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Bois Fumé - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 228
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 64 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  16.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rudzud on 02-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 228
Reviews by cooch69:
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4.19/5  rDev 0%
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! (724 characters)

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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. (482 characters)

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Bois Fumé from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.