The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged 2 Turtle Doves

 
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Bourbon barrel Aged version of 2009 winter ale, belgian dark strong with toasted pecans and cocoa nibs

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 23, 2014
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11343) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. Huges thanks to whomever brought it. A viscous hazed mahogany brown coloured pouer with no head. Sticky. Aroma is spicy, cakey malts, little musty, vanilla, dried fruits, praline. Flavour is composed of sweet cakey and toffee malts, mint dried fruits, salted caraeml , licorice. Palate is full and sticky bodied, moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle shared at RBWG 16: Poured a brown color with thin tan head. Aroma is boozy, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits and sticky. Nice complex taste of more vanilla, booze, dark fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head which fades quickly. Notes of cocoa powder, vanilla extract, roasted nuts, all spice, and a bit of dark fruit. Finish is very boozy with added notes of molasses and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9920) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
750 ml bottle sampled at the RB Best Awards. Thanks to whoever shared this one. Pours a hazy deep amber brown color with a small beige ring for a head. Notes of vanilla, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar, cocoa, cake, dark fruits, and toasted nuts. Theres a very slight tang in the flavor. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, boozy mouthfeel. Fun one to try and its still very good - although its not going to get any better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13897) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Murky brown. Bourbon, vanilla, malt, cookies, some dark fruits. Sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle at RBWG. It pours a dark brown color with an off white head. The aroma is nutty with some almond-like oxidation notes. Toasted malt. The flavor is very nutty with strong cocoa and nice supporting notes of dark fruit. Fig, dates and maybe some sherry. Another one that seems to have done well with some age. A good sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (2075) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
750ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Bourbon balances so nicely with the malt and cocoa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5130) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
The was a bottle pour while on the RBSG bus. It poured a rich dark brown with a tan head. Nose is very rich with toffee, sugar, bourbon, and wood. Full body. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is full of spices and toffee. Really really good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (10032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle, shared on the bus at RBSG. Near black, thick brown head. Rich sweet bourbon, pecans, light tobacco, chocolate, spicy undertones. Densely flavoured, rich and delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14358) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle - Hot boozy bourbon barrel notes. Jet brown with a decent brown head. Boozy sweet bourbon and brown sugar. Hot and sweet, couldnt drink more than a small glass.


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