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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
It was 2011 when we first released Two Tortugas Belgian Quad as our holiday ale. It was supposed to be a one-time release for the holidays, but your feedback demanded otherwise. Six batches and numerous medals later, our Belgian Quad is back in all its original glory. Two Tortugas has aromas of dark fruit and caramel, with a slight hint of bubblegum from the Belgian Abbey yeast. This beer is robust and full-bodied with rich malty flavors of toffee, plums, and dates. Drink it now or lay it down – Two Tortugas’ journey is just getting started.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a hazy bronze hued body with a decently sized tan head that slowly fades to a ring. Good lace and some alcohol legs left behind on the sides of the glass. Aromas are strongly estery and malty. Lots of banana, even at a distance. Caramel, grainy, light chocolate, alcohol, grand manier, and pears. No hops aromas to speak of. Some caramelization. Flavors are alcohol forward, banana, light phenol (clove and some other spices), more esters, honey, malty, grainy, raisin-bran cereal, mild chocolate, orange essence/liquor. Ashy/dusty chocolate, mild table grapes. Complex if not scattered malt character. Light balancing bitterness. On the slightly sweet side overall. Alcohol is definitely there. Bigger body with medium-light carbonation. Warming. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2012
Draught at City Beer. Nose of caramel, some spice, plums, fig, cherry. Dark brown. Sweet flavor, honey, molasses, lots of dried fruit. Boozy but smooth. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
From the 12/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel-orange color with a small foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sour caramel, nut, booziness, pepper and faint vague fruits. The flavor was tangy sour caramel, pepper, apple, nut, pear and more booziness. Long pepper, caramel and fruit finish. Moderately full bodied but the booziness distracted. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (634) - MEXICO - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A clear reddish beer with no head. Aroma is of alcohol, red apples, dried fruits and caramel. Taste is medium to heavy bitter and medium sweet. Robust bodied, smooth and heavy. Fizzy carbonation and a dry astrigent finish. Aftertaste of dried fruits and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a maroonish brown with small white head. Aroma is dark fruit, vanilla, yeast, booze. Flavors are...muddled? A bit roasty, a bit sweet, a bit fruity, a bit spicy, a bit boozy. Nothing really stands out. Surprisingly thin bodied; oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (3015) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bomber from Valley Farm. Deep ruby red in color. Sweet and fruity in the nose. Some candy and tropical fruit as well. Somewhat sweet and roasted flavors. A bit of alcohol as well. A pretty smooth sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark amber with no head and a sweet fruity aroma. There is a hearty sweet dark malt flavor with some plum and a warm alcohol trail.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
On tap @ Uncle Henry’s Deli. Lightly hazed copper pour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet raisin, plum, and banana. Lots of caramel and brown sugar notes. A bit of chocolate and toasted bread...maybe some booze. Flavor is quite sweet as well. Bit time dark fruit, brown sugar, and caramel. Chocolate syrup, toast, and bananas. Mild yeast, alcohol, and clove spiciness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Fruity yeasty and mild spicy yeasty base, a little bit of floral and earthy bitterness, and not a ton of residual sweetness. Solid; very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - 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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