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Karl Strauss Two Tortugas

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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San Diego may not top the list for birdwatchers but it certainly tops the list for beer-drinkers. And while you’re more likely to spot a Sea Turtle than a Turtle Dove, tracking down a world class beer is easy. Two Tortugas is the 2nd addition to our less than literal “Twelve Days” series of holiday ales. This Belgian-inspired Quadruple Ale has a delicate union of toffee, dark fruits, and warming spices that will continue to develop with age. Raise a glass to 2011 or save a bottle for 2021, this turtle’s got legs.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3365) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Shared with Strkyzone on Facebook Chat. The 22 oz bomber poured a dark copper with a tan head. Nose is malty, with dark fruit - raisins, plums, banana, candy,and some cloves. Full body and a very smooth mouthfeel. The high alcohol is very well hidden but still sneaks up on you. The flavor is of dark ripe fruit. Warm, sweet, and alcoholic finish. A very delicious brew that stays consistent from first to last drop and keeps surprising you with new subtle flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. We both had a bottle and enjoyed it together via facebook chat. This poured pretty much clear mid brown and had no head at all. A nose of fruit and molasses. First sip is dark fruit and toffee. Especially cherries. Alcohol is hidden nicely but my legs sure feel funny. There might be just a hint of spice but it is hidden almost as well as the alcohol. This beer stayed steady throughout the bottle despite temperature changes. This was tasty and dangerous.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2012
CBC on tap-pours copper with an offwhite head. Aroma is dark fruit, medium malt-caramel, spme spice. Taste is dark fruit, medium malt-caramel, spme spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Bomber. Pours a mostly clear ruby color with almost no head. A sweet nose of spices and fruit. A nice flavor of dates, plum, some light cinnamon, nutmeg, a bit of orange zest. Pretty warm. A light estery banana. Decent, certainly decadent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7907) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2012
Good dense yellow head; red-brown beer with lively carbonation. Wood, caramel, shoecream, and again this "Crème Anglaise", this time in the nose. Sweet and fruity character, caramel and red grapes, ashes. Well carbonated, medium to well-bodied; Very good and rich Belgian strong dark ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye..Nose is candy, honey, bready, caramel ,fruits..Taste is fruits, candy, light malts, spice..Palate is sweet and light

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
On tap at Congregation Ale House. Big malty nose with tobacco, raisins, plum, and light smoke. No hop aroma. Dark coppery amber clear with very thin head. Heavy body with medium carbonation, light alcohol warming. Big sweet start with raisins, biscuit, tobacco, and plum. Sugary sweet with sweet finish. No bitterness. Sweet after but not cloying. Tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, roasted malt, banana, light vanilla, cocoa, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of raisins, caramel, grain, cocoa, sassafras, toffee, clove, and banana.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark caramel color with big sweet yeast and malted fruit. sweet syrupy finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
I had this on tap at Out of the Park Pizza. It’s a big malty beer that finishes sweetly, with notes of cherry. The big alcohol percentage is well hidden.


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