Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel - The Bruery

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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 6.85%
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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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.