Half Acre / Perennial Two Tugs | Half Acre Beer Company

BA SCORE
85.7%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 70 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We recently invited Phil Wymore, former Half Acre brewer and current mastermind behind Perennial Artisan Ales out of St. Louis, to the brewery for a collaborative brew sesh. The outcome is Two Tugs, a brawny 8% brown ale that unites two corners of Illinois. The aroma presents elements of molasses, toffee, and dark cherry, adds elements of licorice, hazelnut and chocolate to the taste, and finishes strong and warm with stone fruit on top of more sweet chocolate. Related to Thunder & Son in style and spirit, but more of a smaller cousin than a twin brother.

Added by MasterSki on 11-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
70
Liked:
60
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
10.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown and very thick, which I was surprised poured only a one finger head.

Wafts of chocolate, malt, slight bourbon? Appealing nonetheless.

Very chocolaty and on the back end, I'm still getting hints of bourbon, very tasty.

Mouthfeel is thick as it poured, a lush and very sweet palate pleaser.

Overall a damn good beer, but the chocolate does get to be overbearing halfway through the bottle, would pick up again.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with dark ruby highlights. Nice head after the pour and strong tan foam for most of the twenty two ounces.

Great roasty malt aroma with some dark, fruity undertones like black cherries. Notes of mild chocolate and coffee and just a little simmering alcoholic warmth simmers beneath the aroma.

This is a pretty yeasty brown ale. Dry, maybe chalky palate, fruity flavors mixing with dark roasted malt flavors like coffee and chocolate. Pretty good sipper, but the palate is a little too dry for me. I'm glad I tried this brew though.

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Half Acre / Perennial Two Tugs from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 85.7% out of 100 with 70 ratings
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