2 Turtle Doves | The Bruery

2 Turtle Doves2 Turtle Doves
BA SCORE
4.05/5
445 Ratings
2 Turtle Doves2 Turtle Doves
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
445
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
264
Trade:
14
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Photo of John_M
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

No nugget nectar yet at Max's, so had to make do with this.

The beer pours a viscuous, fairly dark brown color with very good head retention and lacing. The nose is likewise attractive, with vanailla, cherry and considerable chocolate. Flavors replicate the nose pretty closely in this sweet ale, which thankfully has just enough hoppy bitterness to buoy the sweet chocolate pecan flavor. Mouthfeel is very full, and I'm impressed by the amount of flavor and richness this beer delivers. Drinkability is pretty good, though the 12% abv. wears on you after a bit. Regardless, this is a very good beer, and one that I'm thinking might well improve with a bit of bottle age. Good stuff.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a duvel tulip

A clear, dark chestnut brown on the pour, but sits a nearly black in the glass. A foamy, bubbly tan head rises and falls quickly to leave some patches of bubbles and a thin collar.

Deep roast and pecans hit me first with dark fruits (cherry and plum) and cocoa nibs asserting themselves nicely. A faint touch of booze is to be expected.

The flavor profile is complex and complementary. The roasted pecans lend a nuttiness that complements the plum and cherry sweetness nicely. Bitter chocolate then shoulders its way into the picture for the finish.

Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied, not thick at all. A dry finish.

I really enjoyed the complementary flavor profile and found this to be a joy to drink. The 12% is not intrusive by any means.

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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first experience from The Bruery and I was somewhat let down. Maybe my expectations were too high? Anways, here we go.

Multiple pours into an oversized wine glass.

A- Dark brown/black color. Mostly brown when held up to the light. Opaque and rich looking. Color of a dark hershey bar, yet not as pitch black as a stout. Very thin tan head. Went away way too quickly. Pretty soon I was just left with a liquid and not much else. Dissapointing lack of head.

S- Awesome smell. Marshmallow, cocoa nibs, licorice, cinnamon, cloves, fudge, caramel. Every great dessert scent that you can think of wrapped into one.

T- Pretty tasty beer. Not too cloying or sweet. The malty flavors worked here and the spice was not over the top. Chocolate, molasses, allspice, ,nutmeg, and even some gingerbread.

M- Too thin for me. The beer was watery at times. Where is the body on this one. Lost points here.

D- 12.0 abv and quite drinkable. This one needs improvement.

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Photo of mothman
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the bruery for the reserve society initiation.

Pours about 1/2 finger of light tan head. Color is a dark caramel bark brown, almost black. No lace and little retention.

Aroma: Nuts, pecans, cherries, roasted malts, grassy hops. A fairly big beer (which I understand now being it is 12% abv).

Taste: A lot similar to the aroma, but more nuts here and big fruit flavors. Also, the malts are more burnt and roasted. Definitely a big beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and refreshing a bit. Medium to full bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends with a lot of nuts and malts, slightly dry. No heat here which is a big surprise.

Overall, I think this beer needs some time to fully develop. It is pretty drinkable especially for the high abv. I can't wait to drink this in the vertical. I think it will be tasting great.

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Photo of Gavage
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1/4" head that falls quickly to a spotty surface foam. No lace develops.

Smell: chocolate, nuttiness, earthiness, and a bit of yeast comes through to the nose.

Taste: nice roasted malt flavors with bitter chocolates, nuts, prunes, yeast, and a mild earthiness. Moderate bitterness and the alcohol is noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp and a bit dry to start, smooth and dry at the finish. Long aftertaste.

Drinkability: very slow sipping beer with a big flavor. One bottle is more than enough in a session.

