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Bois - American Oak Barrel - The Bruery

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 32
Gots: 80 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: largadeer on 05-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 156 | Reviews: 19
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 edition.
Murky brown color with a thin head with short retention.
Predominating sweet aroma of molasses and bourbon. Hints of strawberry jam, caramels, coconut and vanilla.
Sweet flavor with notes of molasses (is there a human limit for it?), bourbon, grape juice, burnt coconut, lemon, oak, toffee, citrusy and herbal hops, figs, prunes, maple and Port Wine. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Full body with appropriate carbonation and a sticky feeling. Alcohol of 15% abv is well disguised.
Quite sweet but also very complex and smooth beer. Definitely you got to sip calmly.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.37/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown amber. Small off-white head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Booze. Caramel. Brown sugar. A little fruity.

Taste - It's much oakier here. Oak throughout. Caramel up front. Not as sweet as I thought. The booze, oak, and oxidation combine to give it a sherry flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy, but not as heavy as I thought. Medium low carbonation,

Overall - Without the bourbon, this isn't as exciting. Still a decent beer, though.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

A: pours a deep brown into a DFH snifter topped bu a nfinger and a half of dense light tan head that retains well and leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of vanilla, caramel, booze, stone fruit and toffee
T: taste is a little wood, caramel, vanilla, alcohol, fruitiness, a little more wood, and toffee. swallow is a little alcohol, caramel, vanilla, toffee and a little more wood with a lingering sweet stone fruit
M: thick and a little chewy with soft carbonation and a drying finish
O: big, boozy and complex with good flavors but not a lot of heat or burn. Another great beer from The Bruery.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.56/5  rDev -36.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

A beer lacking the barrel character of the whiskey/bourbon barrel aged brew that is more available.

There's a woody midpalate that offers "bright" flavors of oak. Not much vanilla. Hugely sweet of caramel and toffee throughout with good complexities.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Bois - American Oak Barrel from The Bruery
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