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12th Round - RoughTail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
RoughTail Brewing Co. visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerRefugee on 05-17-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Basoos1, Friday at 01:58 PM
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

thereal_adam, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of rudzud
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice deep dark brown that doesn't let light through. Very nice two finger off white lightly tan creamy head that fades to leave nice side lacing. Almost looks like a stout.

S - Aromas of sweeter, toasted malts, flashes of chocolate, lighter dark fruits.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Sweeter toasted malts, light chocolate, rich malts, some nice spicy hops and a little bit of fruit. The hops are a nice balance to the malty sweetness. Alcohol hidden well, the more I drink this the more I enjoy it and its balance. As it warms I get a flash of coffee on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is rather thin and slick, lowly carbonated.

O - Overall, this beer had its highs and lows. Awesome appearance and solid taste can kind of make one forget about the sub par aroma and mouthfeel.

rudzud, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

I've had this beer a few times now so it's time to garner a review.

A- Pours dark dark brown, but clear, letting very little light through. At first glance you could mistake it for a stout, but holding it up to the light reveals its deep dark brown color. Depending on pour, forms a modest khaki-brown head with very little lacing.

S- Comes on immediately with toasted malt, followed by a bit of dark chocolate. The balance comes by way of a slight fruity, hoppy note. It's subtle, but helps temper some of the sweetness of the nose.

T- Taste very similarly follows the nose. First a wave of malty richness. Followed by a bit of creaminess that transitions right into the slight spicy and fruity hops. For a brief second, there is a quick hit of the high abv of this beer, then it quickly fades. The hops provide a spicy, slightly fruity flavor to balance out the sweet and malty first impression.

M - The mouthfeel is somewhat thin, but not unlike many ales. It is definitely contrary to the appearance, but makes this beer feel less heavy and puts more weight on the flavor.

O - 12th round is somewhat surprising. At first the mouthfeel is somewhat shocking given the appearance and smell. This beer is largely dominated by toasty malted flavors. The hops help give it a nice balance. Overall I enjoy this beer quite a bit.

Zmechanic, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jweik, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

richobrien, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Bubbadog, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

NooseJustice, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

hockeypuck, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dsigmon, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BeerDrnkr_HellRzr, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

BradleyR, Apr 25, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +7.8%

16oz can, glass jar, no freshness date.

This particular strong ale is enthusiastically foamy and chestnut brown. All that head is a darker shade of tan. It's nice looking, with more brown than red.

There's a dusting of cocoa in the nose. Deep sweetness and maltiness, a little nutty and a little like a dense, brown sugar sweetened whole wheat cake. There is a little hop fruitiness dancing around too.

More alcoholic in taste than the nose lets on. Hop and alcohol bitterness more than balance the rich maltiness. It is certainly a strong ale, but not in the mold of Arrogant Bastard. It has more nuance and seems like it might age well if it was a mite less alcoholic. Or more hoppy, but then it would be arrogant.

It's thin and slippery, seemingly something to do with the alcohol. Just a little tickle of carbonation. Pleasant, but I think it could do with some more substance.

I had a can two nights ago and it has certainly grown on me since then. It has more subtle aromas and flavors than I picked up the first time and if you are a fan of this category, I think you'll like 12th Round.

brewerburgundy, Apr 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

sneezye, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

alex_hart, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

dbarny76, Mar 08, 2014
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12th Round from RoughTail Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.