Bois - American Oak Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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4.04/5
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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:
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Added by largadeer on 05-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
175
pDev:
8.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
80
Trade:
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Most recently knocked one of these back at March Madness 2018. Had the first one a few years ago when it first came out, while excellent at both times, I think I slightly preferred the aged one. Pours a hearty chesnut brown color with another lighter shade of brown making up the head, 1/3". Aroma was a familiar anniversary series beer one: boozy cracker jack caramel and toffee booze drizzle.

Taste hit the nose and mouth the same. Hides alcohol well, a delectable old ale, nice older not virgin kind of oak feel, older, more humid style of wood, this one wasn't rocking all that dry wood jazz. Just layered toffee and caramel all night. Mild brown sugar notes. Carbonation soft and appropriate. Excellent bourbon contribution from the barrel. Lots of woody tannin presence. Dug it.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nawpnawp
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber, but when it settles into the cup, it becomes a dark brown. The finger of head sticks around for a good few minutes before it dissipates. Lots of raisin and figs in the nose, as well as a nice caramel backbone. The taste is much of the same. I'm glad this one has been aging for awhile, as the booze is pretty well hidden. The feel is pretty thin; not what I expected.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonna
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Honeybourne
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kristinc
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

less hot and sweet than expected, though the sugar's still very evident, even after a couple of years in the bottle. very rich stuff with lots of strange phenols and tannins.

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Photo of dirtyhalos
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted as part of a horizontal of all 5 Bois treatments.

Surprisingly, this one raises a respectable head. Cherries. Dark fruit. Smooth, raisin, brown sugar.

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Photo of imperialking
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 edition.
Murky brown color with a thin head with short retention.
Predominating sweet aroma of molasses and bourbon. Hints of strawberry jam, caramels, coconut and vanilla.
Sweet flavor with notes of molasses (is there a human limit for it?), bourbon, grape juice, burnt coconut, lemon, oak, toffee, citrusy and herbal hops, figs, prunes, maple and Port Wine. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Full body with appropriate carbonation and a sticky feeling. Alcohol of 15% abv is well disguised.
Quite sweet but also very complex and smooth beer. Definitely you got to sip calmly.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.37/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown amber. Small off-white head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Booze. Caramel. Brown sugar. A little fruity.

Taste - It's much oakier here. Oak throughout. Caramel up front. Not as sweet as I thought. The booze, oak, and oxidation combine to give it a sherry flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy, but not as heavy as I thought. Medium low carbonation,

Overall - Without the bourbon, this isn't as exciting. Still a decent beer, though.

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Bois - American Oak Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 175 ratings