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The Bruery Papier - Brandy Barrel



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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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Our 1st Anniversary beer. 100% Brandy Barrel Aged and wax dipped in red wax.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2935) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2015
13 Mar 2015, tap at the Bruery. light ruby, clear, no bubbles. nose is alcohol, fruity, nutty, astringent. full body and mildly fizzy. sugary, reminds me of port, nutty, alcohol. nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4732) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle of Bois version. Clear amber pour, with a small caramel colored head. Sweet, toffee, brandy, oak, sugar, stinging booze, port, and red fruit. Nice sipping beer, not for everyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4045) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours murky brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is raisins, plums, bready and cookie malts, brandy and vanilla. Flavor is super smooth hiding the alcohol well with tons of dark fruit notes, thick malt profile, and some barrel character. Full body and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
750ml, waxed bottle (Bois version). Poured a murkey brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, brandy, and woody with some vainlla. Medium alcohol burn in the finihs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1755) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Color is muddy amber with solid head. Aroma of fig, grapes, and plums. Taste is sweet dried fruit, with some grape oak and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (974) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Poured from a 750 ml bottle of Bois. Aroma is similar to the other Bois bottles, but with more dried fruit and grapes and a less roast forward malt profile. The fruitier aroma allows the alcohol to show through more than in the whiskey versions. Pours a murky reddish brown with a moderately sized, medium thick, tan head that recedes to a thin film that lingers across the glass. Light leaving and moderately long legs. Flavor is also similar, but I think the added fruitiness actually works better than the more malty whiskey versions. Moderate brandy notes. Seems a bit sweeter. Mouthfeel is the same as the others. Overall, a nice beer with a good brandy character. Lots of fruitiness and a bit sweeter than the others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2657) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle received in trade from TexIndy, thanks for the opportunity! Shared with a few folks sitting around a campfire at Rob’s Huge oak and brown sugar with lots of fruit and a touch of warming alcohol. Not much of the spirit left, but a great beer to sip with friends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1190) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
750 ML bottle Dark, murky brown color. Thin, light tan collar that leaves thin lacing. Sticky ABV legs. Nose is highly fortified. Sweet brandy, dark fruits, date, lots of brown sugar, and subtle oak and chocolate. Lots of alcohol. Taste is pretty much the same but a lot more heat and spice. Big body, sticky sweet, lots of booze. Interesting but needs more time to mellow out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8500) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
750ml bottle. As Bois. The barrel aged versions of this beer are getting more and more balsamicy. Liquid diabetes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1492) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
shared bottle by a friend as bois brandy barrel aged. poured a murky brown colour with no head. lot’s of caramel, toffee, apples, red fruits, oak, port, brandy, sweet nutty mouthfeel, sweet sugar, alcohol heat, pretty good, realy makes me looking out for other BA versions

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