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Bois - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,105 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 115
Gots: 511 | FT: 90
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

The traditional fifth anniversary gift is something made of wood, or "Bois" in French.

Bois is our fifth anniversary ale, loosely brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method. A portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year's production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with age. Layered with complex flavors of dark fruit,vanilla, oak, and burnt sugar, Bois is a robust ale, surely the perfect beer to mark this major milestone.

(Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 05-14-2013)
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured something like a mahogany brown with auburn tips and had minor head and lace. First thing that hits me is the alcohol in aroma - didn't even get close to my nose and the booze is singing. Woody, oaky, "bourbony", it's a strong smell but not totally overpowering compared to smelling some real whiskey or scotch. There's also this roasted malt character with a touch of sweetness and dark fruits that I believe poke through. Very strong and hearty, designed to be slowly sipped and relaxed, and I must say that it's a dangerous sipper b/c the beer holds up with only exception being a slight ABV burn on the finish that is complimentary more than anything. I get some sweetness from the sticky, fuller body, like they put caramel and molasses or syrup in there to balance the woodiness of the aging and the alcohol. A touch of spice and a dash of dark fruit (black cherry or figs?) make there way in there as well. A really good beer to enjoy and a must try for anyone.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 22:23:25 | More by clayrock81
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bcheng

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is so tasty, and OMG the fragrance - I can just sniff it the whole time. Fantastic mix of beer and bourbon, oak barrel, and mouthfeel. Due to the bourbon, it's somewhat hot, and sweet; definitely a sipper. My only issue, I had a bit much and it caused hangover for me the next day, from the bourbon no doubt.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 00:43:19 | More by bcheng
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KalH

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-21-2013 04:39:25 | More by KalH
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jplopez21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-21-2013 04:35:29 | More by jplopez21
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-20-2013 22:24:35 | More by Dave_Treat
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megamass

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-20-2013 06:01:56 | More by megamass
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-20-2013 05:01:51 | More by Maillard
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Adamostella

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-20-2013 01:58:32 | More by Adamostella
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-19-2013 20:47:22 | More by litheum94
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h0ppster

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-18-2013 23:09:31 | More by h0ppster
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-18-2013 19:38:37 | More by iL0VEbeer
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-18-2013 11:56:42 | More by dbrauneis
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-18-2013 01:25:01 | More by kspongeworthy
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-18-2013 01:14:57 | More by BARFLYB
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virinow

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

06-18-2013 00:53:40 | More by virinow
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WelshBrewer

Oregon

4.91/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Dark Burnt Amber, Little head , light lacing, legs like a good wine.

S - Boozy, but a good boozy, so many good smells that it took awhile for me to take the first sip.

T - Dates, figs, raisons, prunes, semi sweet chocolate, burnt carmel, licorice on the back end and of course bourbon.

M - Not too thick, flowed from front to back real nice with a fair liquor burn.

O - Damn! All in all one for my favorite beers to date. the mouthfeel is is wickedly good (just wanted to leave it in there). In my opinion it is like a good Port and or a good Cognac. My son bought it for fathers day and brought it over (1) to drink (1) to age. (Love that kid)
It was so good I went and bought (2) more bottles to age for a while.
Wasn't sure at first for $30 but after taking an hour to drink my 8oz pour I did'nt hesitate to grab two more.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 14:34:34 | More by WelshBrewer
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-16-2013 00:08:31 | More by Mike
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marqoid

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-15-2013 03:24:59 | More by marqoid
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Evan

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-15-2013 01:18:02 | More by Evan
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Docrock

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-14-2013 16:40:20 | More by Docrock
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IPAyForHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-13-2013 19:24:57 | More by IPAyForHops
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-13-2013 02:10:35 | More by kawilliams81
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weonfire

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark mahogany, light mocha-finger width head which dissipates quickly, carbonation rising, zero lacing.

S - Bourbon, aged fruit-figs?, raison, cherry

T - Aged fruit-raison/prune/mild grape, black licorice, very sweet chocolate, carmel, bourbon. finish does come with a bourbon/licorice heat.

M - Full body, great carbonation, frothy, creamy, raison/prune lingers

O - Wow. the aged fruit/bourbon is excellent. mouth is awesome. Yes, fairly hot at points- but at 15ABV-it is very drinkable. makes my tummy warm and puts a smile on my face. I would suggest to split this bomber into at least thirds. Very thick and very sweet. Yes- it was $30 but if you got a few bucks to spurge- certainly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 00:53:26 | More by weonfire
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BKBassist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-12-2013 22:52:02 | More by BKBassist
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zacharrry

California

3/5  rDev -30.9%

06-12-2013 03:02:15 | More by zacharrry
Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.