Bois - Rye Whiskey 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 HopHead84 on 05-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
247
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
7.13%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
107
For Trade:
16
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Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a medium off-white head. Aroma of loads of caramelized malt with some brown sugar notes and some dry fruits with light liquor notes also noticeable. Taste is mix between some caramelized sugar notes with some brown sugar, vanilla and dry raisins notes. Whiskey and vanilla notes are also easily identifiable. Body is quite full with medium carbonation and light warming alcohol notes are noticeable. Big beer for sure with probably too much residual sugars but somehow I found it very enjoyable in small serving.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split with rudzud and threelions. Finally got this beast to the table.

Pours a crazy nice foamy fluffy 1 finger head, leaves messy lacing in the slow fade, nice legs, super dark murky brown color almost black.

Nose is phenomenal, so much awesome malts, aged big dark malts, creamy brown malts, sweety candy and sugar, molasses, brown sugar, etc. Nice barrel and whisky notes, even little rye, nice vanilla and oak barrel, hint raisin and candied fruit, caramel fluffy nougat, very nice soft aged malt.

Taste is ridiculous, amazing malts, soft aged old ale malts, sweet candy bit awesome, sweet syrupy brown sugar molasses, toffee, etc, but all aged nicely, coffee syrup, little roast and toffee, very mild booze notes, hint cocoa. Then barrel, toasty vanilla oak, mild whisky but hard to tell rye, even a little nutty. Chewy nougat too. Finish is sweet syrupy, chewy malts, great barrel rounding, nice whisky, good aged soft malt, very tasty.

Mouth is super heavy bod, nice carb, very little booze.

Overall awesome!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I appreciated that Stakem shared this with me, enjoyed chilled from a taster glass.

The color is dark murky brown with thin very light beige head with tiny bead no lace sticks. The smell is mostly dark sugar caramel and light yeast ester with dried fruit however the rye barrel does impart a nice earthy woody and slight boozy aroma. The feel is full with moderately low carbonation yet not really a cloying sweetness-just has the dark malt and toffee sweetness with a drying alcohol in the finish.

The flavor is great, lots of malt complexity with the yeast adding depth with some caramel and woody flavor in the middle and light vanilla with some gentle alcohol and raisin-like flavor in the finish. The barrel is nice and is well blended with the base I think it does not taste hot, alhouth you can taste the alcohol it is not over the top. Overall a great Old ale and the barrel aging enhances this-So thankful for the opportunity to try it, thanks Adam.

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Bois - Rye Whiskey Barrel from The Bruery
4.35 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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