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Tennent's Aged With Whisky Oak - Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 76
Avg: 3.4
pDev: 35.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | 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: 19 | Hads: 76
Reviews by windypete:
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Photo of vinivini
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours clear copper amber from a from a clear glass bottle. Produces a 1” off-white foam column that is semi-persistent. S: The beer is skunky and the brewer bears some responsibility for the skunk for bottling the beer in a clear bottle. After swirling the beer for a few minutes some malt comes though. T: Malt flavors with light caramel to toffee fight their way through the skunk and some whiskey and vanilla peek through. Lingering sweetness, toast and biscuit.Traces of salt and mineral. F: Medium body and carbonation. O: This beer demonstrates why a brewer should not package a beer for export in a clear bottle.

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Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of samtrillo
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Belgeko
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Skabiski
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Segelstrom
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates to patches, leaving light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with hints of biscuit, whiskey, apple family juice, oaky vanilla; skunky, alas. Flavor is caramel malt, vanilla, light grassy hops, whiskey; finishes with whiskey, oaky vanilla, a touch buttery, light grassy hops. No skunk detectable in the flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Although light in flavor for an ale with whiskey aging, the flavors are well balanced and support the barrel flavors well. Not much real character to the base beer, but it all comes together well enough. I really like whiskey aged ales, and although this one left me wishing for a bit more intense flavor, it delivered what it promised and a was a pleasant experience. Too bad about the clear bottle, one of the great mysteries of craft brewing to endanger the aroma of the ale that way. Puzzling. I'd never buy this in a bottle again, but would definitely try it agina on cask.

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3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber to copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar consisting of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of vanilla and oak are present in the nose along with some hints of whiskey.
T: The taste generally follows the smell, but it a little stronger and moderate flavors of vanilla along with some hints of whiskey towards the finish and subtle bits of malty sweetness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a lot more drinkable compared to other beers in the style, but still retains a nice amount of aromas and flavors from the whiskey barrel aging.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parintele
2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall I like bourbon barrel beers better, but this was a very nice change

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2.74/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprised me, pretty good brew

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Tennent's Aged With Whisky Oak from Tennent Caledonian Breweries
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