Fruet - The Bruery
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Reviews by Dope:
4.45/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a very dark amber-red with a small but dense tan head. Fades decently slowly, leaving just a smattering of lacing behind.
S: Sweet bourbon mixed with tons of dark fruit. Lots of toffee, brown sugar and caramel from the bourbon with a hint of oak. Boozy fruits follow with raisin and cherries and figs. Quite boozy. Definitely.
T: Oh yeah, this is the stuff. Bourbon isn't as strong as in the smell. It just lends a nice blanket of caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla and brown sugar over everything. Raisins and figs are prominent but mixes so well with the bourbon and malt. Hints of milk chocolate here and there. Very big, very sweet, and very boozy. Boozy might not be the word for it though - you can tell it's big, but there's no alcohol sting. It certainly warms the belly though.
M: Big, syrupy, heavy, decadent.
O: Wow, one of the best if not THE best old ales I've ever had. This is very fresh (just came out last week), super high ABV but remarkably well hidden. Strong and complex brew, yet amazingly balanced, especially the bourbon which usually seems hard to get right. Very sweet, no way around it, but what else would you expect from a bourbon barrel 15.5% old ale. Great brew, a must for old ale lovers.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2012 04:03:41 | More by Dope
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4.44/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750ml waxed bottle poured into balloon snifter 14/6/14, cheers Adam for sharing (from notes)
A clear brownish amber, a couple bubbles under a thin film, not much for lace but some wide legs going down the side
S vanilla, lots of sweet bourbon, a pile of brown sugar, a little wood, raisins, there's some booze but very well hidden all things considered, faint molasses, caramel galore, more vanilla and bourbon, more like a liqueur then beer but its working wonders for me
T thankfully it mimics the smell, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, its sweet but manageable, tastes as good as it smells
M thick and syrupy, a little heat but I'd never guess its over 15%, sticky on the lips and a sweet woody finish
O all the important parts are well taken care of, smells and tastes awesome, a little sweet and boozy but its a minor complaint
I'd lay this down for a decade if I had a bottle, drinking well now but this one will be something special down the road, I'm just happy I got to try it today, delicious stuff
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 23:19:20 | More by wordemupg
Fruet from The Bruery
99 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.