gunnfryd (9326) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at TSODRSG 13. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oak, wood, rye. Flavour is malt, caramel, oak, wood, rye, alcohol, dried fruits, whiskey. Very nice beer.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium brown, soapy creamy tan head. Nose of lightly spicy rye whiskey, rich date, caramel, graham cracker, rum soaked raisins. Taste of alcohol, caramel, dates, whiskey, raisins, lightly spicy especially in the finish. Creamy medium thick body.
bytemesis (2150) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bois version (2013) with thanks to Felipe. Pours hazy chestnut with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma is very sugary and malty, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, with just a bit of whiskey. Flavor is sweet with some rye present, light woody notes and astringence and little bitterness. As it warms up it becomes more comples with oak and vanilla notes. Medium body, a bit hot, but considering the ABV it is remarkably restrained. All in all a helluva beer.
barn0216 (305) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 Bois aged in rye. Burnt caramel brown color, not much foam but it keeps a thin layer permanently. Almond, nutty, a little alcohol, wood. Similar flavor profile, a bit more peanut brittle for lack of a better phrase. Warm but very understated for 15 abv. Just good, hard to explain why it is so enjoyable. It just is.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mattís with friends. Pour is murky brown with a small cream colored head and decent lacing. Coconut, whiskey, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, and figgy aroma. Taste is big raisins, figs, toffee, caramel, coconut, earthy, and roasty with a light alcoholic burn on the finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Another good one.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, Bois version, dark brownish red pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of chocolate, dark fruit, lots of spice, hints of lots of oak, dark chocolate, lots of molasses, finishing bitter, sweet, slight earth.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Mattís house from our Reserve Society membership. Pours a bit hazy reddish appearance with a thin tan head. Somewhat oxidized, caramel, spicy whiskey, apple, plum aroma. Pretty tasty, chocolate, caramel, slightly boozy, woody, vanilla flavor. I like this better than the Oak Bois but not as good as the bourbon version.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of Bois aged in Rye shared at Daveís wedding. Aroma is liquid Heath bar. Chocolate, toffee, and a hint of molasses. Pours murky ugly brown with an ugly root beer float head. Taste is very nice with chocolate, toffee, tootsie roll, tobacco, and caramel. This was a great treatment. Still has an unsettling tobacco tartness up front but Iím sure this will mellow.
DesertDevil (326) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750-ml bottle (2013 Bois). Pours a dark copper with a filmy head. Aroma of sweet, syrupy rye whiskey, toffee, heavy oak tones, and brown sugar. Perfect smooth blend of rye, caramel malt, cinnamon, brown sugar, with a dry oak finish on the taste. Slight heat, but not as much as the other spirit-aged versions. My favorite Bois; this needs no more aging, itís ready now.
hallinghansen (1684) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade from Sean9689, thanks buddy. Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2013. Medium brown body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is malt, hops, dark fruit like raisins, plums, dates, oak. Flavour is sweet, dark fruit, alcohol, oak, whiskey.