1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bois - American Oak Barrel - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Bois - American Oak BarrelBois - American Oak Barrel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

152 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 152
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 36
Gots: 78 | 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: largadeer on 05-29-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 152 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Photo of kingjohnh
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of warnerry
4.1/5  rDev +2%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Joe_Mahma
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev +2%

Photo of AlexFields
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of bccocx
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

Photo of matt2591
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Sourpour80
2.56/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of Getalegup
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of dar482
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TechBrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chadwicktorres
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Gregaroo
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of RebornStussy
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of SDRedDevil
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4/5  rDev -0.5%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bois - American Oak Barrel from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.