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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel - The Bruery

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.83%
Wants: 81
Gots: 106 | 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%

zestar, Jun 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours the same as the other variants. Murky mahogany color with a large off-white head that goes down rather quickly. Scent is slightly "spicier" than the other variants. The whiskey seems to come through the most out of this version of Boise in my opinion. Sweet, dark fruits and burnt sugar. Tons of vanilla and oak. Peanut brittle and toffee, with some very smooth whiskey aromas. This one is a whiskey bomb, but not in a boozy way. Taste is sweet whiskey up front...it easily shows the rye characteristics moments after it touches your tongue. Spicy rye and bread-like flavors, immediately followed by a malt bomb and tons of dark fruits. Cherries, plums, dates, raisins, and dark chocolate. Very complex. For me, this is the most complex of all the Boise variants. Finishes with more barrel, vanilla, and the perfect amount of whiskey booziness. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and a little bit sticky. Drinkability is high, considering how tasty this beer is. Overall, this is my favorite Boise. I have now tried all of them (still need to rate Brandy from my notes). This one is a top shelf Old Ale with barrel aging at its finest. Will be buying more of this version of Boise for sure.

DovaliHops, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

gueuzegossage, Jun 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

bird22, Jun 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Grant35, Jun 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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

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

raclbc555, May 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

SubpoenaDeuces, May 29, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Bottle into a Bruery snifter.

A: Dark reddish brown with a substantial frothy reddish beige head rising an inch above the liquid. It looks creamy as if sits there for a few minutes.

S: Oak blends with vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and a slightly spicy rye whiskey presence. Alcohol is noticeable but not harsh. Date and raisin are evident.

T: Caramel, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, rye whiskey. Great integration of the flavors. This is good right off the bat. Nicely blended. Date with raisin and prune. Earthy dried fruit with a subtle alcohol presence and a lower moderate level of bitterness. Very sweet throughout.

M: Full body with upper medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel with alcohol warming.

Overall: Very good. I drank the bottle over two days and it tasted great both days.

HopHead84, May 29, 2013
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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.