Bois - The Bruery
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Reviews by brentk56:
4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a hazy burnt sienna; not much of a head but that is true to form for a 15% ABV beer
Smell: Sharp and boozy, with layers of Bourbon, vanilla, caramel and dried cherries underneath
Taste: Boozy on the front end, with Bourbon, caramel, dried cherries making up the front end; very sweet, with some treacle and vanilla development in the middle; after the swallow, the alcohol re-asserts itself, bringing along a recurrence of the flavors detected in the front end; caramel brings up the rear
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; very boozy
Overall: Not surprised by all the booziness at this stage of the beer's development (and part of me said wait a few years before cracking it open); I think this will be a fascinating beer to watch develop and hope I have a chance to re-visit on somebody else's nickel the next go round
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2013 01:31:05 | More by brentk56
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4.39/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The Bruery is becoming king of the "Big Beer" and this beer is no different.
The head on this one is an inch and a half of toasted bread soft tan. There really is a lot of carbonation for a 15% brew, but it is very bubbly and the head fades quickly leaving just a skim and no lace to speak of. Body is a deep root beer brown with a considerable murky feel to it.
The nose immediately speaks to my heart with big rich Bourbon tones all over. Buttered toffee, carmel and molasses are all very present. Definitely smells sweet.
Enters the mouth just as expected... sweet, but not overly so. Dark fruits dance with raisin bread and rum cake. A hint of sour fruit twang hits the back of the taste buds as you take repeat sips. There is nice balance here for how big and rich it is. So much complexity with the dark fruit, big alcohol, bready sweetness and even a bit of tartness. This one is definitely a sipper.
Mouthfeel is very pleasant, thick but not heavy. A perfect after dinner beer. A wonderfully complex monster of a brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 00:24:52 | More by SPLITGRIN
Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,086 ratings.