otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy browns and blacks, she looks a lot like melted chocolate as she fills my glass under a thirsty and watchful eye. A khaki head fades slowly into a velveteen blanket and lace is nowhere to be found. That’s ok, because rushing my way is a river of melted chocolates, brown sugars, nutmeg, maple, caramel, black strap molasses, and licorice root for a decadent menagerie that nevertheless forms a seamless procession of aromas. Hopefully that seamless procession of aromas will translate into a seamless procession of flavors, and so I take the first of many small savory sips. Thick, rich, and thoroughly mouth-coating, she tastes of the seasons and of melted turtle delights. Malty followed by spice and wood, the latter two mingle together in a sensual tryst of nutmeg, allspice, and wood. Chocolate is everywhere I taste; front, middle, center, and finish. Bobbing in and out of her chocolate paradise are black cherries, prunes, and figs. Definitely sup of the 2 Turtle Doves with as little chill as possible. Grab a snifter big and bulbous, pull up the recliner, and wile away an evening of warm fuzzy holiday cheer. As her warmth spreads gentle fingers across my chest, spice and wood continues to linger while her chocolate kisses cherries, prunes, figs, and last but not least, black licorice root goodnight. Ahh…
Yup. She was that good. Make no mistake though; she is a brew that is probably best shared. I can drink a lot of rich beers, but 750ml of 2 Turtle Doves is a lot for even me to take in one sitting. Embrace the spirit of the seasons, gather some friends around to pour, sup, savor, and reminisce.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased a friend and shared at Jackie O’s during the 8th Anniversary celebration on 12/13/13. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of raisin, berry and oxidation funk. Malty and raisiny flavor with molasses and oxidation funk before a slightly roasty finish.
dkoonce (906) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. Thanks Nihar. Deep chocolate color, with a short-lived tan head. Strong spice cardamom? Flavor. Medium body, with a somewhat sour finish.
Sourguy83 (31) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Caramel cocoa aroma. Similar taste. Seems a little sweet but still very enjoyable beer.
Lilja (1233) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smak och doft av mörk torkad frukt som fikon, russin, plommon och dadlar, vanilj och romsötma. Rund och len kropp med en eftersmak med smak av söt romrussin . Riktigt fint för smaklökarna.
Vignale (1656) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från Brill&co via SB. Höga förväntningar då 4 Calling birds var fantastisk. Den här når inte riktigt samma höjder men är verkligen ett riktigt julgodisöl. Fullmatad med söt torkad frukt, russin, plommon, dadlar, rostade nötter och rom. Dock ingen kokos, men en len fyllig söt kropp. Mums
PriorL (912) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87.
Thx to the kind donator
APPEARANCE: dark brown/reddish beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: wood, sour, red fruits, coulis.
TASTE: sweet, somewhat sour (because it’s aged?), wood, little flat, still very good for it’s age. But never thought this was 12%??
Mora2000 (5159) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of pecans, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is primarily chocolate and roasted malt but there is some nuttiness as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Errl (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to mora..Nose is spice, Pecan, chocolate, brownsugar, gingerbread..Taste is caramel, pecan, chocolate, sweet, christmas...
brystmar (984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy; dark wine-esque notes jump forward. Caramelized booze atop the plums and dark fruit. Interesting; this has aged well.
DrSilverworm (4062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, shared with the tasting group. Dark brown color, some red. Good thin lighter brown head. Some lace. Malty taste. Some brown sugar. More sweet, some bitter in the finish. Dark fruit. Light molasses. Some dark chocolate. Earthiness. Light sweet bite in the finish. Good dark rich chocolatey belgian strong dark ale. Very robust and rich.