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Bois - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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1,126 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 117
Gots: 511 | FT: 91
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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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.

SPLITGRIN, Jun 26, 2014
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Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.