Bois Fumé | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This rustic beer is the result of barrel aging a blend of our Anniversary, English-style old ale, with Smoking Wood, an imperial smoked rye porter. Bois Fumé, meaning 'Smoking Wood' in French, is pleasantly sweet with a dry, peaty finish.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
254
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
70
Trade:
11
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. Medium khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Lots of bourbon and oak. Light smoke. More brown sugar and caramel.

Taste - Some chocolate that quickly turns to caramel and brown sugar. Some light smokiness with the chocolate. Bourbon gets stronger and wood becomes even more dominant. Astringent and boozy as hell.

Mouthfeel - Extremely boozy. Very sweet. Rough.

Overall - Way over the top, but it's tasty.

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750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a murky brown color with a thin foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge of the glass

S- sweet aroma up front with notes of caramel, toffee & chocolate, followed by tobacco, leather & buttered rum. Undertones of smoke and peat, along with some oaky barrel notes

T- sweet caramel & toffee up front with notes of chocolate and molasses. The smoky notes kick in mid-palate, providing smoky malt, peat and bourbon barrel notes of oak & vanilla. The finish gives a bit of booze and more caramel and smoke

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O- a nice mix of the sweetness of the olde ale and the smoke of the Smoking Wood, alcohol is hidden pretty well, given the abv

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Bois Fumé from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 254 ratings