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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
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652 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 652
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 78
Gots: 215 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by Immortale25:
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque motor oil black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a solid sheet of surface foam. Full, sticky lacing.

S- Solvent-like alcohol fume in front of staggeringly heavy roasted malts that has notes of dark chocolate, molasses and caramel.

T- In comes the roast with not as much alcohol presence as in the nose. Then comes the smoke which lingers a bit but isn't so intense that it's off-putting. There's actually a great marriage of the chocolatey, somewhat spicy rye notes and the woody smoke flavors. Oak, a little barbecue sauce and even soy sauce show up. There's a sweetness that enhances all flavors and ups the drinkabilty, which is quite magnificent I might add, for it to be clocking in at 13% ABV.

M- Slick, creamy and chewy with relatively little alcohol burn. Medium carbonation.

O- This is definitely the best smoked beer I've ever had. Near-perfect balance and a booze kick to boot. Definitely worth the $20. And, although my first instinct was to let it sit and simmer, I feel like it's perfect right off the line.

12-28-2012 05:08:12 | More by Immortale25
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oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%

Pours a dark chocolate brown with a thinner creamy deep beige head atop.Dark fruit and vanilla stands out most in the nose,as the beer warms some toasted oak shows through more along with sweet sharp alcohol.Wow this beer kicks ya in the pants, dark fruit,vanilla,smoke,and a sharp rye element in the finish on the palate.A whole lot going on over top of a very big alcohol presence makes it harder to drink.It has alot going on but the alcohol is to big for me to enjoy it much,I respect the flavor complexity but it may be to big for me to be honest.

03-07-2013 23:14:58 | More by oberon
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-31-2014 11:13:17 | More by DanGeo
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-25-2013 23:02:41 | More by sabitu
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-12-2013 23:45:46 | More by warnerry
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-21-2011 05:37:48 | More by Callmecoon
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mctizzz

California

4.85/5  rDev +20.3%

07-29-2014 02:47:11 | More by mctizzz
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-01-2012 16:07:19 | More by fo1ksguitar
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thaghost

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-03-2013 00:39:16 | More by thaghost
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dogfishandi

New York

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

750ml bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours out an opaque black color with a nice 2 fingers of nice tan colored head off of the pour but it quickly fades to a foamy ring. Not much lace, but a bit of alcohol legs is noticeable from a swirl of the glass.

Smokey aroma, plasticy at first with some smoked meats and campfire taking over, mixes well with some whiskey notes, some milk chocolate creeps in, some dark fruits as it warms.

Really nice taste, lots of complexity, more than the aroma led to believe. A nice level of smokiness, campfire like with , nothing too overbearing, blends very well with some very nice whiskey flavors, just the right amount of booziness, nuances of oak barrel, chocolate, rye spiciness. Lots of deep dark dried fruits as it warms. The flavors meld together and compliment each other so nicely.

A thick mouthfeel, but staying true to the feel of an imperial porter rather than the thick viscous feel of an imperial stout.

A very nice beer, all the complex flavors really work well with one another. The bruery continues to amaze.

04-21-2013 17:44:50 | More by dogfishandi
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ehammond1


4.15/5  rDev +3%

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this one, Nathan!

Nearly black in color with a moderately sized brown head that doesn't leave much stick to the glass. Pretty color.

The aroma is very smoke-forward, especially at colder temperatures. The smoke quality is almost pork-like. As the beer warms, more and more sweet aromas arrive, including molasses and some caramel.

The flavor follows a similar avenue, with the meat-like smoke character presenting initially at colder temperatures, and sweeter, earthier, vanilla and molasses notes coming further and further to the forefront as the beer warms. The

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Appropriate and a joy to drink.

This was one of my all-time favorite smoked beers, as I'm usually not a fan. This one started somewhat plain and simple at cold temperatures, but warmed up and sweetened nicely. Nathan's wife paired this with homemade pork ribs, potatoes, and baked beans and it made for a truly wonderful pairing.

01-30-2012 22:27:04 | More by ehammond1
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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%

Deep dark brown pour with a substantial (1+") amount of tan head on top, took a little bit to fade, not much lace. Aroma was definitely big on the smoke and wood, so its a perfect 5 if you solely judged it based on matching the name of the beer. Still a good go on the whiskey/boozy aroma, a relative soft touch.

Tough to taste the rye on this one, the smoke and wood really dominates the taste perceptors as well. Alcohol is pretty evident, especially for a Bruery creation. A little bit of chocolate and vanilla can creep into the flavor profile. The big smoke burn bitter effect can be quite challnging at times, the more you drink of it, the easier it is to finish. I think this beer is good in small quantities, like most big smoked beers, I could never even fathom drinking an entire 750 of this to myself.

Had this at the barrel party.

01-11-2012 18:27:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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whoneeds8

Texas

4.56/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured into a tulip glass black with a thin tan head. The scent of whiskey was noticable as soon as I opened the bottle. The scent in the glass makes certain that it's a rye whiskey along with the scent of smoked wood. The flavors of the smoke come out first followed by the whiskey. It's then balanced out by flavors of smoked bacon (not a gross flavor like a voodoo donut bacon flavor). Hidden in all that are slight bitter hops. The body is medium and for the high abv, alcohol burn is barely noticable.

04-27-2013 01:23:46 | More by whoneeds8
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Belgium

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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schoon

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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01001111

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Beer21

Florida

5/5  rDev +24.1%

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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-14-2013 23:13:12 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Shawner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-26-2014 20:20:35 | More by Shawner
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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 652 ratings.