Papier - Rye Whiskey-Barrel | The Bruery

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4.43/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Overlord on 06-24-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
47
pDev:
9.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Bruery just celebrated their 10th anniversary so I figured it was time to bust these old gems out. Drank along side the other 2 100% BA Papier versions.

Bottle into a snifter appears brown in color with a couple big bubbles of carbonation that quickly fade.

Aroma is earthen with tobacco/leather, but has a strong vanilla sweetness about it before getting mildly fruity with caramel too.

Taste is boozy, slightly fruity like raison with an oaked aspect tasting of coconut. Earthen across the aftertaste with plenty of solvent alcohol and neutral oak/woody flavors that meld to hints of chocolate.

Full bodied, very light on the carbonation. A very enjoyable sipper that has tons of booze and depth. This is an almost 10 year old beer and it truly is not even showing its age. Magnificent.
This differs quite a bit from the brandy and bourbon BA versions in that it has the alcohol masked the best and also has significantly more barrel character than the other two. Id drink the hell out of this but man there cannot be many left considering how limited this was even back when it was released.

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4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to nerd for breaking out all 3 BA Papier's!

Pours a muddled brown color, pretty much flat, some bubbles here and there. Nose is smooth whiskey and lots of sweetness in the form of burnt sugars, caramel, molasses. Flavor is a perfect mix of booze & sweetness. As with the nose, the flavor is all smooth whiskey and burnt sugars, caramel, oak, and vanilla. Medium body, light carbonation, sweet finish.

This basically drinks like a mix between a port & straight booze, similar to Utopias. This is my favorite variant of the three, and I'd love to have this one again. Something to really sip on over a long period of time and enjoy. Excellent stuff!

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Papier - Rye Whiskey-Barrel from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 47 ratings