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Bois Fumé - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 47 | 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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Reviews by cooch69:
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First Off Let me be the first(maybe) to say that this Beer is Better than Bois, but not as good as Smoking Wood.

This beer tasted more similar to Smoking Wood than it did Bois, and I like SW better so that may be the reasoning.

Dark brown pour with a decent head and lacing considering the 16.2 ABV.

Aromas of Charred Wood, Bourbon, Caramel, Dark Malts, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses and alcohol.

Taste is robust but not as much as it had the potential to be. Still this works in its favor by making it smoother and more sessionable. Only a 4.5 or 5 ounce sample was received but I feel 12 ounces of this would be near perfect.

Still not one bad beer yet tonight.

Good job Mr. Rue, keep the good beers coming!

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Bois Fumé from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.