Barrel Aged 12 Dogs Of Christmas | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by vrbulldog22 on 12-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.25%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
26
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 12
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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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2.16/5  rDev -47.1%
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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2.77/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cpetrone84
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%

On tap at the brewery. Pour is dark murky brown with a tight light tan head. Nose is bourbon forward, a hint chalky with notes of caramel malt, a touch of spice with some sweet berry malt. Taste is a bit more spicy, the barrel is a little lighter in the flavor, the malt sweetness comes out more through the finish. Fairly well integrated and not overly sweet with strong carb and a medium body.

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3.34/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MichaelLamb
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1313
3.63/5  rDev -11%
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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3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as strong or Oaked as expected for a barrel aged CHRISTMAS beer. But still best Christmas beer I've ever had

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3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my doppelganger who shared this one at a tasting in celebration of me walking again and going back to work! Bottle #41 of 999! Served from 1.5 L bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cinnamon, peppermint, brown sugar, wood, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, cinnamon, peppermint, brown sugar, wood, and sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The barrel really added a nice touch to this brew. It was very heavy on the Christmas spices in this one, but the barrel helped to balance them out. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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