Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery
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Reviews by jlindros:
4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
Finally got around to drinking this, shared with Ricky and knocked us on our asses.
Pours a smaller but decent fizzy darker head, nice legs on the side, no light getting through the super dark beer.
Nose brings lots of smoke and dark malts, some char between roast, black malt and some of the smoke, camp fire smoke with almost Islay whisky like smoke but not really peat, smoldering wood chips, speaking of which nice wood and oak like aromas with some vanilla and toasted oak.malts also bring dark choc and caramelized molasses heavy sugars but not super sweet, nice black malt and roast overall, and some caramel and fluffy nougat.
Taste starts with dark malts, tons of them, some black malt, a little burnt acrid roast, even some bakers choc, caramel, little nougat, etc. Then smoke, nice smoke with campfire and smoking oak chips, with some smoked whisky like flavours, into some whisky, to get the rye I really have to dig but there's some whisky flavor more of a young whisky, with a nice but light toasted oak. Semi sweet with a little syrup, with some warming slightly fusel booze. Finish is long syrupy little sticky, some mild bitterness but lots of dark malts, little dark choc, more whisky and oak, and lingering slightly tannic charred smoke.
Mouth is full bod, thick little syrupy, lots if booze warmth esp in the throat, decent carb.
Overall pretty nice, good smoke, nice whisky almost Islay like whisky, good dark malts lots of great dark malts, cocoa, toasted oak, etc, rye is very light but whisky is there. Overall way too boozy though and hard to drink much.
11-07-2013 03:33:31 | More by jlindros
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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
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
4.15/5 rDev +3%
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
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
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
Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
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