Bois - American Oak Barrel - The Bruery
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3.94/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I appreciate Stakem sharing this with me, enjoyed in a small tulip.
the color is dark brown with light haze and visibly carbonated with light ring of beads but no head. The smell has a big wood aroma -dry toast scent with light charred odor and slight malt sweetness with mild raisin odor. The feel is very good, full vinous and tannic with medium carbonation and slight woody tannin througout with drying alcohol in the finish.
The taste is interesting with wod playing a big part up front and malt with light toasted flavor following and caramel from the malt is nice with mild woody tannic taste and lots of alcohol giving the flavor a drying effect as it finishes. The wood is strong yet still doesn't hinder the flavor of the base it does not necessarily blend well though. Overall I enjoyed this -not as good as rye or bourbon but nice wood flavor, pretty awesome consider the strength. This is a lot better than most that utilize raw wood.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2014 14:57:04 | More by Slatetank
3.63/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle pours a mahogany color that is clouded with a fairly firm tan cap. It displays a head more prominent than the other versions and a swirl reinforces the visuals with legs of alcohol that stick and fade down the sidew of the glass.
The aroma of this varient is similar to that of cinnamon toothpicks. It is raw and woody with a bit of raisony appeal and a solid booze inclusion. The raw oak comes off quite tannic and too spicy in my opinion.
The taste reinforces the raw oak and tannic feel of the virgin barrel. Notes of cinnamon spice are prevalent before the onset of booze. Like the aroma, this one is raisony with a tangy finish before going back to the raw/harsh oakiness.
This is a medium bodied brew with relatively light carbonation but in comparison to the other treatments it has slightly more life in the feel. It was very distinct with its raw oaky feel and paired well as a basis of comparison verse 3 other treatments. Overall this was not as bad as I was expecting it to be (I normally dislike raw barrel character.) Having said that, it still was my least favorite of the 4 iterations sampled.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 14:55:18 | More by stakem
Bois - American Oak Barrel from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.