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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.83%
Wants: 79
Gots: 101 | 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: HopHead84 on 05-29-2013)
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nebuchadnezzer

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-09-2014 05:23:38 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-08-2014 19:39:27 | More by bccocx
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jbogner

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

07-05-2014 00:27:50 | More by jbogner
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-30-2014 19:32:18 | More by kscaldef
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LakerLeith

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-29-2014 01:06:35 | More by LakerLeith
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-23-2014 14:22:10 | More by JohnnieNepal
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split with rudzud and threelions. Finally got this beast to the table.

Pours a crazy nice foamy fluffy 1 finger head, leaves messy lacing in the slow fade, nice legs, super dark murky brown color almost black.

Nose is phenomenal, so much awesome malts, aged big dark malts, creamy brown malts, sweety candy and sugar, molasses, brown sugar, etc. Nice barrel and whisky notes, even little rye, nice vanilla and oak barrel, hint raisin and candied fruit, caramel fluffy nougat, very nice soft aged malt.

Taste is ridiculous, amazing malts, soft aged old ale malts, sweet candy bit awesome, sweet syrupy brown sugar molasses, toffee, etc, but all aged nicely, coffee syrup, little roast and toffee, very mild booze notes, hint cocoa. Then barrel, toasty vanilla oak, mild whisky but hard to tell rye, even a little nutty. Chewy nougat too. Finish is sweet syrupy, chewy malts, great barrel rounding, nice whisky, good aged soft malt, very tasty.

Mouth is super heavy bod, nice carb, very little booze.

Overall awesome!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 17:11:20 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros and shared with Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with a one finger head that fades to leave light lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, alcohol hidden well did not smell like 15%. Very nice rye whiskey too!

T - Taste is caramel, vanilla, malty sweetness, awesome rye barrel, molasses, light dark fruit. Heavy rolo, toffee and nice sweet malts. Delicious caramel sweetness and barrel notes.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, to be expected, not that syrupy.

O - Overall this beer was very tasty, great sweetness, awesome barrel notes, good rye, very sweet, delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 02:47:37 | More by rudzud
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Chingringo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-18-2014 18:31:06 | More by Chingringo
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-16-2014 20:00:26 | More by iL0VEbeer
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-16-2014 00:38:25 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-16-2014 00:38:02 | More by Lovely85
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-16-2014 00:29:57 | More by kylehay2004
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stevefinny

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-15-2014 00:32:15 | More by stevefinny
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-09-2014 20:55:18 | More by IAmHollywood13
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Scottie_A25

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-09-2014 17:19:20 | More by Scottie_A25
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I appreciated that Stakem shared this with me, enjoyed chilled from a taster glass.

The color is dark murky brown with thin very light beige head with tiny bead no lace sticks. The smell is mostly dark sugar caramel and light yeast ester with dried fruit however the rye barrel does impart a nice earthy woody and slight boozy aroma. The feel is full with moderately low carbonation yet not really a cloying sweetness-just has the dark malt and toffee sweetness with a drying alcohol in the finish.

The flavor is great, lots of malt complexity with the yeast adding depth with some caramel and woody flavor in the middle and light vanilla with some gentle alcohol and raisin-like flavor in the finish. The barrel is nice and is well blended with the base I think it does not taste hot, alhouth you can taste the alcohol it is not over the top. Overall a great Old ale and the barrel aging enhances this-So thankful for the opportunity to try it, thanks Adam.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 14:58:13 | More by Slatetank
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aasher

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-08-2014 23:23:28 | More by aasher
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Evan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-08-2014 21:54:17 | More by Evan
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blkcld

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-08-2014 06:19:05 | More by blkcld
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml pours a clouded mahogany color with a few khaki bubbles that rest atop. A swirl revives a cap that is quick to fade but alcohol legs stick to the glass.

The smell is initially oaky with sugary sweet caramel, vanilla and oak that blends to a dark fruited aspect similar to raison and molasses. The alcohol in this version seems tempered quite a bit in comparison to the others.

The taste brings some boozy heat upfront with that previously mentioned raison and raw oakiness towards the back. Inbetween are flavors of molasses, vanilla and caramel that sort of blend the transition from booze to harsh oak.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is quite boozy in the feel yet much more restrained than the bourbon version. Having drank 4 versions of this back to back, this one did not scream rye to me. However, id probably place it in the top 2 of the variations I have tried for its nuance and overall well blended character.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 15:35:08 | More by stakem
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sukwonee

Washington

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-04-2014 05:44:55 | More by sukwonee
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-30-2014 18:23:08 | More by DIPAFAN
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dleiner

New York

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-30-2014 00:27:14 | More by dleiner
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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-27-2014 12:37:03 | More by jampics2
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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.