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Black Tusk Ale - Whistler Brewing Company

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Whistler Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: elricorico on 11-25-2008

To date, we have won 2 World Awards for this dark, English-style mild ale. You can expect a mild bitterness with notes of chocolate and roasted coffee, and a very clean finish.

Oh, and Black Tusk Ale is named for a famous local landmark – the jet black core of a now-extinct volcano. A must-see when you next come to Whistler.
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Photo of Knuckles2531
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 130guy
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imfinished
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of leaddog
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark chestnut brown with two fingers of bubbly white head that quickly disappates.

Smell - caramel malts, toffee sweetness, dark fruits (plum), hint of nutty aromas, slight earthy hops.

Taste - Pretty identical to the aromas. Caramel malts start it off then go into the toffee sweetness, dark fruits (plum, raisin), hint of nuttiness, and slight earthy hops. The taste is not as pronounced as the aromas suggest.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes with the toffee sweetness and slight dark fruits.

Overall - An agreeable English dark mild. I found the aromas to be a promising start but fell through in the taste. Nonetheless, this has the definite "sessionable" quality to it but the flavours just need to be amped a tad.

Photo of urbs76
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of stript
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of souvenirs
3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle.

A: Very dark, but clear with a reddish hue when held to the light. Lots of light brown head leaving lacing around the glass as it dissipates.

S: Toasted malt. A hint of cocoa.

T: Grainy, roasted-malt flavours, mildly bitter, with a bit of warmth from the alcohol.

F: Smooth, a little bit thinner than medium-bodied.

O: Very sessionable. This isn't outstanding, but there's nothing to complain about. Definitely an enjoyable beer, if not a show stopper.

Photo of CRObighit2
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of LampertLand
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Whistler Brewing 'Black Tusk Ale' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50

A-pour is very dark brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass , almost impenetrable to light , with a big tan head which is quickly dissipating leaving a minimal lace around the pint

S-grain ? with some roasted chocolate malt

T-grainy , mild coffee bitterness , not detecting much hop presence

MF-weak carbonation , weak medium body , thin

Ov-one and done , no thanks Whistler

prost LampertLand

Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GreaseShark
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Cidius
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of soju6
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a mahogany color with a nice tan head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and dark fruits.

T: Taste follows the aroma with roasted malt, dark chocolate with some dark fruit and bit of coffee. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth with a bit of a creamy texture.

O: Easy drinker, nothing fancy.

Photo of KStark
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of drewman_capote
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of harrymel
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a flute glass. Pours a dark brown amber, light off-white head, some lacing. Light aroma of sweet caramel malt, nuts. A mild tasting dark ale with light toasted malt and chocolate. Finish has some nice coffee and roasted malt. Everything just a little light tasting. Pleasant, but not exceptional.

Photo of Coastal_Brew
4/5  rDev +18.7%

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Black Tusk Ale from Whistler Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.