2 Turtle Doves - The Bruery
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Reviews by elgiacomo:
4.03/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle enjoyed Christmas Day 2010 at cellar temperature.
Pours dark brown with a three finger foamy light brown head that leaves some foamy walls/rings of lace and holds a great foamy cap.
Aroma is very nutty with some chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of sourness/lactic quality, bread/toast, yeast, and a touch of cardboard. Good strength.
Flavor is a good dose of chocolate, rich dark fruits, nuts, caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, lactic/milk stout characteristics, alcohol is still present after a year but not too overpowering, fair bit of sweetness, some bitterness from the chocolate and malts, lingering finish. Rich and decadent.
Creamy and foamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation, medium to full bodied.
This bottle is much more carbonated than my first and makes for a much more enjoyable experience. The flavor is excellent now and I feel will get better with time, definite improvement in the appearance and mouthfeel categories over my last go-round with this one and I look forward to trying another one next Christmas.
Original review Dec 24, 2009:
750ml. Happy Festivus. Pours dark brown, medium body, one finger light brown head that fades fast.
Aroma is chocolate, some coffee, caramel malts, roasted malts, some nuttiness.
Flavor is chocolate, caramel malts, some coffee, bitterness on the finish, spice, somewhat astringent finish.
Mouthfeel is generally lively and prickly, yet the beer goes flat quick. Disappointment in the appearance and mouthfeel categories. Alcohol is present in the taste.
Good, but I'm hoping some time will do it good.
Appearance 2.0, Smell 3.5, Taste 3.5, Mouthfeel 2.0, Drinkability 3.5, Score 3.05
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2010 05:05:30 | More by elgiacomo
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 402 ratings.