Wulver | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

BA SCORE
96
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1,618 Ratings
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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
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Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.7/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with toffee and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a barrel aged presence that is slightly better in the aroma in my opinion.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

2015 Bottle served cold in a snifter glass.

Appearance: great bottle presentation with the gold foil and bottle art, really classy. Poured a fairly thin deep ruby with a small head that sank to nothing. Nice small bubbles and some carbonation visible. Lots of sediment floating in the glass from the bottle.

Nose: dark fruits right as the bottle was opened, tons of barrel character, vanilla, oaky, coconut, sweet and malty, very ripe fruit to point of turning alcoholic before rancid

Taste: Thin mouthfeel, cola (weird, I know), sweet cherries, raisins and other dark fruits. The Barrel qualities are a bit more hidden in the taste over the nose. The beer is fairly sweet and has a warming alcoholic finish.

Overall: I'm conflicted here. This is rated as the highest Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy on BA but from where I'm sitting it isn't worth the nearly $7 per 12oz bottle. I would go for a Founders Backwoods Bastard over this one any day of the week. The barrel character is lacking, the weird flavors and thin mouthfeel really detract from the barrel aged Wee Heavy experience for me. It's a good beer but, IMO, there are certainly better examples out there.

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Photo of tim007007
3.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tom10101
3.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlhyatt
3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Why don't they age scotch ales on scotch barrels? Makes no sense.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JoeMarinello
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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