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Bois - Brandy Barrel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

187 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.13%
Wants: 72
Gots: 103 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SubpoenaDeuces on 05-28-2013)
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-24-2013 18:52:22 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-24-2013 18:47:51 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-03-2013 02:01:53 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-13-2014 20:59:53 | More by kjkinsey
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-13-2014 20:59:46 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-27-2014 18:41:30 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-31-2013 11:03:44 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-08-2014 20:33:57 | More by Knapp85
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-02-2013 02:21:27 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-03-2013 01:14:59 | More by largadeer
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nickfl

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-16-2014 00:12:08 | More by nickfl
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

06-18-2014 13:59:36 | More by Slatetank
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Share bottle with rudzud and I shared with various people at my cellar cleaning.

Light fizzy head, hint light with dark mahogany ruby light.

Nose sweet candy, plenty of dark fruit raisin galore and plum, brown sugar, candy, nice brandy juicy character.

Taste pretty sweet, candy, caramel, toffee, dark fruit brandy, dark candy bar, little choc caramel, little nutty, warming booze little tingly character, brandy like fruit, brandy soaked raisin and fig.

Mouth med bod, little syrupy, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, good sweet characters, mild brandy with actual brandy, dark fruits, etc.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 04:16:17 | More by jlindros
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

11-02-2013 18:13:06 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip...got this as a member of the RS. Big fan of the anniversary beers, and had the "normal" Bourbon version last night.

a - Pours a murky, deep reddish-brown color with two fingers of medium tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Some nice lacing left on the glass. Looks a little redder than the normal bourbon version and previous years.

s - Smells of brandy, caramel malts, sweet toffee, sweet dark fruits, toasted malts, brown sugar, raisins, figs, plums, wood, bourbon, roasted malts, light vanilla, and molasses. Very nice nose; a little sweeter than the bourbon version and a little more dark fruits. I like the bourbon nose a little bit better, but they are both awesome and close.

t - Tastes of sweet brandy, caramel malts, toffee, sweet brown sugar, raisins, figs, plums, sweet dark fruits, light vanilla, toasted malts, and molasses. Taste is very good, even better than the bourbon version. The bourbon version had a lot of noticeable alcohol in it whereas it is hidden much better in this brandy version. Equally as sweet with a little more dark fruits to it.

m - Medium to full, body and low to moderate carbonation. Not as much alcohol to it as the bourbon version. Tiny bit more carbonation than the bourbon version. Nice body, but also not as thick and a step down from the bourbon version.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot; another great anniversary beer. While I think the bourbon version had a slightly better nose (I like the bourbon more than brandy), and a better mouthfeel, the taste of this one was much better, and hid the alcohol much better, much like Fruet did. This one is also sweet and has a lot of caramel and sugar to it like the bourbon version, but more dark fruits. Awesome beer, well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 00:16:35 | More by mdfb79
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-11-2013 03:20:14 | More by zestar
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2014 21:58:37 | More by XmnwildX12
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -8%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml pours a mahogany color with a khaki head that persists longer than the other barrel treatments sampled. Also, legs of alcohol are noticed droopin down the wall of the glass.

The aroma contains quite a bit of vinous aspect before blending to the expected vanilla and oak with a slight hint of coconut/caramel. The spirit reinfoced booziness is actually an afterthought considering the vinous notes that stand out.

The taste is tangy and vinous with oak and hints of papery to cardboard-like oxidation. A slight herbal aspect before blending to caramel and dare I say chocolate grain? A very unique flavor combination that is strikingly different than the other barrel treatments.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation in the feel but visually has more going for it than the others. There is something about that vinous touch of brandy that I loved included in this. It really stood out and I liked this significantly more than the bourbon, rye and american oak versions. I just wish it didnt display so much oxidation for only being in the bottle for a year.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 15:46:14 | More by stakem
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-30-2014 12:55:10 | More by InspectorBob
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Bois - Brandy Barrel from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.