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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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90
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600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 71
Gots: 198 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ML bottle poured into a Maudite tulip

Awesome extra from Stawn(thanks again bud!!)

The Bruery's smoking wood pours a murky black with a 2finger tan head(I poured hard). Spicy vanilla flavor fills the nose. The taste is big, but the mouth feel is a bit thin in IMHO. It has a sweet taste up front with some classic rye bite on the back end. The body is a bit thin, but I think it adds to the drinkability of this one. It's a bit strong when first drank, but as it warms it becomes more balanced and blends well. IMHO the Bruery is one of the best at barrel aging beers, and smoking wood does disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 07:31:24 | More by Thedaver4220
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A: Dark, opaque reddish-brown, with minimal coffee-colored head.

S: Malty, with sweet whiskey notes; not overwhelming. I was expecting a more pungent flavor.

T: More malt flavor with coffee and sweet vanilla. A smoky, very savory finish that lingers.

M: Medium.

Overall, an impressive and distinctive beer. It's not for every day, and it's not exactly a summer beer. Would likely be excellent with smoked cheese or fish.

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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.