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Bois Fumé - The Bruery

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Bois FuméBois Fumé

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

169 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 18
Gots: 46 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  16.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This rustic beer is the result of barrel aging a blend of our Anniversary, English-style old ale, with Smoking Wood, an imperial smoked rye porter. Bois Fumé, meaning 'Smoking Wood' in French, is pleasantly sweet with a dry, peaty finish.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 02-02-2014)
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4/5  rDev -2%

zbodnar1, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

LeeEvolved, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

RavenForBeer, Nov 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

tectactoe, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Afroman, Oct 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Carb-Overlord, Oct 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

largadeer, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

warnerry, Oct 18, 2014
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3.82/5  rDev -6.4%

Canada_Dan, Oct 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

TheSamKuehn, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

deereless, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Boston_Steve, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

DerekMorgan, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

A: poured into a DFH snifter to a deep brown topped by a finger of dense dark tan head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass without a lot of lacing
S: smells of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, and dark fruits. a little alcohol in the nose
T: taste is sweet with some smoke, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a slight fruitiness from the alcohol. swallow is a little hot with oak, chocolate, roast malt and bourbon flavors.
M: surprisingly light on the palate given the ABV with soft and slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish from the residual mouth alcohol
O: I figured this one would be a little harsher with the ABV but it isn't. This beer is very complex with fantastic flavors. I kinda wish I wouldn't have sold off a bottle because I'd like to have a few more to sit on.

SHODriver, Sep 27, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. Medium khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Lots of bourbon and oak. Light smoke. More brown sugar and caramel.

Taste - Some chocolate that quickly turns to caramel and brown sugar. Some light smokiness with the chocolate. Bourbon gets stronger and wood becomes even more dominant. Astringent and boozy as hell.

Mouthfeel - Extremely boozy. Very sweet. Rough.

Overall - Way over the top, but it's tasty.

Alieniloquium, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

matt2591, Sep 22, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -23.3%

kojevergas, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

J_Dub, Sep 21, 2014
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4.59/5  rDev +12.5%

A - Dark cola body. Light khaki head pours a half finger high with ok retention and low lace.

S - Whoa. Chocolate, rum cake, Raisinets, caramel, and vanilla extract highlight a huge, delicious core of rich banana bread, walnuts and bran muffins.

T - Holy crap. Thick, bold and sweet with caramel, molasses, dark chocolate liquor, raisin bran, and vanilla. Warm Drambuie booze warps itself around the sweet center and pulls out darker stone fruits from the profile. Buckwheat honey, oak, pumpernickel bread, and spiced rum cake on the back end. Peat smoke through the finish.

M - Thick, smooth, syrupy body.

O - Big, boozy, sweet, complex, and surprisingly smooth.


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4.59 Bois Fume
-- -Jay- -Jon- -Ath- -Vin- -Pt- -Grg- -Avg- Weight Adj
A - 3.70 4.00 3.50 3.75 3.50 3.75 3.70 10% 0.37
S - 4.70 5.00 4.75 5.00 4.80 4.50 4.79 20% 0.96
T - 4.85 4.85 4.80 4.75 4.69 4.80 4.79 40% 1.92
M - 4.65 4.00 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.44 10% 0.44
O - 4.60 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.52 20% 0.90

vfgccp, Sep 20, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +11.8%

yoitsarch, Sep 19, 2014
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Bois Fumé from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.