From Placentia California’s The Bruery comes the “Bois Anno 2013″ a Bourbon Barrel Aged that has been cellared for 2 years. The beer pours a very dark ruby red with a brownish head. The aroma consists of molasus, syrup, dark fruits, brown sugar, anise and some bourbon. The flavour is of brown sugar, molasus, dark fruits, anise, oak, bourbon and some alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at a whopping 15%! I had a sample of this beer fresh two years ago and saw potential but it was quite harsh. After two years this beer has seriously mellowed out and is tasting amazing!
Commercial Description: The traditional fifth anniversary gift is something made of wood, or “Bois” in French. Bois is our fifth anniversary ale, loosely brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method. A portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with age. Layered with complex flavors of dark fruit,vanilla, oak, and burnt sugar, Bois is a robust ale, surely the perfect beer to mark this major milestone.