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Barrel Aged 2 Turtle Doves - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

108 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 113
Gots: 57 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 11-21-2010)
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.7%

02-28-2014 14:51:15 | More by montrealbcr89
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-04-2014 00:50:44 | More by yourefragile
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Scottie_A25

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

12-06-2013 03:53:43 | More by Scottie_A25
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California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

11-17-2013 15:37:57 | More by Lucnifter
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -21%

11-12-2013 21:17:15 | More by chippo33
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

10-24-2013 07:54:55 | More by zestar
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Rudy

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

10-05-2013 06:34:35 | More by Rudy
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -26.6%

09-12-2013 18:32:52 | More by CityofBals
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

09-08-2013 16:48:41 | More by Photekut
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-08-2013 09:04:24 | More by RedneckBeerz
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-30-2013 03:47:40 | More by DarthKostrizer
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OC_Beer_Fan

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-20-2013 05:02:55 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

05-12-2013 17:12:16 | More by VaTechHopHead
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

05-10-2013 03:32:10 | More by Compton25
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ehammond1


4.45/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottle (2010)

The Bruery Initiation Party 2013
Anaheim, CA

(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
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UCLABrewN84

California

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
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HopsintheSack

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-24-2013 07:25:35 | More by HopsintheSack
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

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
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Franch

New York

5/5  rDev +12.9%

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sdpaul

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

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jbuddle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

01-22-2013 21:43:41 | More by jbuddle
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afksports

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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spycow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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Thorpe429

Illinois

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
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mdfb79

New York

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
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Barrel Aged 2 Turtle Doves from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.