Barrel Aged 2 Turtle Doves - The Bruery
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4.45/5 rDev +0.5%
The Bruery Initiation Party 2013
(Aged for 2+ years)
Dark, cloudy brown with very minimal carbonation. There's a small ring of small bubbles clinging to the top of the liquid, but this isn't particularly bubbly. Leaves the glass slightly oily and spotted with stick. Unsurprising and pretty enough for the style considering it spent time in the barrel.
Incredible, rich, inviting aroma. Integrated bourbon (oak and vanilla), dark breads, decadent chocolate, and even just a hint of coffee fruit cake. Very nice.
The flavor is similar to the aroma, with the bourbon barrel leading the way, along with caramels, candy bar, and just the slightest hint of alcohol burn. Delightfully complex, yet marvelously drinkable.
Full in body with low carbonation. Oily, decadent, and rich.
Fantastic. Perhaps the beer of the day.
02-25-2013 22:08:23 | More by ehammond1
4.21/5 rDev -5%
Bottle pour for the Bruery Initiation Celebration held at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a sweet brown sugar flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite tasty and holding up very well for its age.
02-24-2013 19:36:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.01/5 rDev -9.5%
Received in trade from t0rin0, thanks for hooking me up with a long time want Bobby!
Pours a solid dark brown with the faintest of garnet highlights when held to light an impish off white head dissipates almost instantly. Smells of bourbon, wood, and vanilla with a solid shot of ethanol. Chocolate and brown sugar coated raisins and nuts round out the nose. The flavor is sweet up front with a hit of grape an raisins before the onslaught of barrel moves onto my palette. Bourbon vanilla earthy wood and vodka burn their way through my gullet eventually settling into a dark fruity sweet sugary finish that lingers long after every sip. Medium to thick body with a sweet oily coating mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. There's a lot going on here and most if it is great. I did find the alcohol to be a bit harsh but that didn't stop me from sipping on this celebratory bad boy all night.
02-22-2013 00:40:42 | More by johnnnniee
3.88/5 rDev -12.4%
Huge thanks to Amyliz4 for opening this one up next to a bottle of the regular version. Served in a Bruery tulip. Pours a moderately-dark brown with a nice tan head. Spots of lacing. The nose carries really excellent bourbon notes. So smooth, and well integrated with the base beer. Nice dark fruits and moderate sweetness in the background. Still a touch of caramelized character. Flavor isn’t quite as nicely done, but the bourbon and base still meld well. Medium body; quite smooth. Very tasty.
12-15-2012 20:01:20 | More by Thorpe429
4.48/5 rDev +1.1%
From 12/01/12 notes.
a - Pours a dark brown color with a few lightly tan bubbles and lot to moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of bourbon, caramel malts, toffee, vanilla chocolate, oak, bready malts, and toasted malts. Awesome nose; a ton of bourbon and caramel to it.
t - Tastes of caramel malts, bourbon, oak, vanilla roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, toasted malts, bready malts, spices. More caramel than the nose and again, lots of bourbon; not hot though. Really awesome.
m - Thick and chewy full body and low carbonation. Lots of bourbon but not hot; awesome mouthfeel.
o - Overall a fantastic beer from the Bruery. Reminds me a little bit of their 100% BA Cuir but with a little more caramel to it. Tons of bourbon, caramel, and chocolate and not hot at all. Would love to have it again and hoping the BA 4 Calling Birds I just ordered is just as good.
12-11-2012 17:19:52 | More by mdfb79
Barrel Aged 2 Turtle Doves from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.