Brandy Chaos | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jerz on 02-23-2010

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken during Bootlegger's 3rd Anniversary Party last weekend.

A: Pours deep amber with a faint white head.

N: Nuts dominate with pecans, walnuts and toasted almonds. Sweetness.

T: Complex mix of oaky wood and vanilla play off dark, booze-soaked fruit.

M: Rich complexion, mildly sweet, faint heat on the finish.

O: Mellower and smoother than the bourbon version. Drinking very well right now after 30 months in the barrel. Well done.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bootlegger's

A: The pour is a lightly hazed dark amber color with a thin white head.

S: This is a lot more balanced than the bourbon version. While the brandy is noticeable, the barrel character is a lot more subtle and provides some vanilla and oak while still allowing some of the fruit to come through.

T: Like the bourbon aged one, the base of Golden Chaos comes through very nicely, while still exhibiting some good vanilla and oak. There's some excellent pear flavor along with a very slightly tart apple flavor which is surprising but very nice.

M: The body is medium to full with a moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish.

D: I was really pleasantly surprised by this beer. I found the fruit and lightly tart flavors to be a very nice compliment to the brandy and barrel contributions.

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Brandy Chaos from Bootlegger's Brewery
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