VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml "Bois" bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a ruby reddish dark amber with a resilient beige head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, vinegar. Flavor is cough syrup, prune, red berries. Finish is very boozey, some burnt caramel. Medium to strong body, sticky as hell mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
Travlr (11981) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber brown color. Aroma of sweet boozy caramel and vanilla. Taste is very boozy, very sweet butterscotch. Sweet.
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Murky singed-caramel pour with a quickly dissipating head. The nose is too restrained at first, but after warming a bit, notes of caramel and brandy begin to shine. Full-bodied and oily with dancing carbonation. The flavor is a whirlpool of rich caramel, toasted malts, brandy and oak-driven tanginess. Finishes hearty, bittersweet and nourishing. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
slowrunner77 (3821) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brandy Bois: Everyone had a favorite with the 2013 varieties. This was it for a couple of them, and I can see it. It was a little boozier than the naked american oak, but man, the brandy aroma and flavor blended nicely with the base beer. Best nose of the lot.
GenDV138 (1370) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle of Brandy Bois at the DC Local Tasting. Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of brandy, dark fruit, chocolate. Tastes of brandy, dark fruit, raisins, booze, light chocolate. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (4027) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of syrupy caramel aroma here., like with most of this line of beers. Mahogany pour with ok head and lacing. Lots of booze. Sweet finish. Bottle shared by someone at tasting.
nimbleprop (4896) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml bottle of Brandy Bois pours a clear, caramel amber with some clumpy, tan head. Nose has a ton of booze, apples, candy, some bubblegum. Flavor is sweet, tart, loads of raisin, caramel, candy, booze, spice. Some pepper too. Full bodied, sticky finish. Why?
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours clear amber with zero head. The nose is malt, sweet brandy, brown sugar and molasses. The taste is molasses, burnt caramel, dark fruits and super sweet brandy. Medium mouthfeel on the flatter side. Hot and sweet but tasty. 4.0
JorisPPattyn (7940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled as Bois Brandy barrel aged Small rim, over deep brown-red beer. Chocolate, pinewood, and faintly to clear alcohol. Sweet, praliné with alcohol enhancement. Actually too sweet, but there is something lurking as sourish chocolate. Alcoholburn, long fiery aftertaste, viscous. Too agressive for my liking - "harsh sweetness" is what the tasting group suggests.
77ships (4031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to Christian! Tasted as “The Bruery Bois (Brandy Barrel)” side by side: 5 version of Bois: Bourbon BA, Brandy BA, French Oak BA, New American Oak BA & Rye Whiskey BA. Pours hazy reddish brown with spare light brown head only on the sides, same look all five. Taste is similar to Bourbon BA & New American Oak BA but there is more bitter oak here which makes the beer a bit less homogenous than Bourbon or New American Oak and less preferable to me, still very nice. Taste is similar, very sweet, toffee, bubble gum, cereal, very thick brown sugar, caramel, toffee, vanilla, fruits, molasses, dough, the light bitter oak in the back. Thick, sugary, soft carbonation.