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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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617 Ratings
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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 75
Gots: 205 | FT: 31
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with beachwood and cherrywood smoked malt, and aged in rye whiskey barrels, Smoking Wood is a delicious demonstration of what wood has to offer when it comes to beer. This imperial smoked porter is brewed with a hefty amount of rye malt, contributing to a full body and light spiciness. Toasty oak, caramel and vanilla flavors balance the smokiness, contributing to an intense yet refined flavor profile.

(Beer added by: phichifiji00 on 11-20-2011)
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
13% ABV, 12/12/13 on neck of bottle.

A - Pitch black, this inky porter pours with a fleeting mocha head that settles to a halo of tight bubbles; not surprising for it's strong alcohol percent.

S - Cold-pressed black coffee and dark chocolate push through the big aroma of peat smoked scotch, oak, and sharp rye whiskey for a boozy but complex nose that begs to be sipped warm and slowly.

T - Surprisingly mellow considering the aroma, the flavor is rich with milk chocolate while subtly hinting at coffee. Spicy rye compliments the beer nicely, helping tone down some of the big sweetness the malts offer while warming whiskey flavors swirl in the finish as suggestions of smoke waft in.

M - Sweet from beginning to end, the robust maltiness is smooth, mellowed out by underlying roasted malt bitterness and warming, thinning alcohol that leaves the perfect dryness on the tongue.

O - The combination of rye malt and it's inherent spiciness and rye whiskey barrel aging works wonderfully in this robust, full-bodied porter, finishing with some smoothness that isn't taxing on the tongue like quite a few of their other bigger beers are. As a whole, Smoking Wood is a fantastic beer but with a name like Smoking Wood, I half expected some heavy smoke. I'm not overly disappointed but I think a stronger smoke profile would be a wonderful addition to the beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 20:29:41 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Smoking wood served in a snifter at Church Key Dc
A:sacloth black dark cocoa with a disappearing brown frothslip
s:cherry sweet candied fig jam Venezuela milk frothed chocolate strong cherry oak resin
T:beautifully crafted candied fig jam smoked beechwood rye whisky barrel dry end junipers.
M: sweet medium bodied porter. Extremely smooth and silky. Juniper jam dry rye alcohol finish.
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A: Jet Black and with an aggressive pour you get a mocha head about an inch that dissipates quickly

S: Get the wood upfront like a burned down campfire, maybe some barrel characteristics alcohol some vanilla

T: you get this nice sweet beautiful barrel aged stout/porter taste and then it washes away into what a smoldering campfire smells like. Which is quite amazing

M: this beer does well here nice thick viscous what you want out of a dark beer to chew it just lovely

O: I'm impressed. This isn't a beer I could drink a lot of but what it purports to do it does well. I'm curious as to what this beer would have been without the smoke, because I think there is an amazing barrel aged porter here sans smoked malt.

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S: This smells like an Islay scotch. Rich, smoky, and present astringent alcohols. Hint of fruit. Toasted grain. God, this is smoky.

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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
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