Wulver | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Spider889 on 12-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,618
Reviews:
218
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.28%
 
 
Wants:
276
Gots:
411
For Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,618 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of Sellen
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage on draft. Pours dark brown with scant tan head. Smell is bourbon, toffee and sweet malts . Tastes of butterscotch, toffee, vanilla, oak and caramel. Great mouthfeel and alcohol totally hidden

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NEOdrinker
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SerialTicker
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Not what I anticipated. Looks thin. Pours a light brown color that looks dark amber in the glass. Effervescent head that quickly bubbles away. 3.5/5

Smell: Actually a lot of somewhat tart cherry for me overlying a bit of maple syrup barrel thing -- maybe even some molasses. A bit of bourbon, oak, and vanilla, but really, this smells like boozy cherries and molasses. I really dig it. 4.5/5

Taste/feel: Hits with the cherry right away before there's a rush of bourbon and booze that hits and burns a bit before some oak and vanilla come in to simmer it down. Definitely on the thin side with a surprising amount of carbonation, but I'm loving it. 4.5/5, 3.75/5

Tastes more like a bourbon and cherry cocktail than beer given its thin body and strange carbonation, but I really like it. It tastes delicious and has an excellent depth of flavor, with the cherry flavor offering a modest tannin vibe as it warms. Outstanding beer.

4.5/5

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.58/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Strong alcohol presence but flavorful. Great mouth feel.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The glass is populated by an almost murky deep deep russet brown. Minimal head, really just more an accumulation of fine grain around the corner of the eye with one outpost floating from point to point. Surprisingly decent lacing, considering.

Nose is a delicious melange of rich sweet hard candies: caramel and toffee and even some butterscotch vie with a subtle proffering of oak and vanilla. This is all cold of course. Tobacco and leather add their wisdom to the folds.

Flavour brings forth many of the same notes, but with more of an emphasis on the leather and tobacco than on the caramel and toffee (they're still there though, don't you worry!). There's some dried fig in there as well and the oak and vanilla and bourbon layer in beautifully. Alcohol is stowed away wonderfully here.

Much love to @WesMantooth for including this in his NBS BIF#3 box. Really really glad to have gotten the opportunity to give it a try!

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Photo of ChivoPepe
3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- The beer pours a deep caramel with a modest one finger off white head. Lacing is patchy and when tipped back can be seen to be formed with many fine bubbles.
S- The barrel aging dominates the nose. It is full of oaky vanilla and bourbon. The alcohol can be detected faintly behind it all. The barrel aging on this beer is superb.
T- Diving into the beer, the first thought I have is how smooth it seems. There are vanilla and caramel notes in spades. The bourbon lingers to the finish with a slight alchohol bite.
F-The carbonation is light but prickly. This combined with the alcohol bite in the finish, makes the beer finish dry. Overall mouthfeel is on the higher side of medium.
O- On the merits of execution I find this beer to be every bit as good as Backwood's Bastard. However the exorbitant price difference makes me lean towards Backwood's Bastard as the better overall value. Still I wouldn't hesitate to enjoy this beer if you can handle price. It's a superb barrel aged wee heavy.

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Photo of TBonez477
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of foundersasap
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a perfect Wee Heavy. This beer is almost unfair to rate amongst the others because this is a man amongst per-pubescent boys. Big and pow with caramel, slight smoke, bourbon...it's got it all going on. And 12% and smooth. Amazing beer.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dmorgan310
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kguard
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
4.35 out of 5 based on 1,618 ratings.
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