Barrel Aged 12 Dogs Of Christmas | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Barrel Aged 12 Dogs Of ChristmasBarrel Aged 12 Dogs Of Christmas
BA SCORE
89.4%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 94 ratings
Barrel Aged 12 Dogs Of ChristmasBarrel Aged 12 Dogs Of Christmas
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by vrbulldog22 on 12-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,689
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
94
Liked:
84
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
12.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
26
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of KevBot89
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioCoastie
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tappangordo
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Heinen's in Mayfield Village, Ohio

Pours amber with a fluffy light tan head that leaves nice thick retention and nice lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Lots of caramel and toffee. The cinnamon and spice notes are very subtle. The bourbon is subtle as well, but there's alot of oak/wood notes. The flavors are clean, bold and balanced. More caramel and toffee which really shine. The cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger doesn't seem to pop like it does in the regular version. Very nice oak/wood flavors. Mild hints of vanilla. The bourbon is subtle, balanced and not overwhelming. It finishes with a solid warmth, but it's not hot or boozy at all. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy and smooth. Dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid barrel aged brew. Balance is the key and no characteristic steals the show. Nice stuff.

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Photo of Peaches13
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftaholic
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Effervescent and has a delicious bouquet of ginger and figs, Christmas in a bottle!

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Photo of MrsSpills
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AJmon13
4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JB62
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewlinson
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jasonwrag
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KJ2013
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
2.77/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Joshhersh
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

We let one of these bad boys sit from the 2014 batch (#187 of 999). It's pretty mellow. I just had some of this years' a couple days ago and it is much rougher, but I'm not sure the aging was necessary. Since we put up the xmas tree today, this was appropriate.

It's medium brown with an odd head - big and small bubbles together. The aroma is a nice, not overblown, sweet, boozy, hoppy affair. The taste is the real boozefest (but less than the current year's). The booze dominates malts which dominates yeast which is tied for last with the hops. But there are no losers.

The aftertaste is a mild bite with booze. This is like doing a watery shot of xmas flavored bourbon (I have some of that in my stash).

This is pretty cool - very mild but not too sweet. The hops died to a very low level in aging but they are nicely underneath all that great booze taste. Recommended.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Beer Market in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear amber color, with a very small head, and no lacing.

Smells like bourbon, toffee, caramel, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

So I guess the base of this is apparently the original recipe for Great Lakes Christmas Ale, which is cool. There's a subtle and well-integrated bourbon character to this one. It complements the Christmas spicing nicely, the cinnamon and nutmeg is what I am getting of that. There's some caramel, and toffee, and some oak and vanilla from the barrel. Thirsty Dog generally knows what they are doing when it comes to barrel-aging, and this is no exception.

This is kind of thin bodied, which is really the only major issue with this beer. It's got a moderate level of carbonation.

A pretty cool beer to try here, glad I got a chance to try it as I believe it's only bottled in magnums.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken at Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2011.

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Photo of markgugs
2.16/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

How has this beer gotten a 91 score?! It was borderline drainpour material.

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Barrel Aged 12 Dogs Of Christmas from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 94 ratings
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