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Two Tortugas - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 21.02%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 10-15-2011)
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hawkmage

California

2.5/5  rDev -29%

12-31-2011 04:57:16 | More by hawkmage
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-30-2012 05:38:53 | More by Mister_Joshy
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StoicBeast

California

3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 12oz wine glass, chilled. paired with sweetened dates.

a- dark amber, considerately mild effervescence, khaki lacing.
s- a bit astringent, phenol. fruity and roasted aromas are there as well.
t- residual sugar causes sweetness on the front palette. bitterness and bitterness is negligible.
m- medium bodied, creamy, warming. dry finish.
o- simple ode to the Belgium style of a quadruple ale.

Not what I was expecting, for sure. I could tell from the lack of head the translucence that it wasn't going to as complex as something made by Brasserie de Rochefort or St. Bernardus. It reminded me of a flat soda at one point. Perhaps aging would improve the quality, but it seems like it was too focused on flavor. This is the first, out of 3, style from Karl Strauss that miss.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 11:57:32 | More by StoicBeast
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BreweryRun

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-10-2014 15:42:43 | More by BreweryRun
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heresy22

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-20-2011 20:53:41 | More by heresy22
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phichifiji00

California

4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Rich Mahogany in color, pours 1 inch of creme colored head that fades slowly. Lots of lacing.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, raisins, dark fruit, candi sugar, malty, spices, estery.

Taste: Toffee, raisins, dark fruit, spices, candi sugar, malty. Boozy as it warms.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth, crisp, boozy as it warms.

Overall: A very tasty beer. Rich, complex flavors. The high ABV is well hidden. Drinkability is fairly high.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 00:55:31 | More by phichifiji00
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wattershed

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-07-2011 16:32:08 | More by wattershed
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BilbosNuts

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-26-2012 02:38:11 | More by BilbosNuts
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kds2437

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-21-2013 18:45:24 | More by kds2437
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jeezie

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-09-2012 01:44:28 | More by jeezie
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Devinph

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-06-2013 05:34:37 | More by Devinph
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tjfinkle

California

5/5  rDev +42%

11-21-2011 06:03:22 | More by tjfinkle
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Chopman50

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-15-2012 17:31:03 | More by Chopman50
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kenzak

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

12-20-2011 03:17:26 | More by kenzak
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I_heart_beer

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

08-02-2013 04:46:59 | More by I_heart_beer
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PatrickSwayze

California

2.4/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I usually love karl strauss but man was i disappointed in this beer.

A: Pours a dark amber with a light tan head that quickly dissipates within seconds.

S: A good whiff of this boy is nothing but rich deep caramel notes. Hops seem to be completely eliminated from this beer.

T: Man i drank a a small glass or two from the bomber that i bought and all i tasted was this deep molasses like character that seemed like to much residual sugar. Completely destroyed any remaining taste buds (in a bad way).

M: Overall it was just way to sugary on the tongue. Could have been better if it was a drier beer.

O: I was really bummed on this beer as i usually buy karl strauss frequently. I was also hoping to age this beer later after my initial tasting. Does not represent the quadruple category very well in my opinion. Overall really way to sweet to enjoy

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 02:08:40 | More by PatrickSwayze
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stawn

California

5/5  rDev +42%

11-29-2011 16:55:37 | More by stawn
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crvcac

California

4.43/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown with ruby/garnet hues
Smell: warming alcohol in the nose, toffee, dark fruits, moderate phenols
Taste: toffee, mild alcohol, toffee, copious amounts of dark fruit, again moderate phenols, belgian candy sugar
Mouthfeel: for an 11% beer, the alcohol is masked extremely well. very sweet, but now cloying
Overall: a great beer. with a little age on this one I can see the intensity rounding out.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 16:54:52 | More by crvcac
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JKouza

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

12-19-2011 23:53:37 | More by JKouza
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Two Tortugas from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.