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Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,115
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 220
Gots: 310 | FT: 68
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dbc5 on 06-04-2013

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, to cut to the quick, this is one fantastic beer.

Caramel, vanilla, bourbon all blend together seamlessly in this smooth drinker. No alcohol burn at all, which is quite a feat at 12% ABV. It does make this beer slightly dangerous though, as it is almost too easy to drink.

Definitely something I look forward to drinking again, easily my favorite BA Scotch Ale that I've had.

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4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter. Very little tan head which didn't last long and no lacing. Deep reddish color. Smell is bourbon, vanilla, and caramel, very enticing. Taste is caramel, vanilla, bourbon, and wood. In the first few sips bourbon dominated but as it warms up bourbon starts taking a back seat to the other flavors. Sweet, but not cloying. Sticky and chewy with just a prickle of carbonation.

Overall, a great sipper. Not for a long night of drinking, but perfect for staying in on a cold, winter night. I will go out of my way to get more of this beer.

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4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Body is a dark cola color. When held up to the light one can see that it is a dark, muddy brown. Pours with a 2-3 finger foamy tan head that slowly fades to a thin collar.

S- Overall nose impression is sweet and boozy. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, caramel. These notes a very balanced. Definitely a good barrel aged scotch ale nose.

T- Upfront is a dark fruity flavor-plum and raisin perhaps. There is a mild caramel backbone. The finish is much more in line with the style with a lot of bourbon flavor, a hint of oak, a hint of vanilla, and some molasses. A slight alcohol heat lingers on the palate as well as a hint of dark fruit.

M- Heavy body with a sticky/chewy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Only a mild alcohol astringency is noticable

O- Overall this is a good BA scotch ale. The dark fruit notes are a bit atypical and give this scotch ale hints of Belgian dark ale. This brew doesn't hide the booze-but it certainly isn't off putting either. I'd like the beer to taste more like it smells. On a side note-my husband absolutely thinks this beer is exceptional.

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Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.