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Wulver - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 205
Gots: 282 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dbc5 on 06-04-2013)
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Unfortunately quite thin and flat.

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3.8/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I called this a wee too heavy. I had one that I bought around Christmas, I think, and it sat for around four months in my fridge. That should not have done much one way or another to the taste. It might have allowed the hops to die down.

The appearance was of root beer. Nothing too special in the aroma - booze and sweet malts.

The taste was sweet and not too boozy. There were little hops or yeast tastes, I expected some. The aftertaste was also sweet.

It definitely is a sweet, boozy thing. Not something I really need to do again.

Photo of nickapalooza86
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber in the light, brownish amber to the eye, very slight layer of head.

Smell is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, toffee, oak and a little caramel

Taste is vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee, caramel, raison,

Mouthfeel is a little lighter then I expected. Wish it was a little less carbonated, and a little fuller mouthfeel. Alcohol is no where to be found. Dry

It is a good not great beer. Backwoods this is not. Mouthfeel makes it feel like way less ABV then 12 if it did not say on the bottle I would have guessed around 8.

My sister in law got this for me while in Ohio and she said it was pretty pricey, doubt I would grab it again but if you see it give it a try.

Photo of tectactoe
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Kevin for this gem. It's got a dark and seductive, caramel colored body with some decent edge clarity; the middle is too dark-hued to be translucent. Over the course of a few minutes, the creamy, beige head settles down to a sifting skin that quietly sifts across the top of the brew. No lacing, but the beer has some nice legs that show up when tilting the glass.

Whoof... The aroma is straight up whiskey, at least right away. I'm talking Jack & Coke, hold the Coke and double down kind of whiskey; drop by drop, through ten feet of sugar maple charcoal. A sturdy, yet underlying malt body can be found beneath the heavy liquor and oak; faintly sweet with hints of caramel, toffee, and a touch of dark fruit.

I'm pretty stoked to find out that the booze isn't nearly as hefty on the palate as it is on the nose, or this would have been one tough mamma jamma to trudge through. Some "dark" sweetness jumps out first and lays the groundwork; burnt brown sugars, caramel, and mild date-like fruits topped with a light cocoa powder covering.

Now imagine all of that being fed to you on a dry, oak slab. Barrel notes are heavy; strong wood and heavy oak with a faint reminder of vanilla. Bourbon/whiskey is of course present, but again, not so overpowering like the aroma made me think it would be. It does get boozier with warmth, but never reaches unapproachable levels, though the nose remains boozily-stringent. Heavy bodied with a lightly sticky mouth feel and reasonable carbonation.

Very nice barrel aged Scotch Ale that drinks pretty nicely. The bourbon pounds its chest and flexes hard in the aroma, yet still shows you that it has a softer side when you finally decided to take a sip. It's like when you find out that the 240 pound, weight lifting, muscle head jock cries whenever he watches the Notebook. Get your Kleenex ready, bro. Thanks again, Kevin.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thirsty Dog : Wulver

LOOK: Pours a deep amber color, with a white head and decent retention.

SMELL: Fruit, malt, bourbon, oak. Strong aroma of mass amounts of sweet malts.

TASTE: Rich maltyness gives way to a full on bourbon flavor and dry oak. Suggestions of brown sugar, peat, molasses. Caramel flavors abound. Impressive bourbon flavor growing as it warms.

FEEL: Full bodied ale, well carbonated, oaky tannins in the drying finish.

OVERALL: A sturdy barrel aged scotch that can stand up to any occasion. A fine beer from Thirsty Dog. Would make a compliment to any pint glass or snifter.

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3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wanted something big tonight. since i've had bourbon county the last 3 nights, thought i'd give something else a shot. 12% and according to the bottle, best served at 43 degrees. and so i do as i'm told..

First thing i think.. and i keep thinking it.. is bourbon coca cola.. seriously. lighter mouthfeel, same color, very carbonated. like a jack and coke. i thought it would be a bit darker. i can see right through it. not much of a nose on it at all. the flavor profile is pretty nice though.

Was expecting a bit more from it honestly. but a very nice drinking brew. not that i'd trade for it, but if i saw it on the shelf i may pick a 4 pack up.. i'm waiting for it to warm up and see if more of the nuances come out..

Photo of NCalement
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a very dark ruby brown color. No head really with little to no lacing. Looks rich a good

S- Bourbon, molasses, dates, vanilla, brown sugar and alcohol. Its very smooth and bourbon forward. Not much oak.

T- Bourbon, lots of bourbon. Vanilla, sweet malts, caramel, and dark fruit flavors. Has a nice alcohol burn at the end. Small amount of tobacco on the back end.

M- Viscus and smooth. Rather velvety and rich. Leaves the mouth burning slightly from the booze. For the style its rich a dank like it should be.

O- Very good barrel aged wee heavy. Not the most complex I've had but it accomplishes the bourbon forward flavor that I like in the style.

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Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,028 ratings.