2 Turtle Doves - Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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4.42/5
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130 Ratings
2 Turtle Doves - Barrel-Aged2 Turtle Doves - Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 11-21-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
130
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
56
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly darker than mahogany with a tight band around the edges. Nose reveals toffee, ethanol, dark fruit and cereal grains. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also some oxidation present. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild, even carbonation. Overall a solid offering but not much of the barrel is present.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bruery 8th Anniversary celebration on 05/14 /16.

Pours an opaque dark caramel color with very little head to speak of. Silky smooth texture with caramel malt, vanilla, oak, maple, toffee and bourbon aspects. I'm not sure how this tasted in 2009 but, seven years later, this is absolutely world class.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stillyman11
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of datpingao
4.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of shoegueuze
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours mostly black, some dark brown towards the light, super small 1/10" head on it. Nice mild aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla.

Easy coverage on the alcohol, bourbon is mild, flavorful and not aggressive or domineering. Any dark fruit bitterness from the base is swallowed. A little bit of dark sugar sweetness comes through, and the toffee notes. This really takes a base beer I was meh on and replaces all the not so down with feels with good bourbon and oak smoothness.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle shared as part of #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into a tulip. Liquid is very dark, not quite opaque, brown topped by a two finger tan head that settles quickly to a collar. Some spots of lacing, but not much sticking to the glass. Aroma is dominated by barrel notes: bourbon, vanilla, molasses, cocoa, alcohol, and oak. There are also some nutty and malty notes. Taste is sweet malt, brown sugar, vanilla, and cocoa plus some bourbon and alcohol burn. Medium-plus body, slick, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long warming finish.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Norseman
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mychalg9
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Nightrain87
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Rado
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of montrealbcr89
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Scottie_A25
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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2 Turtle Doves - Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 130 ratings