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Tennent's Aged With Whisky Oak - Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Reviews: 15
Hads: 65
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tennent Caledonian Breweries visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MarkoNm on 03-01-2014

Brewed at our ancestral home in Glasgow, Tennent’s Beer Aged with Whisky Oak, draws on a lifetime’s commitment to brewing ales and lagers through the passion and expertise of our brewers.
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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 65
Photo of entenduintransit
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is very perplexing because the look, taste, and feel of it are all fairly superb, but the smell is reminiscent of some of the worst macrobrewed lagers. When I first smelled it I expected the worst but was very surprised by a crisp and delicious beer. I just don't understand why the smell is so rank. (310 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fruity specialty malt, caramel, toasted malt, oak, and whiskey form the aroma.

Flavor is caramelly, slightly sweet, finishing toasted, nutty, and oaky. There's a metallic note mid palate. Whiskey weaves throughout. Lacks depth of flavor. More malt character could support the whiskey better. It's thin, and that metallic note detracts. As it warms, oxidation becomes evident in the form of cardboard. (401 characters)

Photo of patre_tim
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shiny copper with no carbonation and a half finger of off white head.

Malt, whisky, skunk, oak barrel reminding me of a good Cantillon lambic, dusty cellar, a hint of fruitiness, dirty potato, a creaminess as well.

A hit of sweet malt, then the oak aging comes through, woody, a fruity almost peach quality, cellar, no sourness in spite of what the nose brought to my mind, vanilla. I get tomato as well, strange as it sounds.

Light body, little carbonation, not super dry.

Loving the oak barrel qualities, and overall its an excellent brew. Skunk on the nose is unfortunate, but hey it’s a clear bottle. Drank in Chiang Mai June 19th, 2015. (649 characters)

Photo of jmasher85
3.01/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Totally got taken in by the labelling on this one. The first bottle I drank was okay, but since I had to buy a 4 pack, my disappointment for this beer carried over and exacerbated itself over the course of the next 3 bottles. Not nearly as rich or "Scottish" a beer as I was hoping for. (Not sure how it could have been more Scottish, but I can tell you for certain that it wasn't.)

Thin texture, like a weak soda, and a clear amber color would make this appear outwardly like any vienna lager. The whiskey flavor is definitely there in the smell and taste, but it's rather thin and one-dimensional and what it really reminds me of is when I'd drop half a shot of Johnny Walker into a Yuengling to "power it up" back in my college drinking days. That said, the whiskey flavor and oak aging does present itself wistfully, if weakly, and while I'll probably avoid this one in the future, it made for a palatable drink. (922 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The flavor presents the whiskey upfront with an Old Ale like maltiness. I get caramel and toffee malt, raisin, oak, char and barley. This is all presented in a very light package. (180 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle.
Mild but clear oak and whisky notes in the nose. The flavor is not as good but carries a lasting aftertaste of the whisky barrel.
Clear brown body with a very good head. (187 characters)

Photo of scotorum
3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Liking the classy bottle shape and label, although the clear glass risks skunkiness.

Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Clear copper with an inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Slight caramel malt.

t: Whiskey up front over a medium caramel malt base. Some bite and lingering acidic bitterness.

m: Medium, good body, diminishing carbonation tingle.

o: Took a little getting used to before the acidic bitter notes subsided, but endes up being a good sipper with whiskey-dominated flavor. Not as good as I&G Rum Cask Aged but ultimately not a disappointment. (634 characters)

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.17/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice Old Ale with whisky and vanilla notes. Slight skunk in the aroma because of the clear bottle, but a good beer. Whisky oak character is very enjoyable and a nice change for mexican market. (197 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, fruit, wood, and slight skunk aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, nut, fruit, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the whisky soaked oak chips mainly give this one wood characteristics only.

Serving type: bottle. (632 characters)

Photo of Jetulio
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass

Appearance....... Orange hazy  beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers aprox

Aroma...............   malt & bares, oak wood aroma predominance

Taste........ Whisky notes and then hop , touch of bitterness lasting in mouth

Mouthfeel........... medium/full body and soft carbonation

Overall............ an english ale with some sale bit nothing special (408 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 11/30/2015. Pours slightly hazy pale orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of toast, biscuit, light caramel, oak, whiskey, light vanilla, pear, apple, herbal, and yeast/oak earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of bready malt, yeast ester, earthy hop, and oak notes; with decent strength. Taste of toast, biscuit, light caramel, whiskey, oak, light vanilla, pear, apple, herbal, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light herbal/oak bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, light toffee, whiskey, oak, light vanilla, pear, apple, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness, balance, and solid complexity of bready malt, yeast ester, earthy hop, and oak flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice oak aged English strong ale style. All around good balance, robustness, and solid complexity of bready malt, fruity yeast, earthy hop, and oak flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. (1,467 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the clear 11.2 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on January 19, 2015.

It is highly attractive to look at with its yellow to light amber pour and big, cream colored head. The head fades with little lacing.

Alas, the clear bottle resulted in skunkiness or me. That overpowers the vague biscuit malt and mild hop characters. Not much in the way of wood or whiskey.

Medium body.

The taste seems to bring out a little more wooden musky cellar characters with those malts but nothing is really in my face. Mild finish. Maybe it is supposed to be mellow. If so, they succeeded. I think I wanted more punch. (603 characters)

Photo of CIBoy10
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a nice amber orange/brown. Head and lacing are minimal. Smell consists of a faint hint of Scotch whiskey, malt, and grass. Taste is grassy, smokey, and oakey with a little tabacco. Definitely unique. It feels pretty light actually. Not very sweet. Not very bitter either. I let a few people who don't like craft beer sample it and they actually enjoyed it. I would definitely have this again but I don't think I'd buy it regularly. Solid and definitely worth a try to experience something a little different. Cheers! (527 characters)

Photo of dcajero
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Beautiful copper color, very little light head with minimal lacing. The scotch barrel adds a different flavor than the more common bourbon barrel, much lighter and delicate. Reminds me of an oaky Newcastle brown. (214 characters)

Photo of MarkoNm
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fills the glass with amber color (more orangey undertone) and a small white head with no retention to speak of.
The aroma is combination of malts, some woody and grassy aroma and just a pinch of that whisky aroma (could be just imagining it).
The taste starts nicely with a very moderate bitterness. The body is balanced and finishes with a minimal amount of sweetness (whisky-like).
Very nice, enjoyable and smooth. Could have a couple more. (443 characters)

Tennent's Aged With Whisky Oak from Tennent Caledonian Breweries
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