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Black Tusk Ale - Whistler Brewing Company

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: elricorico on 11-25-2008)
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Reviews by Vancer:
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Vancer

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another brew from the sample pack my son from Seattle brought me for Xmas.

This one pours a deep cola brown into the Saison Dupont glass, small tan head tries to rise from the deck, but falls quickly.

Chocolate malt shake in the aroma, tidbits of roasted bread and coffee. Taste almost gets over the hump with the same flavors, but they lack an overall goodness and remain wimpy in the background. A hint, and a small one, of caramel helps in the finish. Not a bad beer, it would make a decent lawnmower brew, if not for the insane prices from the Canada boys.

My son says a case is like $40 US bucks. Nuts!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 22:37:40 | More by Vancer
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 19:43:22 | More by LampertLand
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Missouri

3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 23:30:12 | More by soju6
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-28-2013 14:05:57 | More by KStark
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France

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

01-14-2013 20:30:00 | More by drewman_capote
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

10-13-2012 08:18:36 | More by pin
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

09-21-2012 05:37:47 | More by harrymel
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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PolarBear3

Australia

2.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a deep brown ruby colour with a one fingered head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin film.

S - Roasted coffee and chocolate malts with a hint of dark fruit

T - Definite coffee and chocolate sweet malts with some caramel and toffee biscuit at the finish.

M - medium bodied with good carbonation and fairly smooth.

O - Not a bad drop. A fairly smooth and well balanced beer but a little bland overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 09:49:22 | More by PolarBear3
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SmashPants

Australia

3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: decent old-school 330mL bottle, cool Canadian-style label. The beer name trumps it for me :)

Appearance: deep amber with ruby-black highlights. Light tan head with moderate retention.

Aroma: slightly grainy and sweet, with a touch of fruit overtones. Light aroma per the English mild style.

Taste: light roasted nut, caramel, biscuit, some berries, reasonable bitterness for a mild.

Aftertaste: the light flavour lingers slightly. Some malts and fruit remains.

Mouth feel: quite a light body, and light carbonation. Could have done with a bit more body to carry the flavour.

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Black Tusk Ale from Whistler Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.