12th Round - RoughTail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DelMontiac:
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
New beer Sunday! Also Groundhog Day, aka DelMontiac's birthday. I saw my shadow today. You're all screwed, lol!
I was pleased to see some RoughTail product show up in the store around the corner from my house. Thanks, Plaza Wine and Spirits! I poured this "American Strong Ale" into my favorite heavy pint glass (which I lovingly refer to as "the anchor") from the tall-boy style can depicting a boxer in what I call low def graphic printing. Topped by a finger of tight eggshell-colored foam, this turbid copper-brown beer reminds me of an old Indian head penny that's been through many a pocket. It reveals a pretty heavy webbing of lace on a clean glass.
The aromas open up a bit upon warming. I get what reminds me of those square Brach's caramels and butter rum candies melting on the stove top for caramel apples. Some apple butter, buttery bread dough, warm pecan pie, toasted nuts, and earthy hops follow.
Much like it's aroma, the flavors are tied up in sweet buttery caramel on the tip of the tongue. Then there's a transition to toasted nuts and finally a grassy hop bittering and slight spirit of alcohol on the finish.
Nice smooth medium feel and a fairly dry finish due to the alcohol.
Overall I like this beer for what it isn't. Many American Strong Ales are without balance and complexity and have an abv that leaves you breathing fire. This has a lot going on and I'm compelled to refer to it as a "double ESB", but what is that, really? RoughTail is a very young brewery and I have a feeling that these young Oklahoma proud boys are going to turn out some really great stuff in the future. Happy Groundhog Day!
02-02-2014 22:04:36 | More by DelMontiac
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
04-20-2014 23:59:47 | More by brewerburgundy
3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
Was so happy to see this in Jenks the other day...
Pours an effervescent chestnut/mahogany with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing
S: Some brown bread, figs & brown sugar & toffee
T: Roastyness, a touch of charcoal, leafy hops, faint figs up front. Figgyness, a touch of raisin, toastyness, dryness & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes fruity, dry, toasty & a kiss of booze & leafy/woody hops & a hint of carob
MF: Firm carbonation, medium body, skews fruity
A decent stab the style lacks body & could be a touch hoppier for my taste. Probably my least favorite from these guys, but still well worth a go. These guys are probably my #2 or at worst #3 in-state brewer!
01-10-2014 05:06:15 | More by russpowell
4.25/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
07-22-2014 01:50:01 | More by Zmechanic
4.01/5 rDev +7.2%
Pours a medium brown with some amber highlights. Moderate off-white head with good retention and lacing. Nice malty aroma with some citrus hop notes. Very nice complex flavor with layers of caramel, roast malt and citrus. Medium-full bodied and moderately carbonated. Really hides the alcohol well and very easy-drinking. Very nice effort from this new brewery.
05-17-2013 21:43:44 | More by BeerRefugee
3.99/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
07-30-2014 20:16:27 | More by rudzud
12th Round from RoughTail Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.