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Photo of cokes
2.59/5  rDev -36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Virtually black, molten dark ruby topped with a glacier of slowly receding tan floe.
The nose is all port booziness, dark chocolate, and especially chalk board astringency-- the unfortunate byproduct of the interplay between the yeast and the rambunctious carbonation.
Basically, it's chalk at first and chocolately booze as it sits and warms.
Not what I was hoping for. But it's better than what I'll get.
It hits the mouth and explodes with hot fudge-drenched espresso beans. Way roastier than I was prepared for, but I can dig it. Some dark breadiness, with pinpricks of spiciness from either the yeast or from rye along with gentle notes clove and vanilla. All that is well and good, but it's quickly becoming a bubbling doomsday caldera of cocoa. It's all chocolate at the expense of everything else. People are screaming as it speeds towards their habitations. The cooling magma burps up port wine and gaseous fumes of booze. Fizzly and sizzly and eruptive up front, it grips and it sits and it cloys after a bit and it coats and it won't go away, and it preserves every horror to be memorialized eternally. It's fucking Pompeii all over again.

This is all excess. No finess. No depth. No nuance. Just shock and awe...and it does neither for me.

It reeks of the worst of Southern Tier's "candy" beers. If you are a fan of those, here's a sibling.
I'm glad I only bought one, as I doubt time will alter this much. You all can have the rest of this overpriced hype volcano.

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Photo of Pencible
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured a nearly pitch black with some dark tan head. It smelled like earthy chocolate and caramel and molasses, with some dry roasted coffee and wild yeast, and a bit of oak and vanilla. It tasted like rich prune and caramel and molasses and chocolate, with some wild yeast and honey wheat and a bit of sour cherry and oak. It was watery with some carbonation, and had a lasting bittersweet aftertaste. Overall this was a very nice, very dark Belgian ale. It was clean and rich and delicious, and I could see the flavor continuing to improve with age. The body was a bit thin, but it still hid the alcohol fairly well, so the beer was easy to drink. This wasn't a super complex beer, so I wasn't blown away by it, but it was a very solid brew.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml wine bottle shared with bnieman. Poured into a Duvel tulip. 12% ABV, No date.

Thanks a ton to Sweemzander for this bottle!

A - The pour is clear but it's totally black in the glass. The head is a foamy tan froth but goes away pretty quickly leaving a few bubbles in a ring form.

S - Dark roasted malts blend well with a roasted pecan nose and overall nuttiness that comes off as a bit of earthiness too. Dark candi sugar gives the nose a rich sweetness that has some dark fruits in it too. Chocolate and dry cocoa come across on the finish.

T - Deep roasted malts with caramel give off a bit dark candi sugar sweetness here with low fruit notes of raisins. Lots of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate in the flavor, it balanced well with a finish that's dry and slightly bitter. The alcohol is incredibly well hidden.

M - Completely full-bodied and robust that's borderline chewy with a stick rich sweetness that lingers in the finish. The end is dry with a roasty bitterness.

D - So far as my first Bruery experience, I'm very pleased. Well done beer that's a pleasure to sip. I think I could have the whole bottle to myself but I'd be toasted by the end. A great Belgian Dark Ale.

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Photo of Hullabaloo2
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma - Strong aroma of dark sugar, rasisns. some chocolate and roasted malt. There is a familiar aroma that I can't quite identify. There is also a hint of alcohol in the aroma.

Appearance - Very dark, opaque, brown. Poured a tan, frothy head that dissiapted to just barely coverd the surface. OK lacing.

Taste - Initially some dark sugars and Belgian esters, but mainly a very roasted, chocolate flavor. As it sits in my mouth the dark sugars make themselves known again. This beer reminds me very much of a belgian dark/stout blend that I had a few years ago. It's a nicely complex taste. Some alcohol.

Mouth Feel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very smooth. Can subtly taste the alcohol, but not feel it. The roast lingers.

Overall Impression - I've been waiting to try a beer from The Bruery for a long while now, and I am not dissapointed. This is not a traditional Belgin strong-dark, but it is a good beer none the less. If I had to knock this beer in any way, it would be that it gets a bit sweet (not quite cloying) as it warms. The cocoa nibs and toasted pecans come through in a strong way. I look forward to trying more of The Bruery's beers in the future.

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Photo of sophisticated
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a 750 ml bottle tonight. Poured into a wine glass.

A) Lovely appearance. Dark brown, thick, with nice tan foamy head.

S) Strong nuttiness, and cocoa. Nice.

T) I have had a few Belgian strong darks. This one is my fave so far. Smooth, balanced, with some sweet notes. Also a bit of tartness. Mild spice. Nutty, Sweet cocoa. Mild yeast and bread.

MF) Smooth, thick, creamy.

