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12th Round - RoughTail Brewing Co.

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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!

More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at recommended temperature on can (50F) in a snifter. Pours to a rocky beige head that laces well and lasts when given a little regenerative swirl. Color is a deep cherrywood red. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy, suggesting roasted malts, dark caramel malts and spicy/piney hops and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is much like an English "old ale", roasted, brown, and caramel malts with a balance of earthy hops with a dryish, resinous, boozy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly warming. Overall a very good strong ale that sits in good company with Pyramid Snow Cap and other such complex darkish strong ales.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mobrockman
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of MartzMimic
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours from the can a deep reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. It leaves nice lacing on the pint glass. Smells of roasty malts, caramel and a touch of dark fruit. The taste begins much as the aroma, but ends with a hoppy bitterness. Medium mouth that's rather creamy. I really like the malt profiles tha Roughtail develops in their beers, and this is a great example.

Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud for giving me this, another from this interesting brewery. and Yay craft tall-boy cans!

Pours a tan 1/2 finger fluffy head that fades at a slower pace, decent sticky lacing, very dark brown mud molasses colored with pretty much no light getting through.

Nose brings darker sweet malts, candy like, a touch of butterscotch and toffee, biscuity as well, some molasses and candy syrup, bits of dark dried raisin like fruit, and some phenolic booze notes, a bit of an alcohol aroma, mild brown candy malts, but doesn't really seem sweet. Nothing too special though.

Taste brings more candy, lots of candy sweet flavors but not super sweet, lots of toffee and candy brittle, caramel brittle like, melting in my mouth, so much candy, a little nutty note, biscotti even, faint molasses with the caramel and toffee and lots of peanut brittle. A mild creamy note, creamy brown malts, smooth brown malts. A mild spicy hop note kicks in, grassy like, and a phenolic booze kick that hints at a 9% beer not 7.6%. MIld booze warmth with the phenolic tingle. Finish is sticky sweet, syrupy, more brown malts, caramel, lots of caramel and brown malts lingering, and a bit more phenolic booze.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, lighter carb, a little phenolic booze, mild syrupy but smooth creamy too.

Overall OK, nothing too special, decent all around, could use some work, but otherwise not bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of gruss004
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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12th Round from RoughTail Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.