Fruet - The Bruery
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Reviews by xnicknj:
4.4/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750mL bottle poured into tulip
Pours a lightly hazed deep caramel brown color with a thin layering of beige head. Large, bubbly collar retains throughout the pour while leaving little lacing on the glass.
Intensely boozy, rich and sweet in the nose. Bourbon and caramel mixed with toffee, brown sugar and burnt notes. Oak, leather and vanilla with heavy alcohol warmth.
Sticky sweetness up front driven by vanilla, caramel, brown sugar and toffee. Incredibly rich and complex with roasted layers of dark malt. The bourbon character is up front and slightly aggressive throughout the profile, which I enjoy. Hints of dark fruit with candied notes. Finishes sweet, boozy and warm.
Full body, milder carbonation, sticky, full and heavy on the tongue. Creamy and smooth while drinking, although this is definitely a slow sipper. I wasn't as blown away with this as I was 100% Cuir, but this really brought the barrel heat in a way that I truly love. I don't see buying many more at $30+ per bottle, but this was definitely worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2012 03:09:54 | More by xnicknj
More User Reviews:
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 651 ratings.