johnnnniee (2446) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
fletchfighters (1133) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. As Bois. The barrel aged versions of this beer are getting more and more balsamicy. Liquid diabetes.
markextrae (1287) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Crabbapple Bottle share. big boozy, aggressive, lots of caramel, toffee, booze & brandy
VT (1666) - 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 (13196) - 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 (9490) - 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 (6083) - 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 (1768) - 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.