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12th Round - RoughTail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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richobrien

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-06-2014 10:49:37 | More by richobrien
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Zmechanic

Oklahoma

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
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jweik

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-19-2014 23:50:07 | More by jweik
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-05-2014 18:20:37 | More by Texasfan549
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JaredA

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-01-2014 11:12:49 | More by JaredA
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Bubbadog

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-19-2014 22:59:22 | More by Bubbadog
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mobrockman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-16-2014 23:44:59 | More by mobrockman
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-27-2014 21:14:30 | More by Brewski
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-19-2014 03:06:24 | More by NooseJustice
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hockeypuck

Maine

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-17-2014 03:58:23 | More by hockeypuck
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dsigmon

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-11-2014 23:01:59 | More by dsigmon
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BeerDrnkr_HellRzr

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-29-2014 02:32:05 | More by BeerDrnkr_HellRzr
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-25-2014 02:33:28 | More by BradleyR
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brewerburgundy

California

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
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

04-20-2014 21:54:04 | More by drdiesel9483
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-20-2014 14:07:37 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-09-2014 02:59:11 | More by PA-Michigander
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sneezye

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-08-2014 14:48:37 | More by sneezye
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-24-2014 00:04:14 | More by alex_hart
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archero

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-11-2014 05:22:52 | More by archero
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-08-2014 20:22:42 | More by dbarny76
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McStagger

California

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
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-06-2014 03:30:26 | More by tbryan5
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-22-2014 21:53:04 | More by capnamerica
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Bartos

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-15-2014 02:54:10 | More by Bartos
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12th Round from RoughTail Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.