Bois - The Bruery
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District of Columbia
5/5 rDev +15.5%
My wife and I celebrated our 5th wedding Anniversary recently and this was our brew of choice. Nice idea, huh?
Served in some gourmet, foo-foo, super expensive wine glasses.
A: Poured pretty much a deep, rich, leather-like brown maroon color, without much head to speak of. In the BBA world, that's not a factor anyway.
S: Super raison and bourbon-like with a tapered off sweetness that hit the snout just the right way. Molasses, dates, crushed Flintstone Vitamins can all be found here.
T: OMG. First off, I couldn't believe how smooth this was. Hell, even my beer-hating wife absolutely loved this. The bourbon washed over the dark fruit, giving it so much friggin dimension. You could actually taste every ingredient individually. Remarkable!
M: The sweet elements rolled off the tongue, inviting me to come back for more and more. Of course the carbonation was low, but I wouldn't have had it any other way.
O: With best new beer of 2013. As a matter of fact, it was the best one of 2012, 2011, and 2010 as well. My highest recommendation!
07-07-2013 06:42:27 | More by Chaney
4.81/5 rDev +11.1%
This beer pours out in a mahogany caramel color that is murky, but also lets some light come through.
The aroma is huge raisins, tons of sweet molasses and caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, sherry, bourbon, but also that pop of booze in the back that uplifts it.
The flavor follows with that deep rich caramel sweetness. It's heavy on the rich deep dark raisins and fruit, but also on the back, there's that drying oak and alcohol that picks up the beer in a wonderful way. My friend actually compared this to port or madeira.
The body is pretty big and sticky, but I've had bigger and stickier barrel aged barley wines. The crazy thing is that the booze and oak drying on the back really picks up this beer to give a punch of drinkability. I really do like that about this beer, though it seems a lot like a beer that could use some aging.
I do think that Melange 3 was better because of the bigger silky feel and sweetness, but this is super enjoyable. Incredible beer.
07-05-2013 06:27:38 | More by dar482
Bois from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.