2 Turtle Doves - The Bruery
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Reviews by Phelps:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into my Bruery tulip, duh.
Appears at first matte chalkboard black, though when right next to the light hints of murky mahogany emerge at the edges. Tiny bubbles rise slowly through the liquid, belatedly forming a one finger head of oak that collapses quickly to a large-bubble ring. Thick spatters of lace decorate the glass as I drink.
Interesting nose. There's a distinct dark Belgian character here blended with a lesser portion of stout or porter-like qualities. Raisins, candy sugar, red wine, a hint of soy, cocoa nibs, toasty malt, molasses. Sweet and syrupy.
The Belgian/stout balance has shifted in the flavor; roasty notes rule the realm here. Black strap molasses and charred toast mingle at the front, while dark fruits emerge mid-palate. The finish is a smooth blend of toasted pecans and dark candy sugar, with just a bit of ethanol.
There's a light yet prickly carbonation inside the creamy medium body. Smooth is really the best way to describe it -- it rolls around the mouth with mellowness that belies it's strength. Alcohol is more perceptible in the flavor than it is in the feel, interestingly.
I like tuhtles! This bottle seems to have benefitted from its time in the cellar, exhibiting a smoothness in flavor and body that's impressive for the number of ingredients here. Each of the component flavors can be identified, but the blend is also nice enough that an unconscious sip sings nothing but harmony.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2011 04:49:41 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
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.