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2 Turtle Doves - The Bruery

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427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 195
Gots: 265 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Overlord on 10-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

2 Turtle Doves is the second in the 12 Days/Years of Christmas Series. We decided to take our inspiration from the name and base the beer on the "turtle" candy, brewing it with cocoa nibs, toasted pecans, caramelized sugar and a lot of caramel malts. Somewhere between a Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale and an Imperial Porter, this beer is designed to take the journey through time until 12 Drummers Drumming.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into tulip 11/7/13 cheers alpineclimber for the bottle

A dark brown and looks just a little murky, lots of little bubbles sticking to the side but only a thin light brown foam after an angry pour that leaves just a few specks of lace

S fruit leather is strong, brown sugar, plum, rum raisin, faint molasses and teriyaki, I'm getting some faint nutty notes but I'd never guess pecans but I do get some coco and a hint of coffee

T a little christmas spice I can't place and some booze that was very well hidden on the nose, still lots of brown sugar and fruit leather and it had some dark bread almost to the point of christmas cake, the nose had more going for it but it still tastes pretty good

M quite thick and syrupy but it could use a few extra bubble, heavy liquid with the booze hitting my chest, fruity caramel lingers on the finish

O It's mellowed out and the flavors are blending together but the nose didn't quite follow through in other areas, solid beer but I was hoping for just a little more

If I had a second I might sit on it for a while but I'm happy just getting to try it, one of those beers I'd like to try fresh and with a decade behind it, easy enough to drink for a 12% monster

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2 Turtle Doves from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.