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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel - The Bruery

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 235
Avg: 4.33
pDev: 23.79%
Wants: 78
Gots: 104 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 235
Reviews by DovaliHops:
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours the same as the other variants. Murky mahogany color with a large off-white head that goes down rather quickly. Scent is slightly "spicier" than the other variants. The whiskey seems to come through the most out of this version of Boise in my opinion. Sweet, dark fruits and burnt sugar. Tons of vanilla and oak. Peanut brittle and toffee, with some very smooth whiskey aromas. This one is a whiskey bomb, but not in a boozy way. Taste is sweet whiskey up front...it easily shows the rye characteristics moments after it touches your tongue. Spicy rye and bread-like flavors, immediately followed by a malt bomb and tons of dark fruits. Cherries, plums, dates, raisins, and dark chocolate. Very complex. For me, this is the most complex of all the Boise variants. Finishes with more barrel, vanilla, and the perfect amount of whiskey booziness. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and a little bit sticky. Drinkability is high, considering how tasty this beer is. Overall, this is my favorite Boise. I have now tried all of them (still need to rate Brandy from my notes). This one is a top shelf Old Ale with barrel aging at its finest. Will be buying more of this version of Boise for sure.

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark ruby body. Flecks of amber in the light. Pours with a small khaki head. Maintains a collar forever.

Smell - Whiskey and dark fruits. Brown sugar. Booze all over. Less intense whiskey than the bourbon version.

Taste - Dark fruits and whiskey. Tons of booze. Brown sugar, but not as rich as the bourbon version.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Boozy as hell. Heavy. Quite the sipper.

Overall - Boozy as all getout. As usual. It's still good.

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Photo of IKR
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly cloudy dark-brown with a modest sized light-beige head that dissipated fairly quickly.

Smell: Moderate whiskey notes, brown sugar, dark fruit notes (think raisins and prunes) and mild toffee notes. Nice aromas but my initial impression is it's slightly muted in comparison to previous versions of the Anniversary beers.

Taste: Whiskey, some fruity sherry notes, raisins, some brown sugar, mild spicy rye notes and mild oak notes. The beer finishes drier and less sweet than the bourbon bal-aged versions of the Anniversary beers. The aging in the rye Whiskey barrel is a nice touch. Very mild alcohol presence, great for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall: The rye whiskey aging results in a nice anniversary beer variation compared to the Bourbon bal-aged versions, resulting in a drier and cleaner finishing beer. The Anniversary beers are always top notch and this one continues the tradition.

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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.