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Bois - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 121
Gots: 516 | FT: 89
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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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

WelshBrewer, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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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.

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4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: into the center of a large snifter, deep mahogany brown beer with a thin foam on top; slid down inside the glass without a trace

S: a face-full of bourbon soaked fruit; dank, rich malt sugars and whiskey

T: carrying over from what you smell, rich chewy fruits are presented - like raisins, figs, dates, and plums; sweetness of fruit accompanies, in addition to brown cane sugar and toffees; airs of wood and whiskey hover over the palate; hints of spices and even some heat as the alcohol asserts itself, bring even more depth to the drink

M: medium weight, slight tackiness/stickiness, minor coating, faint drying on finish

O: I've been a real fan of old ales, bourbon barrel beer, and The Bruery's anniversary ales, so its no surprised I dug this. One of those beers you folks with discipline will age for years - this thing'd be insane for those purposes - but then maybe you shouldn't be reading this, because I contend this beer is amazing immediately, too! A typically strong take on the style, complemented perfectly by barrel aging.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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Bois from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.