Bois - Brandy Barrel | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SubpoenaDeuces on 05-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
261
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
7.57%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
104
For Trade:
15
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

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3.2/5  rDev -26.6%

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3.21/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Disgustingly sweet. Too hot with brandy. Tangy in a bad way.

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3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.51/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Deep brown with a surprisingly large head. Thick khaki collar.

Smell - Brandy is strong. Apple aroma. Caramel and booze.

Taste - And it's just like smell. Sweet, brandy liquor flavor. Caramel. Boozy. Rich.

Mouthfeel - Boozy as hell. Sweet and diabetic.

Overall - I'm always a sucker for these beers. Very sweet and I don't love the brandy barrel, though.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

From a bottle, pours a dark mahogany brown with ruby red hues; decent head with good retention.

Nose is sweet, molasses, sugar, with some citrus notes and of course, lots of brandy and oak. It smells like this is another booze bomb from The Bruery. The flavors are sweet, candied green apples, brandy and oak notes, dark fruit, a little cocoa. It's warm down the throat, still way too boozy for me at 15%. If it dried out a little, it would be delicious.

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- 4oz. pour from 750mL bottle into tasting glass @ the tasting room (Placentia, CA) on 20-Feb-15

Too sweet, cloying. Also a bit undercarbed. Wish I tried this fresh because I'm guessing its downhill from here, due to the reviews I've read. I'm conflicted about given this a rating because of this.

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3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Three years' aged. armen's bottle. Brandy wine character over all. Malt in finish. Alcohol well hidden Reddish tinge. Smooth mouthfeel.

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3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Bois - Brandy Barrel from The Bruery
4.36 out of 5 based on 261 ratings.
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