D) Really good. Sometimes a bit harsh/astringent at the end. But mostly a balanced, flavorful beverage that tends towards sweetness. I'd love to age a bottle of this a few years and see what happens.

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Photo of Bung
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into tulip. A rather dark brown pour with a 1 finger tan head. A thin layer remains throughout most of the glass.
Aroma has some caramel malt, chocolate covered red fruits, light banana and nut. Heavy booze makes you pull your head back a bit.
Taste is much less boozy. A good amount of caramel, milk chocolate and some nut. Just a slight tartness that is then over run by the sweeter malt, toffee and chocolate. Just a hint of roast, more roast nut. Finishes a chocolate strawberry, lingers a bit into just a bit like a rollo candy.
Medium bodied, coating and stops just short of cloying. Really goes down very easily for the size though.
A very interesting brew, but the best I've had from these gents as of yet. They tend to brew in styles that are not my favorites however. Certainly worth trying and a good bet to age nicely.

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Photo of mbudner
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into a snifter.

A- Pours a deep brown with a reddish hue (when viewed with the little bit of light that it lets through.) 1-finger, extremely frothy light tan head, very large bubbles, dissipated rather quickly.

D- Some spices, honey, cocoa. I'm definitely getting a nuttiness (closes thing I can equate it to is actually Maui Coconut porter) but I can't say that I would pick it out as pecan.

T- Pronounced nuttiness, spiced chocolate malts, yeasty. The finish is a little cloying in its sweetness before it gives way to a moderate booziness.

M- Pretty average mouthfeel for a stronger Belgian style ale. Slightly cloying leaving a sweet taste on the palate (coated.)

D- Not terrible for such a big (flavor, not size) beer, but I can't say that I would want to drink another 750mL of this bottle alone again.

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Photo of elgiacomo
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle enjoyed Christmas Day 2010 at cellar temperature.

Pours dark brown with a three finger foamy light brown head that leaves some foamy walls/rings of lace and holds a great foamy cap.

Aroma is very nutty with some chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of sourness/lactic quality, bread/toast, yeast, and a touch of cardboard. Good strength.

Flavor is a good dose of chocolate, rich dark fruits, nuts, caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, lactic/milk stout characteristics, alcohol is still present after a year but not too overpowering, fair bit of sweetness, some bitterness from the chocolate and malts, lingering finish. Rich and decadent.

Creamy and foamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation, medium to full bodied.

This bottle is much more carbonated than my first and makes for a much more enjoyable experience. The flavor is excellent now and I feel will get better with time, definite improvement in the appearance and mouthfeel categories over my last go-round with this one and I look forward to trying another one next Christmas.

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Original review Dec 24, 2009:

750ml. Happy Festivus. Pours dark brown, medium body, one finger light brown head that fades fast.

Aroma is chocolate, some coffee, caramel malts, roasted malts, some nuttiness.

Flavor is chocolate, caramel malts, some coffee, bitterness on the finish, spice, somewhat astringent finish.

Mouthfeel is generally lively and prickly, yet the beer goes flat quick. Disappointment in the appearance and mouthfeel categories. Alcohol is present in the taste.

Good, but I'm hoping some time will do it good.

Appearance 2.0, Smell 3.5, Taste 3.5, Mouthfeel 2.0, Drinkability 3.5, Score 3.05

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Photo of homebrew311
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I cracked this one on Christmas eve and shared with my family. Took me a while to get this review up there.

A: dark brown, fluffy coffee colored head, heavy lacing, opaque

S: grapes and fruit along with candi sugar on the front followed by signature belgian yeast and some cocoa in the background

T: very similar to the nose but with the added dimension of nuttiness. The pecans didn't make an appearance in the aroma, but are definitely noticeable on the palate. The cocoa also has a bigger role on the palate. This all finishes with some boozy heat. Very complex.

MF: very smooth which lends well to the rich flavors, low carbonation

D: very rich which makes this a slow sipper, esp with the high ABV. Overall a great experience, but it is better suited for a special occasion

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Photo of rdickey
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very dark, almost completely opaque, brown into a tulip. Large fluffy two-finger off-white head lingers and leaves huge lacing

Smell: Belgian yeast, some unidentified spices, some mellow and sweet malt, and something that's somewhat charred.

