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Smokey And The Bois (Rare Beer Collaboration) - The Bruery

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 33 | FT: 8
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  16.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels with Vanilla Beans & Cacao Nibs.

A careful blend of Black Tuesday (a much-coveted, bourbon-barrel-aged imperial stout), Smoking Wood (an imperial rye porter, offering malts smoked with beech- and cherrywood), and Bois (an exceptional, bourbon-barrel-aged old ale). This exclusive release also uses Nacional cacao nibs from Mindo Chocolate Makers, a bean-to-bar chocolatier who works directly with Ecuadorian growers.

Aroma on this is quite generous: vanilla, almond, powdered doughnuts, cotton candy. Notes of bitter chocolate, coffee, and smoke are met by mellowing influences like crème brûlée and milk chocolate. A warming integrated vein of alcohol provides a nice lift. The finely bubbled, and relatively subtle, CO2 adds just enough extra texture for everything to present itself fully.

Color, a deep, chocolate brown lightens to a cola color, a maple-syrup-ness at the edge. From Black Tuesday's contributions: char, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate. Those are matched with the layered, caramel-y richness this gets from Bois, adding heavily detailed core notes of toffee, nougat, and the caramelized sugars that serve as a crucial note for this beer. Then that third blending, the Smoking Wood, adds in softer bittering elements from its beechwood- and cherrywood-smoked malts.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 06-11-2014)
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The nose is smoky, salty, and meaty with a strong turn towards beef jerky. I don't really catch any notes of Bois. The flavor starts with sweet brown sugar and chocolate then moves to char, smoke and campfire coals. A sweet beef jerky meatiness cuts through this from beginning to end. I love Rauschbiers and I love Bois but this combination did not balance well and disappointed me.

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Smokey And The Bois (Rare Beer Collaboration) from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.