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Papier (Bourbon Barrel) - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Papier (Bourbon Barrel)Papier (Bourbon Barrel)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 182
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  17.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 0110x011 on 05-17-2009)
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

claaark13, May 06, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, and lots of bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with vanilla and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is an alcohol kick after each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors but it's still quite boozy.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

GRG1313, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Thanks to Alex for sharing.

A - Doesn't pour with much visible carbonation. Pretty thick looking. Brown bodied beer with some reddish highlights.

S - Nice caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Really everything you could ask for as far as an Old Ale goes.

T - Love the taste of this. It's slightly hot, but the bit of alcohol warmth is great with the caramel, barrel, and vanilla. Bourbon is great. This is a fantastic beer.

M - Full bodied, pretty low carbonation.

O - Fantastic beer, drinks well enough for something with this much ABV. Quite smooth. While it's a little more rough than the newest beer in this series, it's also less sweet and I like it a bit more. Would love to drink this again.

AgentZero, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Thanks to Alex & Bryna for this one. Big 750ml bottle with into mini-snifter.

A - Pours a reddish brown color, totally flat.

S - Well, there's probably some beer in here somewhere mixed with all this bourbon! Smells Burnt sugars, oak, bourbon, hot, dark fruit. If you enjoy bourbon, you'll enjoy this.

T - Uh yeah, bourbon. Not a crappy cheap bourbon note, but rich, smooth, a higher-end. Burnt sugars, dark fruit, oak. Like the nose, a lot of bourbon, smooth, sweet.

M - Body is medium, flat, oaky sweet finish.

O - If you like bourbon, you'll like this. A sipper for sure, no doubt. Really enjoyed this one, and at 17%, it's a nice after-dinner drink to split many many ways with friends. Recommend.

Sean9689, Aug 01, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev -2.1%

Thanks to d0b for this one. Bottle #353. Served in an Alvinne snifter.

A - Pours still. Ruby brown body, murky, some legs.

S - Surprisingly mellow for 17% (although still clearly boozier than Adam from the Wood). Dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, light oak. Extremely raisin-forward, with great complementary barrel flavors.

T - Taste is hotter than the aroma suggests. Lots of bourbon, oaky vanilla, dark fruits, raisins, prunes. Even though there is tons of brown sugar and caramel flavor it never seems to get cloying.

M - Again, nearly still with only the vaguest hint of carbonation. Full-bodied, with some moderate alcohol warmth and a lightly sticky finish.

D - Pretty drinkable for 17%, although I think 4oz is an appropriate serving size for this sort of beer. A very nice old ale, but not as good as Adam from the Wood, or even 100% BA Coton. As the Solera method works its magic, subsequent Bruery Anniversary beers should get increasingly smooth and mellow. That being said, it's nice to see where the magic started. I found the Brandy and Rye versions of Papier more interesting, and I hope those variants show up again in the future.

MasterSki, Jul 31, 2011
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Papier (Bourbon Barrel) from The Bruery
94 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.