Taste: There's a lot going on here. It's very spicy, there's lurking tartness, chocolate notes and some bitterness that must be driven by hops but pairs up very nicely with the chocolate. As it warms, the tartness becomes more prominent, which is a positive development. The high ABV isn't really hidden, but it's not offensive because there's so much other stuff going on.

Mouthfeel: Very heavy; almost chewy.

Drinkability: Given all the characteristics - the taste, the mouthfeel, the high ABV - this is definitely an end of evening beer. And a good one.

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Photo of runningjoke
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter deep dark brown. Showed red around the edges. Formed a cappuccino colored head which turned into a halo.
Smelled of cinnamon raisin at first which was the over powered by the bitter chocolate smell. Slight alcohol presence.
First taste was impressive semi sweet chocolate followed by chocolate liquore aftertaste. Second taste, bitter chocolate, chocolate-orange, rum raisin. As the beer warmed more flavors were uncovered; ash, oak, cinnamon, minced-meat. Pretty complex beer, but never detected the toasted almonds, I think the flavors were much too big for such a delicate ingredient.
Felt light on the mouth, and moved quickly along it; aided by lingering carbonation.
This beer is probably best shared with someone who will appreciate it. It's a big beer that takes some time to drink.

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Photo of blackie
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: big chalice, deep nutshell brown in color with a mocha colored head

s: heavy body of prune and raisin puree, smooth roasts, extra dark chocolate, sugar-glazed pecans rolled in cocoa,

m: full, silky body with a delicate level of carbonation

t: thick black malts with big roasts that carry only a light harshness as the beer moves from its sweetish start to a finish oozing molten dark chocolate, cocoa rolled nuts, dark tree fruits - prune, a slight bitterness closes things out

d: a warming sipper, with the abv deceptively hidden

bottle from Whole Foods 14th St., DC

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Photo of younger35
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this bottle awhile back from a generous BA that I can't remember to save my life. I enjoyed Partridge in a Pear Tree and hopefully this one will be just as tasty! Drank from my Ithaca Excelsior tulip.

Appearance- Pours a significantly dark black with a beautiful and creamy two finger head that's fairly dark tan. A decent cap and collar is left the entire beer along with a small amount of random lacing.
Smell- The cocoa nibs are definitely present as an earthy sort chocolate tickles my nostrils. Smells a lot like Tootsie Rolls to be honest. A definite toasted nuttiness to the smell but I don't think I'd ever guess actual toasted nuts. Just a raw grainy scent along with a bit of yeast. The chocolate is definite dominate though.
Taste- Starts with a slightly bitter char and a fair amount of licorice. The chocolate again is noticeable but not as potent as the nose. It's still raw and earthy and bitter though. The alcohol isn't super noticeable but does play a role in the flavor. Not a trace of nuttiness in the flavor but the licorice aspect seems so potent that it might be covering the nuts. Perhaps a bit of caramel in the finish as well. Honestly, nothing really screams Belgium in the taste.
Mouthfeel- Medium to heavy feel with a airy like feel from the super potent carbonation.
Drinkability- Well I definitely didn't like this as much as Partridge in a Pear Tree. I understand it's a totally different beer but the licorice aspect is a bit much. I really wish the nuts and cocoa would have translated a bit more to the taste. Definitely worth trying though.

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Photo of boothbeer
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened this bottle on Christmas and shared with my cousin. He didn't like it, so I had the pleasure of finishing it myself. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very dark brown with a very thin tan head that left no lacing. I think a more aggressive pour was needed. The darkness of the beer surprised me, even for a Belgian Dark Ale.

This smells like a Belgian beer. Traditional yeast smell that I love, coupled with some chocolate, roasted malt and some nutty aroma.

Tastes like a chocolate covered almond or macadamia nut. The dominating cocoa and chocolate flavors goes surprisingly well with the Belgian flavors. Very complex, and flavors blend well together.

Very high carbonation. Tingles on the tongue. Was looking for a smooth mouthfeel, and that was not what I got. Its not bad, just not what I expected.

Although %12 ABV, I am still giving this a good drinkability score. I drank almost the whole 750ml bottle with no problem.

