Black Tusk Ale - Whistler Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.76/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
03-03-2014 03:02:31 | More by souvenirs
British Columbia (Canada)
3.63/5 rDev +7.7%
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
02-17-2014 19:43:22 | More by LampertLand
3.46/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
05-31-2013 23:30:12 | More by soju6
3.35/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
08-07-2012 19:59:30 | More by LiquidAmber
2.88/5 rDev -14.5%
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.
07-02-2012 09:49:22 | More by PolarBear3
3.53/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
Overall: an interesting English Dark Mild Ale - has some grain and fruit flavours, with a touch of bitterness. Much better than most milds I have had, however it is 5% ABV, so maybe it isn't a true-to-style mild...
06-28-2012 10:15:17 | More by SmashPants
Black Tusk Ale from Whistler Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.