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

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Added by Spider889 on 12-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#344
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
1,641
pDev:
8.26%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
278
Gots:
406
Trade:
74
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Ratings: 1,641 |  Reviews: 226
Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mflamar
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CayseyW
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

UPDATED REVIEW (11/25)
Revisiting the same four pack from the fridge. Allowed to warm up a bit before splitting two ways. Totally different (positive) experience.

Aroma and taste of candied pear, cut figs, sticky dates, caramel and toffee. Smooth and soft on the palate; solid carbonation livens up an anotherwise viscous liquid. Warmth not heat from the ABV; awesome sipper. Will gladly revisit.

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Recipient of fine generosity whilst in Ohio. Poured dark brown, muddled out of the bottle with a thin head that fades quickly. Hyperactive carbonation with lots of bubbles at work. Aroma is dark fruit, cola, burnt sugar, caramel. Taste is sweet malt, prunes, plump raisins, booze, caramel, vanilla...and cola. There's a soda-aspect at play in both taste and feel. Bourbon heat at the end lingers for a warming second or two.

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Photo of mschrei
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark reddish brown, thin tannish edges. Very light foam and lacing. Smell is roasty malt and bourbon. Bourbon and malt notes on taste, light sweet caramel present. Slightly thin feel with a mild alcohol presence.

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Photo of PprBurke
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received in a trade 2014 vintage. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear chestnut hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of loads of cheap bourbon, fair amount of woody bourbon. Some malt sweetness.

T - Taste is loads of caramel, nice sweet bourbon, good barrel notes. Malts are sweet, nice bourbon. Solid.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, thin, watery. Alcohol hidden verry well.

O - Overall this was a solid wee heavy. Decent caramel, the bourbon is a bit on the generic side.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud

Light fizzy head, dark murky molasses brown color, little lacing

Nose is interesting, bourbon candy booze and fruit, very raw young cheap bourbon, pretty much a glass of cheap bourbon, oaky, sweet candy malt, syrupy.

Taste brings sweet syrupy candy malt, reddish candy malt, caramel, etc, but tons of cheap bourbon, sweet simple sugar and molasses, loads of caramel, little toasted oak and vanilla, big bourbon finish, oaky sweet candy, basically a cheap bourbon like him beam with caramel and oak in it.

Mouth is med to syrupy fuller bod, lighter carb, no real booze, little thin.

Basically a cheap bourbon with sweet caramel oak and nothing else, not bad but not much for the beer side, yet booze hidden well.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
3.88/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rkarimi
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of rypkr
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic. Blows the other bb scotch ales that I've had away (I'm looking at you backwoods bastard and BA scotty karate).

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Photo of Damian74
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pda22
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MacMalt
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into snifter. It pours a dirty brown-cola color with a thin, ecru-colored head and lacing. The head dissipated quickly. It smells of roasted malt, oak, vanilla, peat smoke, and bourbon. It's a very appealing aroma. The taste features vanilla, caramel, molasses, oak, tobacco, and a strong dose of cherry. You can also taste the bourbon and it finishes with a slight bitterness. It starts out quite sweet but finishes with just a touch of sourness. It is medium-bodied, creamy, and lightly-carbonated. I was really surprised that the ABV is 12% because it isn't overly boozy. The bourbon taste is really mellow and pleasant. Overall, it is a well-crafted and delicious Wee Heavy. The cherry flavor gives it a different feel from any other example of the style that I've had. It's a sipper; you have to be careful because the alcohol is so well masked. It would pair well with a hearty meal or for sipping on a cool Fall afternoon with friends.

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Photo of NMA
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sellen
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,641 ratings