Wulver | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

WulverWulver
BA SCORE
4.36/5
1,625 Ratings
WulverWulver
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
Ranking:
#349
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
1,625
pDev:
8.26%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
278
Gots:
406
Trade:
74
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,625 |  Reviews: 220
Photo of rkarimi
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

9-6

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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

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

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

Photo of BAsbill
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
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 -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NEOdrinker
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SerialTicker
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
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 -5%
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 -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wulver from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,625 ratings
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