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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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Reviews: 159
Hads: 832
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 94
Gots: 258 | FT: 35
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Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: phichifiji00 on 11-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Reviews: 159 | Hads: 832
Photo of ThePaleRider
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this bottle up at the Clem's Bottle Shop in Kensington. I did find it cheaper at the Bine and Vine though...

A - Rich black with a nice chocolate head that stuck around for a while leaving a thick web on the glass.

S - Damn! Smells like a whiskey barrel! Lots of wood and booze. Feeling a little nervous about tasting this bad boy, my visceral feeling is like I'm about to take a shot.

T - I dive into this with a bad impression because of the nose, but I couldn't have been more wrong. So smooth and delicious. Lots of wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and toasted grains. Very, very, very smooth for the ABV. This is the best beer I've every had from The Bruery so bravo!

M - Very thick body that leaves a lot of wood in the after taste, but not a lot of the smokiness that sometimes accompanies bourbon barrel aged beers.

O - Really, really impressed. Best tasting porter ever? Who knows, but a great beer that would easily impress any barrel aged enthusiast. (978 characters)

Photo of pants678
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black with a brown head in a Belgian tulip glass.

The nose is as pungent as they come, nearly off-putting, with rye, vanilla, bourbon, oak and smoke.

There's something bacon-y about this beer, just slightly. Heavily smoked but not like the Stone that tastes like I'm sipping from a fog machine. It's a mean, piercing brew that you can't go right after. Not so much vanilla as in the nose, dark malts add a complexity not a barrier and the rye brings it all together. The caramel adds a welcome twist. Anything but boring, it sits right on the edge of being too aggressive.

Slightly staining, low carbonation, but not as heavy as I guessed. (643 characters)

Photo of Neorebel
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black hue with an off-white fluffy head. No carbonation. The smell seems to predict a very boozy brew, but that's not such a bad thing really. The rye really dominates and shines through the flavor nicely. It's accompanied by dates and a pleasant earthiness. The unique finish is smoky and dry, with a bitterness like wine grapes. Somehow the mouthfeel is still that chewy, juiciness despite the 'dry' finish. Overall I would highly recommend that any Stout or Rye lover try this! (488 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: stout pitch body, finger of dark foam, mild lacing

S: rye whiskey and roasted chocolate malts, molasses and hints of airy vanilla

T: rich dark and rye malts with sweet and strong whiskey; molasses and caramel sweetness up front; rye whiskey vapors float o'er the surface of the beer; nice smoky backnotes turn in a dry, smoky, and spicy finish

M: slick, dense, and with some crisp astrigence; some rye chewiness; very boozy aftertaste - like you've been sippin' whiskey

O: well-executed beer from the Bruery - high abv sipper with lots of depth - for fans of strong whiskey barrel-aged porters and stouts. (612 characters)

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 2012 vintage

A: Pours nearly pitch black with two fingers of dense light brown head. Retention is very good.

S: Rye whiskey is quite strong in this one, behind that I get quite a bit of smoke balanced by dark chocolate and caramel sweetness. The proportions of the flavors are great in this one - all are strong, but none overpowers the others.

T: Rye whiskey is strong, just like the nose. Caramel sweetness is a bit stronger in the flavor than it was the aroma. Dark chocolate is still there and quite pleasant, but it's a bit in the background. The smoke is a bit strong in this one for me, particularly in the aftertaste. The smoke is a bit hard to place, though. It's a bit meaty, but a bit fruity as well. Apparently this is brewed with Beechwood and Cherrywood smoked malts - that makes sense. Again, the flavors are very strong in this beer. This seems like a trend with the Bruery.

M: Medium to thick with a nice carbonation.

O: Very good, but I find myself wanting this beer to be a bit less smoky and a bit less sweet. (1,048 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's yesterday.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with pretty decent lacing and very good head retention. The nose in this beer is pretty good, albeit a bit muted initially. Nevertheless, I pick up considerable chocolate, light peat, coffee and vanilla. Maybse a hint of rye in the background as well. On the palate, this beer is a show stopper, and is really almost too much of a good thing, The beer is so rich, sweet and boozy, but I just can't resist the flavor profile of coffee, single malt whiskey (this beer is so peaty/smokey), chocolate, vanilla and light rye. There's a hint of licorice in the finish as well, which actually helps to tame some of the sweetness in this beer (as does the smokey quality as well). Mouthfeel is fairly full, and the 13% abv. is pretty well integrated into the flavor flavor. Still, ultimately the sweetness and high abv. wear on me a bit, and I think the combination hurts this beer's drinkability.

