Tennent’s Whisky Oak Aged Beer

6% ABV, £2.50 for 330ml

Score: 80/100

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What they say:

Tennent’s Beer Aged with Whisky Oak is the culmination of three hop varieties- Zeus, Tettnang and Aurora. Brewed using a complex recipe of 3 types of Scottish malt and the pure waters of Loch Katrine, Tennent’s Beer Aged with Whisky Oak is an approachable yet complex beer, that offers a memorable drinking experience.

Style: Premium Oak Aged Scottish Beer Aroma: Fruity, rich full bodied fragrance Taste: Smoky wood flavour with notes of vanilla, whisky and toffee that creates a delicious warming effect on the palate Colour: Golden honey

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What I say:

Purchased on a whim, we spotted this on the online store for The Whisky Shop while making another purchase. Considering we had started to try and rate most of the other Whisky-matured beers we had come across, we thought it would be interesting to see what one of the bigger beer producers could do for comparison.

Colour:

Deep ruby chestnut

Nose:

Hoppy, toffee hints and oak wood

Taste:

Creamy toffee and oak

Would I buy it again:

The end result? Actually rather uninspiring and pretty characterless. Tennent’s Whisky-Beer isn’t going to upset anyone’s palate, so don’t be afraid to try it. Yes there are subtle hints of oaky wood maturation and perhaps a little sweetness and barley from the whisky, but nothing here to write home about. We’ll not be stocking up on this so long as Eden Brewery and Innis & Gunn are still producing…