Black Tusk Ale | Whistler Brewing Company

Black Tusk AleBlack Tusk Ale
BA SCORE
23.2%
Liked This Beer
3.39 w/ 69 ratings
Black Tusk AleBlack Tusk Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Whistler Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
whistlerbeer.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
To date, we have won 2 World Awards for this dark, English-style mild ale. You can expect a mild bitterness with notes of chocolate and roasted coffee, and a very clean finish.

Oh, and Black Tusk Ale is named for a famous local landmark – the jet black core of a now-extinct volcano. A must-see when you next come to Whistler.

Added by elricorico on 11-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,057
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
69
Liked:
16
Avg:
3.39/5
pDev:
16.22%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 31
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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of soju6
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a mahogany color with a nice tan head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and dark fruits.

T: Taste follows the aroma with roasted malt, dark chocolate with some dark fruit and bit of coffee. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth with a bit of a creamy texture.

O: Easy drinker, nothing fancy.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a flute glass. Pours a dark brown amber, light off-white head, some lacing. Light aroma of sweet caramel malt, nuts. A mild tasting dark ale with light toasted malt and chocolate. Finish has some nice coffee and roasted malt. Everything just a little light tasting. Pleasant, but not exceptional.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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2.92/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a deep brown ruby colour with a one fingered head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin film.

S - Roasted coffee and chocolate malts with a hint of dark fruit

T - Definite coffee and chocolate sweet malts with some caramel and toffee biscuit at the finish.

M - medium bodied with good carbonation and fairly smooth.

O - Not a bad drop. A fairly smooth and well balanced beer but a little bland overall.

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3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: decent old-school 330mL bottle, cool Canadian-style label. The beer name trumps it for me :)

Appearance: deep amber with ruby-black highlights. Light tan head with moderate retention.

Aroma: slightly grainy and sweet, with a touch of fruit overtones. Light aroma per the English mild style.

Taste: light roasted nut, caramel, biscuit, some berries, reasonable bitterness for a mild.

Aftertaste: the light flavour lingers slightly. Some malts and fruit remains.

Mouth feel: quite a light body, and light carbonation. Could have done with a bit more body to carry the flavour.

Overall: an interesting English Dark Mild Ale - has some grain and fruit flavours, with a touch of bitterness. Much better than most milds I have had, however it is 5% ABV, so maybe it isn't a true-to-style mild...

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perhaps a bit strong for a mild, but that might be a good thing because the flavour is muted with filtering.

Deep amber with a light tan head, ring of retention leaves a little lace.

Aroma is slightly grainy and sweet, with a Brit-like fruityness.

Roasted nut, caramel, biscuit, hints of cocao and field berries, good bitterness.

Light to moderate body is pleasant enough.

Overall a decent brew that I'm happy to drink.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of neilgavigan
2.63/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Black brown with finger width white head

S - Caramel and toasted bread, bitter chocolate

T - Caramel and butterscotch with bitter and sour finish

M - Thin body with light carbonation

O - Some interesting flavors but they dont really go together, and OK smell, but overall an unimpressive brown ale

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.41/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear dark brown with a 2 inch puffy tan head that settles to a thin cap. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty much only of toasty malt/grains. There is a slight onion aroma as the beer warms. Taste is of toasty/burnt malt and a slight onion/garlic flavor. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer. As it stands, Whistler is 0 for 2 in my book with their beers.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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Black Tusk Ale from Whistler Brewing Company
Beer rating: 23.2% out of 100 with 69 ratings
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