12 Drummers Drumming
The Bruery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
12%
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4.16 | pDev: 3.61%
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Ratings:
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Notes: This big brew combines a dense, Belgian-style quadrupel base with a smaller portion of The Bruery's bourbon-barrel-aged anniversary ale, at a ratio of 4-to-1.

Generous layers of dense, dark plum, raisin and fig-like fruitiness, toffee, and peppery yeast from the quad are met by the abundantly caramelized and Sherry-like depth of the old ale. Mouthfeel is robust, viscous, and generous, with modest oaky tannins and a lean current of warming, vinous alcohol providing plenty of lift to the texture. There are particularly bold notes of toffee and fig throughout, leading up to a well-rounded finish of caramel and toastiness from the bourbon barrels.
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and thick, opaque consistency.There was a quarter inch of foamy, off white, somewhat long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of dark fruit, malt, toffee, spices, booze, wood, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a some spices (pepper, in particular), a good amount of bourbon (and its accompanying barrel), a hint of caramel, some caramel, a good amount of dark fruit (figs, in particular), and a bit of toffee. This is a focused, subtle, and balanced flavor. The booze is well-concealed, but is certainly present. Tasty stuff.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solid quad all around. Worth a try.

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12 Drummers Drumming from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 6 ratings