The Bruery Papier - Brandy Barrel

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
Our 1st Anniversary beer. 100% Brandy Barrel Aged and wax dipped in red wax.

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koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Jake’s house on May 20. 750 mL bottle as Brandy Barrel Bois. The pour on this thing is a nice dark coppery brown with a thin layer of khaki colored head that vanishes quickly without any lace left behind. The aroma is fantastic. There is a lot of sweet caramel and a lot of brandy. There is a bit of booziness behind it and a light oak barrel, but the brandy and the caramel really balance each other out. It’s definitely sweet and boozy though. The flavor is just what you’d expect. It’s a brandy and caramel bomb with a ton of alcohol and a lot of sweetness. It’s got a light dark fruitiness happening and a nice toffee and balance toward the back end. The finish is a little sharp, and that’s about my only knock. The mouth feel is thick and velvety with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet dark fruit and caramel alcohol balance with a nice oak on the back end. This is an excellent beer!

Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Poured a dark orange color with pretty much no head. Aroma was of lots of booze, caramel, brandy. Flavor similar, prettystandard sweet but not to the point of death like some others.

Bule (2255) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
750ml bottle of Bois from 2013. Pours a dark brown color with a lot of frothy head. Sweet aroma. Sweet Brandy flavor. The malt has mellowed. Delicious.

Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
Very red wine-brandy. Some malting in the back. Reddish tinge. Above average mouthfeel.

jhamp9 (1962) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Lightly hazy brown pour with beige. Aroma is brown sugar, dates, wood, and brandy. Taste follows and is on the sweet side. A little alcohol warmth. Slick full body. Very good.

zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2016 Bottle, Bios. Pours reddish brown, with a tan head. Aroma is brandy, caramel, fruit, and malt. Flavor is brandy, caramel, fruit, toffee, malt, and some alcohol, although not as much as I expected. Heavy, sweet, and lasting finish. A nice all afternoon/evening sipper.

ICEatALAMO (1353) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a hazy amber. The aroma is sweet toffee and subtle brandy notes. The taste is very sweet, dark fruits including plums, raisins, and some toffee notes. The brandy adds to it for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): La clarté de la pomme flambée se marie bien aux sucres pesants et riche de la Bois. Ce n’est pas la plus facile d’approche mais ça reste agréable,

djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bois Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong brandy, wood, dark fruit. Thick mouth, sweet malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, nice brandy presence, really enjoyed this one, favorite of the bois beers.

BuckeyeBoy (8473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel pours out brown topped with a small ring of a head. Nose is sweet as can be brown sugar maple syrup brandy barrel notes booze vanilla caramel toffee and every other sweet you can name. Taste is lots of sweetness dominates the entire beer brown sugar toffee caramel vanilla brandy and a nice thick mouth feel. I like this one.

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