the glass a cloudy, opaque deep hickory brown, and forms a nice pale head that slowly settles into a thick cap and ring. Shining light through the beer reveals a ruby-red cloudiness, and some bubbles slowly rising.

S: Heady caramel and toffee toast malts, twined around a boozy, warm hardwood and vanilla waft out of the glass. The scent is plenty sweet, and contains little surprises here and there, like a tiny touch of anise or a bit of raisin.

T: That is a smooth, smooth barrel-aged wee heavy. Sweet as can be, caramel and toffee and fresh dark bread, all aglow with the warmth of oaky bourbon. Vanilla and raisin play along the edges of the flavor profile, along with some faint shadows of leather and figs. The finish is a quick blast of bourbon, followed by a lingering caramel-toffee sweetness tinged with vanilla. Alcohol heat settles in the belly, not in the mouth.

M: Since "perfect" is not actually all that descriptive, I'll try to be a little more detailed. This is a full, rich, creamy-smooth beer, the sort that feels like you can fold it with your tongue. It clings to the teeth and tongue rather well, and has just the right amount of carbonation for me not to notice it at all without the beer feeling flat.

O: This may be the single best execution of an aged wee heavy I have ever had, including the Founders Backwoods Bastard. Incredibly easy to drink, allows the malty sweetness to star with the bourbon barrel as the supporting cast, hides the ABV well - this is a really well done beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Many thanks to WesMantooth for this bottle.

A - Pours a deep, dark burgundy color with a very fine caramel colored ring of lacing.

S - Toffee, bourbon, vanilla, and oak.

T - Follows the nose: Bourbon boldness up front and throughout, followed with vanilla, oak, toffee, plumbs, and prunes. Light alcohol effervescence funnels up and into the nose.

M - Mild warming on the first few sips until the throat adjusts. Thick bodied, slippery, silky, sticky.

O - This is an outstanding beer.

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Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,032 ratings.