2 Turtle Doves - The Bruery
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Reviews by kels:
4.45/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Review on a year-old bottle, shared with pwoods.
Pour is super-dark chocolate, completely opaque, with a very well-retained 1/2 finger tight, fizzy, tan-colored head. Bits of slippery lace hang around here and there before sliding back into the liquid.
Oh, yeah. This is one delicious beer. I don't know how much the aging plays into it, but the flavors, while bold, meld with each other so well. The richest of the flavors are the malts - roasty coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and sticky toffee blend together in a way that's neither too sweet nor too bitter. These heavier flavors are complemented by a nice light cinnamony spiciness with a hit of vanilla. The alcohol comes through in a nicely warming, not sharp, kind of way. The feel is really one of the best features of the beer. It perfects the balance between mouthfilling and adequately carbonated in a way that really complements the depth of the flavors. The stickiness really hangs around on the lips and the tongue for quite some time.
Drinkability is definitely high for a 12%. It is tasty, filling, and interesting, with an alcohol presence subtle enough to keep things flowing.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2010 03:28:15 | More by kels
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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 402 ratings.