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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

693 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 83
Gots: 234 | FT: 29
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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A - Deep muddy brown with a nice looking dark khaki head. Ok retention and low lace. Thin, murky cola highlight around the edge of the glass.

S - Rich caramel and molasses wash over soft hardwood smoke and leather. Edges of salt, worcestershire sauce, and charcoal.

T - Incredible integration and balance. Dark chocolate, ash, salty smoke, toasted peat, honey bourbon, smooth rye, dry hardwood, maple syrup.

M - Super smooth, creamy, full body.

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A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving a thin patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of smoked malts are present in the nose along with some hints of whiskey.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is a little smoky and has hints of whiskey towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as medicinal as a rauchbier, but is interesting enough to sip and savor.

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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.