2 Turtle Doves | The Bruery

2 Turtle Doves2 Turtle Doves
445 Ratings
2 Turtle Doves2 Turtle Doves

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
2 Turtle Doves is the second in the 12 Days/Years of Christmas Series. We decided to take our inspiration from the name and base the beer on the "turtle" candy, brewing it with cocoa nibs, toasted pecans, caramelized sugar and a lot of caramel malts. Somewhere between a Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale and an Imperial Porter, this beer is designed to take the journey through time until 12 Drummers Drumming.

Added by Overlord on 10-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into tulip shaped glasses:

A: Half a fingers width of a khaki colored head on top of a dark black, thick, chocolaty body.

S: A bouquet of roasted nuts, with an ever so slight coffee aroma, leading into a delicate chocolate/maple. Finishing off with a strong presence of vanilla.

T: Begins with sweet figs and plums that are easy to depict in the forefront... then there are so many nuances of flavor all over the palate, and the temperature changing allowing constant complexities to reveal themselves. It seems like a never ending journey for the taste buds. Most prominent are raisins, toasted pecans, silky smooth caramel, bittersweet chocolate, fresh brewed coffee, with a sweet finish of burnt toffee.

M: Creamy and viscous with a nice carbonation, leaving behind a warming presence of alcohol in the throat and chest.

D: It's sad to think this is a limited brew, because it goes down so smooth leaving you anxious to open your next bottle... if you happen to be lucky enough to have one.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On pour into standard Brit pint glass, head is unexceptional. However, this ale is dark as night.

The scent is delicious, perfect, with coffee, cherry, pecan, and chocolate.

Taste and texture are incredible- the smoothness completely masks the very high alcohol content. I've had stouts with less alcohol, but taste more alcoholic.

The pecans are what make the difference. They add a sweetness that is not found in most powerful stouts. It is distinctive and tasty. I am amazed that its called an ale. It tastes very similar to many great stouts. This is an excellent ale- stout hybrid, closer to the stout family in my opinion.

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2 Turtle Doves from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 445 ratings
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