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Photo of biophiliadude
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle into 10 oz glass

A: Jet black, nice brown 1/4 head

S: Dark fruits, dark chocolate

T: Wow! Chocolate covered strawberry's, caramel covered almonds! Complex, and comes in waves. Coffee there too.

M: Smooth, medium bodied.

D: High alcohol, but very enjoyable. I could easily drink this all night - granted the night would be over in about a bottle and a half. Really enjoyable beer from a "bruery" i'm excited to start getting into!

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Photo of bbkd3b
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wine glass... I'm putting this one off no more!

A: Pours a super-dark color with no light getting through the glass. Has a one-finger head with average retention. Leaves mediocre on the way down, but I'm too busy looking at how dark it is...

S: Really sweet smelling. Dark chocolate is definitely the most evident scent. Notes of sugar and some toasted malt scent underneath.

T: Far more powerful than the scent! At first, the dark chocolate is the most obvious taste, but when it sits on the tongue, a lot more starts to show up. There seems to be some dark fruit involved, and the pecans are at the hind end. There's a lot going on. Slight alcohol when it touches the back of the tongue. It's really complex and really delicious.

M: Heavier side of medium, thick and creamy. Goes down smooth, but when it's in the gut, the 12% ABV really heats you up!

D: Good, except for the high alcohol content. By the time I was done with the bottle, I wanted more, but I couldn't really drink anymore!

Overall/notes: After a couple of weeks of promising that I'd drink this, I finally followed through. Really good Belgian Dark that deserves to be consumed with respect. Great for a winter drink because it warms you up so well!

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Photo of Popkas
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown with a thin head.

S: Roasted malts, toasted pecans and a bit of smoke. Interesting.

T: Chocolate and pecans and a little sweet vanilla.

M: Medium feel that is a bit a chewy.

D: Fairly drinkable given the abv and various things going on. Be interesting to see how the it changes in the cellar.

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Photo of Intelligentsia
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750-mL bottle purchased at Bierkraft in Brooklyn, New York. Was refrigerated. This beer is very, very dark in color, typical of a Belgian Dark Ale, letting about zero light pass through. Poured a mild head that left very little lacing.

The nose was as advertised: Belgian all the way, with chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, roasted malt, nuts. Was just what the doctor ordered for a cool January evening. Hop aroma not present.

The taste is dominated by chocolate and caramel. Mild spiciness with just a tiny bit of hops to balance the strong malt presence and dominating cocoa flavors. Great complexity that lingers for a while afterwards. Very little carbonation, and this one barely feels like it is a stout 12% a.b.v.

Looking forward to Three French Hens next year.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass (it was the best thing available).

Appearance: Pours out brown and murky, producing a quarter inch of cocoa-colored foam. The head recedes to a creamy halo after a minute or so, but quickly finds its original form after brief swirl. Body is blackish brown and nearly opaque, showing just a touch of crimson through the bottom edge of the pint glass. Not much lacing. Looks mysterious and rich.

Smell: Toasted pecans loom large in the nose, and they smell great! Besides the pecans, I get chocolate malt balls, toffee, red currants, and red wine vinegar. That's about all. Nicely done.

Taste: Toasted pecans, sour red currants, charred oak, coconut, dark chocolate, and subtle alcohol. I love the way this is put together: a little sour, a little roasty, very rich and complex. I'm finding new flavors in each sip. Excellent!

Mouthfeel: Rich, thick, dry, on the syrupy side - feels kinda like a merlot actually. Carbonation is light and prickly. Lots of mouth-numbing. Aftertaste is mild, dry, and predominantly roasty.

Drinkability: This was an absolute treat. While I would have liked to share it with someone, I was very happy drinking the whole thing on my own. Hopefully I can find another bottle before supplies run out.

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Photo of NCBeerFan
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've walked by this several times as of late and finally decided to grab a bottle and try it out. Poured a dark brown into a DFH snifter with a one finger head, which quickly dissipated into ring of bubbles; very little lacing. Smell of roasted pecans, toffee, chocolate, and subtle booziness. The taste closely follows the aroma, with the pecan/chocolate and sweet malty flavors being dominant. Fairly light carbonation and smooth mouthfeel, with the alcohol not overpowering. All in all, an impressive Belgian ale and one that I'll definitely try again.

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