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Bois Fumé - The Bruery

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 16
Gots: 44 | 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 +2.7%
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!

cooch69, Apr 05, 2014
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750 ml capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
16.2% ABV, "Best enjoyed fresh but may pleasantly evolve over time if cellared properly." 12/11/13

A - The fizzing sound of carbonation is surprising coming from the near pitch black beer. Its tall cap of khaki foam disappears rather quickly though, leaving a light ring of bubbles clinging to the glass' wall.

S - Warm bourbon heat dominates the nose with a charred oak barrel characteristic pulling forwards more than the bourbon itself, though slightly solventy alcohol does generate a nice tingle in the nostrils. Blackstrap molasses, burnt brown sugar, and dark chocolate evoke the sense of impending diabetes as wafts of gentle smoke rise from the warming beer.

T - Incredibly sweet burnt brown sugar crusts a molasses and bourbon-soaked nougat-filled dark chocolate candy bar that's sure to awaken the senses! The smooth bourbon is quite warm, bordering on boozy but it's charred oak works beautifully with just a pinch of smoke on the end.

M - Oddly enough, this beer doesn't seem nearly as carbonated as the fizzing sound on the pour made it seem. Smooth but very sweet, Bois Fumé is nearly cloying and syrupy but cut by dry alcohol - a very warm finish.

O - If you've experienced one of The Bruery's high octane stouts, or variations like Bois Fumé, you're probably no stranger to the strong sweetness associated with the majority of them but, Bois Fumé does a good job of distinguishing itself. This dark, sweet beer marries a subtle waft of smoke with the bourbon barrels' charred insides for a joyous matrimony of flavors that's sure to develop wonderfully over time - I'll be hanging onto my second bottle for a while.

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Bois Fumé from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.