Fuzzy BBLs
Bruery Terreux

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Strong Ale - American
Ranked #47
Ranked #4,291
4.31 | pDev: 5.8%
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
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Notes: In brewing, BBL is the notation for “barrel,” a unit of measurement equal to 31 gallons. This is not to be confused with an oak barrel, which typically holds nearly two BBLs of beer. Still with us? Great. Fuzzy BBLs, then, is a special blend of our bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with our bourbon barrel-aged sour stout, plus an addition of peaches, apricots, vanilla and lactose. Originally brewed for The Bruery 2016 Anniversary Party, this beer was a hit and has consistently been requested to appear in a packaged format by our members.
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another review from the October 2016 flight at the Bruery. Looks like this was 4th.

Darkest brown wouldn't argue if you called it black pour you get with the blending of Black Tuesday, Tart of Darkness and So Happens its Tuesday (+ fruit). The aroma was a little concerning, thought I was getting something off, but at this abv, what I perceived prolly isn't possible. Also noted a substantial quotient of vanilla on the nose too.

Taste was good, wasn't I dunno 'problematic' like the nose was, maybe that is too strong, I think I'll stick with the previously referenced concerning. All the mixture of stone fruit, bourbon, oak and a mild (for Bruery) presence of sour to push along what I didn't notice in the mouthfeel was a super strong abv. Lot of lactose and vanilla to push this across the finish line without having an alcohol burn to it. Milder amounts of fruit and brown sugar doing the same trick. This beer confounds me a bit. Ultimately, it is a win because it drinks really good. Shit is expensive though.

Nov 21, 2019
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IKR from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2018 Vintage

Appearance: Dark brown with a generous sized beige head that faded fairly quickly to a thin cap. Good looking beer.

Smell: Fruity peach notes and Bourbon barrel notes. Also a bit of brown sugar.

Taste: Tart peach notes, modest Bourbon, brown sugar, and mild oak notes all come together to produce a tasty flavor profile. The beer has a nice tart profile that is countered by the bal-aging. The beer has a subdued ethanol presence for it's listed ABV. It drinks like it's half it's listed alcohol content.

Mouth-feel: On the heavy side of medium-bodied. No real alcohol heat to speak of.

Overall: Just like Blue BBLs, Fuzzy BBL is a tasty beer who's unique makeup results in a tasty treat. This is one beer that needs to be re-brewed, hint hint!

Jan 22, 2019
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a black beer topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger of light tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of some nice stone fruit notes with some acidity, bourbon barrel goodness, and some chocolatey notes. Really impressive amount of peach on the nose.
T: Taste is huge peach flavor up front followed by some nice tartness. Really great bourbon barrel character with some oak, caramel and vanilla followed by some molasses and chocolate with a little coffee before the peaches come in for another round. On the finish this one is slightly tart and a little boozy with more chocolate, peaches, vanilla, caramel, and some slight hints of funk.
M: This beer is fairly full bodied but not overly so. The feel on the palate is slightly silky as well. Carbonation is plenty for the style while the beer has a drying finish from the acidity and ABV.
O: Overall this beer is awesome. It has some great flavors and some really nice complexity. the fruit adds a really nice dimension to the beer and I love a good high ABV beer with a little tartness. This is definitely a win in my book and well worth a try.

Dec 15, 2018
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 1-liter growler
Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip glass
From: Beer Advocate’s heresy22
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received on Oct. 29, 2016
Consumed: Oct. 29, 2016
Reviewed as: American Strong Ale
Misc.: Growled Oct. 29, 2016; 11.3 pct. ABV on the growler

Thanks, Chris!

Got the privilege of getting to try this after Chris picked up a growler for me. Pretty stoked to try it as the Untappd description reads that it is a “blend of Black Tuesday, Tart of Darkness and So Happens It’s Tuesday with peaches, apricots, vanilla and lactose.” Enjoyed “Blue BBLs” back when I tried it in September and hoping for something even better. Went with a double stout then and will do the same here.

Poured a medium-to-dark/light black-brown color with one finger of dark tan head, which thinned out immediately. Tried not to knock it too much as it was in the car from Placentia to Santee and then to La Mesa. Minimal wet lacing. Terrible retention. (Sight - 2.50)

Smelled a lot of different whiffs on the nose, getting in order peach, apricot, vanilla, nectarine, pear, buttery soapy bourbon, cheese, orange marmalade, hints of purple grape, light toffee, sugary caramel, late notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, chocolate syrup and a touch of sweet merlot red wine. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste was better than the nose. Those peach, apricot and nectarine are still leading the way, but more genuine than the smell. Getting that oaky bourbon as well. Also vanilla, lactose and cheese, sugary caramel, grapes, orange marmalade, light milk chocolate and hints of black cherries. Not tasting anything like 11.3 pct. ABV. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long slightly warming finish. (Feel - 4.25)

This one grew on me. Those peaches, apricots and nectarines really work with the light imperial lactose side of this. (Overall - 4.25)

4.03 | 90 | A-

Nov 10, 2016
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Furlinator from California

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bruery 8th Anniversary celebration on 05/14 /16.

Bourbon soaked chocolate covered peaches and apricots... in a very good way. Outstanding.

May 16, 2016
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 34 ratings