Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,050
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 215
Gots: 284 | FT: 65
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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3.55/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a cask offering filled with cherries. Served in a nonic, the brew appears a dark amber with orange clarity aroubd the edges. A white filmoif head quickly receeds leaving spotty lace on the glass.

The smell is muted with caramel and toffee malt sweetnes. A touch of vanilla is also present. Some dark fruit character almost like current and brown sugar with an alcohol inclusion mix things up and get somewhat medicinal with a mild herbal hop inclusion.

The taste is very sweet with earthy pitty cherries. Somewhat medicinal coupled with vanilla and caramel/toffee sugar quality. Some alcohol and earth into the aftertase with faint hop addition to break up the sweetness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light kiss of carbonation. Not bad but nit something I would have again in any quantity larger than a couple ounces. Its an interesting change of pace for the style but too sweet and medicinal for me to really dig.

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3.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very strong. I expected this however it was a bit strong for my taste. I am a very big bourbon fan so I decided to give this a shot. Strong rich coffee sent with a similar bite to the tongue. Heavy in abv and you can tell. I feel like one or two of these 12% would knock me out. Not my favorite, but doable.

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3.68/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

2.75 A: Deep brown color. Just a thin skin of head formed during an aggressive pour and fell just as quickly as it formed.

4.0 S: The bourbon and barrel mix extremely well with the base beer. Big leathery component with molasses, melon, plum, raisin, and caramel. A touch of smokiness, a bit of roast, vanilla, oak.

3.75 T: Taste is like the nose. Leather, molasses, plum, raisin, caramel, smoky peat. Roast vanilla, oak. I'd prefer it to be a bit thicker and perhaps a bit sweeter, but it's still pretty good.

3.0 M: Heavier medium body. Undercarbonated by about half of what I'd want. Lightly creamy, which I imagine would be improved with more carbonation.

3.75 D: Pretty good beer. Only complaint is that I'd love some more carbonation.

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3.7/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,050 ratings.