1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Smoking Wood Rye Barrel AgedSmoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

600 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 600 | Reviews: 144 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kevgod:
Photo of kevgod
kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-02-2013 16:37:59 | More by kevgod
More User Reviews:
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-13-2014 06:21:11 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
Photo of Bucephalus123
Bucephalus123

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from bottle into a snifter.

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 00:26:59 | More by Bucephalus123
Photo of meangreenc
meangreenc

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-09-2014 03:35:32 | More by meangreenc
Photo of DerrickW
DerrickW

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-08-2014 21:09:40 | More by DerrickW
Photo of corysmith01
corysmith01

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-08-2014 19:59:13 | More by corysmith01
Photo of trxxpaxxs
trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-08-2014 16:47:18 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of GClarkage
GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-08-2014 04:58:24 | More by GClarkage
Photo of kerry4porters
kerry4porters

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-07-2014 15:02:14 | More by kerry4porters
Photo of FrogOut69
FrogOut69

California

3/5  rDev -25.2%

07-06-2014 21:53:15 | More by FrogOut69
Photo of MSU23
MSU23


4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-05-2014 16:03:34 | More by MSU23
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-04-2014 16:09:19 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
Photo of GregDuB65
GregDuB65

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-04-2014 02:42:43 | More by GregDuB65
Photo of Philvillani
Philvillani


4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-04-2014 01:18:39 | More by Philvillani
Photo of coriswrasse
coriswrasse

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle poured into two Biltmore house jam jars re-purposed to beer glasses. they act like great snifters fyi.

beer is thick oily and very dark. a very bright flashlight only reveals a thick chocolaty appearance with little dark color showing. very little head or carbonation.

nose is chocolate, molasses and booze.

taste is phenomenal. all of the above + extra goodness. really beefs up the appeal of the beer. mouth-feel is also very nice. sweet medium body. could be a little fuller but it does sit nicely on the tongue.

overall this is a high recommend.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 21:38:59 | More by coriswrasse
Photo of SHODriver
SHODriver

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from a couple years ago. likely 2012

A: poured into a snifter to a deep black with a finger of dense light tan head that is quick to fade to a collar around the edge of the glass and leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of smoke, chocolate, and some vanilla and caramel from the barrel
T: taste is smoke with caramel, vanilla, chocolate and a slight coffee presence with more sweet smokyness and a slight woody quality. swallow is more smoke, some alcohol, wood, chocolate and rye whiskey flavors
M: this beer sits at about a medium on the palate with soft and slightly prickly carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: fairly smooth on the palate until the swallow and then it reminds you that it's a big beer with a bit of a burn and some bite. I picked up three bottles this year so it will be interesting to try it when fresh but it will probably be much less refined and a bit more rambunctious.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 01:59:22 | More by SHODriver
Photo of needMIbeerinMD
needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-29-2014 15:18:13 | More by needMIbeerinMD
Photo of random846
random846

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-29-2014 01:25:52 | More by random846
Photo of Rothobinide
Rothobinide

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-28-2014 22:42:08 | More by Rothobinide
Photo of KG710
KG710

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

06-28-2014 16:40:12 | More by KG710
Photo of sourdog
sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-24-2014 06:08:57 | More by sourdog
Photo of Lovely85
Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-23-2014 02:46:18 | More by Lovely85
Photo of nickfl
nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-22-2014 04:53:31 | More by nickfl
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-22-2014 04:17:12 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of mrcraft
mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-22-2014 03:29:08 | More by mrcraft
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.