tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a (2014-805) Thanks to PriorL and Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!
Clear red brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: banana, some chlorine, sweet, sugary, bit of apples. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet and sugary, sourish, alcohol, green apples. Aftertaste: alcohol, bit sour, sugary, caramel, aged, bitter touch, apple skin, some vanilla, alcohol.
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite of the new varieties, ever so slightly, for the simple reason that the charred oak cuts through juuuuust a little bit of the sweetness that is very close to over prevelant in these beers. They’re all great, this was fantastic.
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Natifest ’14. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a standout beer.
cernjoh (120) - Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Drinking the brandy barrel aged version and I find this beer outstanding. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla. Appearance is a dark brown allowing no light to pass through with a nice 2 finger tan head that hangs around a bit. Taste is everything in the aroma with the sweetness of the caramel and dark fruits. Palate is just the right viscosity for this type of big beer with perfect carbonation. I have had the other barrel ahed versions of Bois and I find this to be the most enjoyable. I hope you have the opportunity to try thid beer. Cheers!
JStax (2974) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06 at Natifest. Pours a clear copper with no head. The aroma is big caramel and old cheese. The taste is big sweetness and woody notes. Fairly complex. Not really my thing though.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/02/2014: Bruery Sucre (New American Oak)... Well, I have the privilege of tasting 3 different versions of this side by side, so I’m going to record my notes for all and copy and paste them as appropriate... All are fairly sweet and malty. The regular (bourbon) one is a bit syrupy and VERY malty and sweet. The bourbon cuts through, but it’s a bit like sweet and on sweet and not much else. The Tequila one is definitely distinct. Agave in the nose hits first, followed by the same in the flavor, but that’s not a bad thing. It actually helps take some of the sweetness out, but introduces that distinct dry agave/tequila flavor that I don’t necessarily dig that much. So, that leaves the New American Oak... It too is sweet, but there is a unique smokiness about that it that I particularly like which is odd considering that I don’t think this one was aged on charred wood. Regardless, the sweetness is cut a bit and that’s good in my book. It’s also a bit less thick and heavy. That seems to work with this beer. Overall, I think I like them in this order: New American Oak, Tequila, Bourbon (too sweet).
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle tasted at Natifest. Labeled as Bruery Sucre American Oak. Mostly hazy dark red color. Thin off-white head, good retention. Leaves decent bits of lasce. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish with the alcohol, but light slick texture overall. Kind of hot, a bit hotter than the Tequila Sucre I tried just prior. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Dark fruit in the aroma, tannin, woody notes, moderate spice. Decent stuff to try, but doesn’t really work that well for me as a whole.
b3shine (5344) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to taster at NatiFest (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a hazy amberish brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells semi-sweet and malty with LOADS of oak. Tastes like it smells with some dark fruit as well. Smooth on the palate, but the dark fruit presence is a bit dominant and disruptive. Still, enjoyable.
AndyReynolds (880) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty damn good. I little interesting, but good. Sometimes I like to hide from my dogs and jump out to scare them, it’s silly.
Chudwick (2108) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to Tmoney99 I think. Nose is oak caramel. Sucré means sweet so it is. Complex.