2 Turtle Doves - The Bruery
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4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
750 into Duvel tulip
This LOOKS like winter. Huge, thick 2 fingers of head coat the body like a down comforter and impart some bready muffin tunnels. Body definitely imparts pecan and cocoa tones as the label suggests. Retention is rather solid, until I bury my big Jewish-Italian-Polish nose in the stuff.
Well, there's a slightly funky dark fruit note, with some dry cocoa tones and copious malt. Sure, there's a boozy burn - this clocks in at 12% after all. Hops? Maybe a little grass - that's it. It warms quickly and the cocoa serves as a velvety cover, along with some pecan tannin shells.
Yup - definite cocoa. Nice salty sweetness from the pecans. Huge BSDA malty flavor. Not getting a lot of that Special B spice notes but a bit of biscuit-like backbone. Hops are more piney than grassy. Definitely the dried fruits come around with those base dark malts. The usual stuff...raisins, even a fig or 2...plums, prunes. Nice. Will be interesting to scope this out with some age on it. Leather notes abound with warmth. Robust doesn't begin to cut it. Now I'm getting a little spiciness aided by carbonation that may be the Special B...and maybe it isn't...but the Belgian flair really shows up when warm.
The carbonation definitely helps this. It's large and in charge. Hearty and hefty yet it glides on the palate. Very balanced - the cocoa dries it up so well, while pecan salt works with the carbonation to brighten up the deal. Very rustic.
This is a great installment, but it is indeed pretty damn heavy. Definitely one to sip and savor. I'm knocking down a 750 of this myself, but it's probably not the best idea in the world to keep your senses about you. It's really some sick-@$$ $#!+. Well done, Patrick and Co.!
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2009 22:57:13 | More by IBUnit63
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3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle popped at 55 degrees in a wine glass. Smell was unimpressed with some mild candy, brown sugar and leather notes that weren't very strong in either direction. Poured with a tiny bit of dirty brown ring head but had a cappuccino type of swirling which was impressive. Taste had a nice Belgian dark base to it with some caramel,
Cocoa, sugars, nice depth and would love the barreled version I think.
Would easily get this again
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2013 03:24:41 | More by alaimoa
2 Turtle Doves from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.