12th Round - RoughTail Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: can
07-22-2014 01:50:01 | More by Zmechanic
3.99/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: can
04-20-2014 23:59:47 | More by brewerburgundy
3.66/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a seminal dark brown, bordering on black. Murky and dark, this pours half a finger of tan head. Retention is moderate, as is lacing. Head is comprised of small bubbes.
S: Large roasty notes, with good drops of liquer inspired dark fruit. Dark cherry, strawberry (?!), roasted malt. A touch of chocolate.
T: Big roastiness up front, the same red fruit (cherry, strawberry pectin) flashes across the palate mid swig. Ultimately, a nondescript roastiness/grilled component takes over
M: Light on the tongue, with a slight prickling sensation. Personally, I would like this beer to be chewier. As is, the carbonation inhibits the style.
O: This beer has many redeeming qualitees. I like it for its roastiness and distinct berry quality. However, it lacks depth of flavor and mouthfeel.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 12:53:07 | More by McStagger
12th Round from RoughTail Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.