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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 81
Gots: 108 | FT: 16
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.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-29-2013)
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3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double layer of wax extremely annoying to get off. Finally get the cap off and it gushes everywhere. GRRR.

A: A really dark brown pour. Smallish tan head that fizzes out fast. Decent retention but zero lacing.

S: Big super sweet caramel and molasses notes. Toffee too. Mild raisin. Rye presence isn't strong but you get a decent whiff when you swirl it. Boozy sting.

T: Huge monsterously sweet caramel, molasses and toffee. Extremely sweet. Rye is more noticeable here, providing a very strong sharp rye whiskey note. Mild dark fruits in the middle. Big big beer, huge booziness and stinging alcohol in the aftertaste. Warms the belly immediately.

M: Heavy, cloyingly sweet.

O: Well, I wasn't a fan of the bourbon version even though I loved Cuir and Fruet. Too harsh and too sweet. I like this better than the bourbon version however. The bourbon made this beer even more sweet, this one is attempting to balance with the spicy rye whiskey bite. It's still very sweet and super boozy. I think it could benefit from some age on it. Except there's no way I'm dropping the mega $$ on this one again for an experiment. Alas.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a medium off-white head. Aroma of loads of caramelized malt with some brown sugar notes and some dry fruits with light liquor notes also noticeable. Taste is mix between some caramelized sugar notes with some brown sugar, vanilla and dry raisins notes. Whiskey and vanilla notes are also easily identifiable. Body is quite full with medium carbonation and light warming alcohol notes are noticeable. Big beer for sure with probably too much residual sugars but somehow I found it very enjoyable in small serving.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.