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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

197 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 81
Gots: 107 | FT: 15
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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

kjkinsey, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

nebuchadnezzer, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

bccocx, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

jbogner, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

kscaldef, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

JohnnieNepal, Jun 23, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +5%
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!

jlindros, Jun 22, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros and shared with Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with a one finger head that fades to leave light lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, alcohol hidden well did not smell like 15%. Very nice rye whiskey too!

T - Taste is caramel, vanilla, malty sweetness, awesome rye barrel, molasses, light dark fruit. Heavy rolo, toffee and nice sweet malts. Delicious caramel sweetness and barrel notes.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, to be expected, not that syrupy.

O - Overall this beer was very tasty, great sweetness, awesome barrel notes, good rye, very sweet, delicious.

rudzud, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Chingringo, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

nickfl, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Lovely85, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

kylehay2004, Jun 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

stevefinny, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

IAmHollywood13, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Scottie_A25, Jun 09, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Slatetank, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

aasher, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Evan, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

blkcld, Jun 08, 2014
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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.

stakem, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

sukwonee, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

DIPAFAN, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

dleiner, May 30, 2014
Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.