jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
HMOG 2014 donation. A little much on the alcohol still. Definitely needed to split this with someone and thanks to HMOG for giving me the venue to do that. A little spice on the finish not before a an alcohol burn though. Soy sauce in the aroma. Red fruit plum and soy sauce again in the flavor.
Cybercat (3225) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy chocolate brown that goes from light at the top to nearly sable at the bottom. Sour fruit dominates the tempting aroma. Flavor is fruity, sour but not mouth-puckering, yeasty with a malty underpinning. Smooth texture is firm though not too fizzy. Another good one at the HMOG!
Bule (705) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle pours a clear brown color. Bourbon flavors are so smooth and blend in with the malty sweetness. Great cigar beer.
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is great. Pours a sherry color with strong vinous aromas... Very sherry like. Flavors are sweet with some tang and strong liquore like flavor.
Concealer (738) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at hop and pie. Cloudy reddish plum with a small amber head that does not last. Aromas of dark fruit, plum, raisin, caramel, and bourbon. Flavor is the same with a warming finish. Medium bodied, smooth. Lingering dark fruit and bourbon.
Scopey (6311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruet vs Bois at Bruce’s Birthday Bozze-Fest. They pour deep ruby-brown with a small beige head. The nose is woody, must, leather armchair, vanilla, bourbon and brown bread. The taste is wood, leather, raisin, orange peel, bourbon, vanilla, grape skin, vinous, candy, booze, leather, earth and fig with warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Overall the bois is fruitier, jammy and more vinous. Pretty big, intense stuff either way. Solid, but pretty heavy duty stuff.
Sarapeaches1990 (12) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great gift for the big brew bachelorette party. Almost like a Porto sangria carbonated blende of goodness. Again only one bottled poured. So just got a sipper. But great stingy raisin flavor great balance, light on fizzy. But such a stupendous flavor for what was offered. If I had the fullb750 I’d bev burnt toast. This type of brew will get the Venus from woman and the men from mars to hook it up!
AirForceHops (2986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Reserve Society gold wax top. Dark dirty brown pour without any head. Nose is molasses, figs, toffee and bourbon nuance. Flavor is rich and complex. Port wine hints mixed with toffee, bourbon vanilla, oak barrel, dark fruit hints and levels of bourbon goodness. The heat is mild even at 15%. The warming sensation after the sip is very light and sensual. This beer will age beautiful. Borderline sweet right now but it’s not cloying. it is completely fantastic right now. The depth of flavor is awesome.
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of Bois and bottle of Fruet cheers to Bruce and Paul for Bruce’s birthday bash at CBC Islington. Nose is sooooo sweet - think stewed raisins, toffee, fudgy caramel, woody, vanilla beans, huge liquorice and brown sugar. In your face sweet as you would expect from Bruery. Works well enough. Tastes quit woody and vanilla forward, loads of creamy lactose, stewed dates/raisins, choc full of dark fruits. Some nice tarty berries seem present in the Bois. I found both of them had an odd vinous kick which worked very nicely. Tasty but very sweet stuff
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce and Paul for sharing at Bruce’s Birthday Bash (a Fruit and a Bois), CBC Islington 07/02/14. I went for the bottle named after me !
Murky mahogony brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is toffee, dark malts, spice, pitted fruits, tarte tangy fruit aromas, earthy cocoa.
Taste comprises rich toffee fudge, dark fruits, light bourbon, Xmas cake, touch of booze, chocolate notes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light booze coated finale.
Decent stuff, very easy drinking affair for the ABV!