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Bois - American Oak Barrel - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 35
Gots: 71 | FT: 14
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: largadeer on 05-29-2013)
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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.

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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.

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Bois - American Oak Barrel from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.