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The Bruery Papier - Brandy Barrel

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Old Ale
Placentia, California USA


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Bois Brandy BA at The Bruery tasting room. Medium brown with a small beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, Brandy, dates, plum. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a fruity finish and a little burn as it goes down. Taste is Brandy, brown sugar, dates, plums.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4099) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and brandy. Taste is dark fruit, brandy, malt, and caramel. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4801) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Bottled @ Zeebra2. 5cl sample. The aroma has apple syrup, caramel, biscuitalcohol, raisin, cookie, biscuit, slightly alcoholic. Hazy, brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter with caramel, siruppy sweetness. Some carbonation. Medium-full bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (656) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bois version from a year and a half ago. Probably my favorite version to-date. Tastes almost like a cordial more than a beer since the Anniversary melds so well with the Brandy notes. The spirit notes are really strong, which provides an excellent compliment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3042) - 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 (4813) - 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 (4130) - 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 (9618) - 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 (1782) - 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 (1091) - 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.

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