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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel - The Bruery

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.09%
Wants: 79
Gots: 105 | FT: 17
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.

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Photo of cbutova
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gotta thanks my buddy Chris for sharing this lavishly priced bottle. Reviewed from notes taken last night. Had the Bourbon version on-tap just the night before.

A- Split between four tulip glasses from the 750ml bottle, dark brown bodied with some red around the edges. Tiny frothy white head falls pretty fast to a fine-bubbled ring and leaves some tiny spots of lace here and there.

S- Super caramel sweet old ale dessert, pretty much just like the Bourbon version but maybe a bit less whiskey barrel influence. Huge dark brown sugars, caramel, dark fruits like raisin, figs, cherry. Smells sweet but no alcohol comes into play. Smooth oak and vanilla as well as some whiskey from the barrels.

T- Super caramel and dark fruit influence, just a pure Old Ale feel. Figs, raisins, prunes and the like are massive. Pretty damn sweet, not quite at the Black Tuesday level but the syrupy feel reminds me of that. Whiskey is smoother and not quite as pronounced as the Bourbon version. Nice vanilla and oak comes into play with a decent amount of cocoa hints from the malts and possibly the blending process?

MF- Super oily thick body with a moderate carbonation. Just super silky and syrupy texture overall. Some alcohol heat but the ABV is hidden very nicely.

Not quite as much whiskey feel for me as the regular version but very similar nonetheless. Just loving the super caramel and dark fruit Old Ale feel that this beer brings to the table. Sweet and heavy but a great slow sipper.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of IKR
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Dope
3.97/5  rDev -9.2%
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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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.