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Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,033
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbc5 on 06-04-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A word to those who read reviews before pouring: Pour heavily. I only started pouring aggressively halfway through, and still got less than half a finger of head. This rapidly disappeared, leaving me with a rich ruby-brown body. Lace is absolutely missing.

This beer smells like bourbon. Beneath the bourbon, I get notes of vanilla and wood. I think I'm also getting caramel and malt, but I can't clearly smell it through the bourbon.

Vanilla starts at the beginning. This goes into a maltiness, which breaks through into a woodiness. Molasses comes in with the bourbon, with the vanilla just growing to a crescendo with a strong combined finish with the molasses. As jarring as the bourbon aroma is, that is how smooth the flavor is.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. It is surprisingly very smooth the whole way through. It leaves just the faintest residue at the back of the throat. Carbonation is just right- subdued.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with toffee and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a barrel aged presence that is slightly better in the aroma in my opinion.

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Sampled from a 12oz bottle.

A - Brown with the slightest hint of red. A small beige head of large bubbles that tries but never really gets established.

S - Bourbon with sweet malts and vanilla. Also notes of molasses and brown sugar.

T - A firm kick of bourbon balanced by rich and somewhat sweet malts. Lightly roasted marshmallows and brown sugar give it a lingering sweetness.

M - Moderate consistency but smooth with a low carbonation.

O - Flavorful and interesting.

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Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,033 ratings.