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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
97
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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.83%
Wants: 82
Gots: 105 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-29-2013)
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

djrn2, Aug 24, 2013
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zestar, Jun 14, 2013
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acurtis, Aug 24, 2013
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Texasfan549, Jul 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

GRG1313, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

kylehay2004, Jun 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

largadeer, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

SocalKicks, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

nickfl, Jun 16, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

Slatetank, Jun 09, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +4.8%

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!

jlindros, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

oline73, Jul 17, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev -0.2%

From 08/29/13 notes. Have had the normal Bourbon version and the Brandy version in the last few days. 750ml bottle poured into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with a slight reddish tint, with one and a half fingers of medium tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Not as red in color as the brandy version but still looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of bourbon, caramel malts, toffee, sweet dark fruits , oak, toasted malts, wood, molasses, and brown sugar. Very good nose that is not to hot, and the least sweet nose of the three so far. All are similar, which is a good thing.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, whiskey, toffee, sweet dark fruits, raisins, plums, toasted malts, oak, light spice, vanilla, molasses, and sugar. The taste of this one has more sweet dark fruits and whiskey, and it is sweeter and not as hot as bourbon version. I'd say the taste is better than the bourbon version, but not as good as the brandy version.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Body is a little thinner than the bourbon version. Would rank the bodies bourbon, brandy, then rye whiskey. Still good though.

o - Overall another very good variation. I think right now fresh, overall I like Brandy the best, then rye whiskey, then the normal bourbon version. I think the bourbon version is the booziest right now, the brandy has the best taste, and the rye whiskey and brandy mask the booze a little bit better than the bourbon. I expect that over time the bourbon version will reach the same height as the brandy one, and I really like all 3. Next up, American Oak.

mdfb79, Aug 30, 2013
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mendvicdog, Aug 14, 2013
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Rochefort10nh, Jan 02, 2014
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MarkyMOD, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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beernads, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

oriolesfan4, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

InspectorBob, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

stakem, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

drewone, Aug 21, 2013
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duceswild, Aug 14, 2013
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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.