Enjoyed this one, but really can't imagine ever drinking more than a very small amount. (1,044 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-black color with a small tan head and minimal lacing

S-dark roasted malt, chocolate, smokiness, oak, whiskey

T-chocolate, smoky dark roasted malt, hints of coffee, nice blend of whiskey throughout

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth with alcohol well-integrated

O-a great barrel-aged smoked beer balancing both flavors nicely (340 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-comes out with a really thick black color and a nice tan head

S-very strong dark malts. quite smokey, but i smell the wood more. hint of lush chocolate. this is an amazing smell! there's some spice and some vanilla. very powerful.

T-comes in with mostly just the flavors of smoke, wood, and booze. wow this is a hot beer! this is such a thick beer! there's so much going on. the flavors are so real and powerful. i also feel as if my breath is flammable! There's definitely a hint of whiskey all through out this. the vanilla becomes more apparent in the after-taste.

M-thick, low carbonation with a dry finish

O-this reminds me a lot of Palo Santo Marron. Its just a bit more smokey and a lot more complex. Definitely a great beer, definitely a sipper. I'm drinking this whole bottle by myself and I fear what I'm going to feel like towards the end. I wouldn't discourage you from going out and getting a bottle. (921 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from a tasting on 12/6. Big thanks to mike and scott for bringing this and the bourbon smoking wood for a side-by-side.

Enjoyed from a bruery sniftery tulip.

watery black. looks identical to the bourbon smoking wood. very peaty smell, spicy wood is heavy. smoked malts. tastes smokey and peaty. medium bodied and pretty good. the peat works with the smoked porter but definitely a unique and polarizing flavor. (418 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Both the Rye and Bourbon provided by Claaark13. Cheers for the awesome set man!

From a 750ml into a snifter
Vintage: 2011
ABV: 10%

APPEARANCE: A bit of a foamer upon opening, but once it calmed, she pours a 1+ finger, looser looking, crusty, tan head with decent retention. Head fades to a full foam cap and sticks to the sides of the glass. Bistre brown in color with a relentless stream of carbonation up the middle of the glass. Lots of carbonation everywhere. A nice foamy cap remains until the end leaving lots of chunky lacing down the glass. A little too foamy for my style, but nothing wrong per se.

SMELL: Smoky with dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder, and some nice rye barrel notes. Oak with light vanilla compliment the smoky malt base, and the rye adds a light tough of spice in there. Bold and well integrated.

TASTE: Lighty smoky out of the gate with some dark chocolate as well, then some rye barrel, oak, vanilla and milk chocolate through the middle into a somewhat boozy finish. Bold and lingering aftertaste of smoke and peaty flavors, milk and dark chocolate, a touch of coffee bitterness and some alcohol as well. Flavorful, bold and well balanced, with nice barrel and smoky notes working together.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Light weight, unfortunately, but quite creamy on the palate. Goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. Just a touch too light and carbonated for the style.

OVERALL: This was really, really nice. The aroma was enticing and the flavor quite delicious, though the execution didn't quite work out. Namely, the feel was a little too carbonated and light to really support the flavor profile, meaning this potentially world-class beer didn't quite live up to its potential. Nevertheless, this was a fun treat and I would argue this one is more complex and interesting that the bourbon barrel version. Cheers again Claaark13! (1,913 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Armsby Abbey for Zwanze Day. Reviewed from notes.

A- Dark bodied, pretty much black (was hard to see in a very dimly lit room) with a brown creamy cocoa colored head poured into a goblet. The cap was about one finger in size and had decent retention leaving nice patches of lace.

S- Very smoky, like a campfire smoke mixed with some Scotch-like peet smoke. A big presence of cocoa notes along with the whiskey from barrels. Definitely up there with the smokiest of beers.

T- A mix of very strong, interesting flavors. The smoke leads the way again with a blast of campfire inhalation and some seaweed/Islay like peet influence. Big rich chocolate and dark fruit compliments this. Barrels lend whiskey, rye, oak and vanilla notes.

MF- Moderately thick body with lower end carbonation. To be honest it felt just a bit on the thin side for such flavors and more creamy bubbles would help in this type of body. Nice and warm alcohol feels good with such flavors.

A really cool blend of things I tend to love. The huge smoked malt and whiskey naturally go together and the underlying Porter certainly helps those too. (1,127 characters)

Photo of PeterIngemi
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml into a duvel glass

A: pours black with 3/4 of a finger of a coffee colored head... Head dissapates nicley, a few spots of lacing

S: woo this is deffiantly smoky and woody... After the initial aroma blast I start picking up some very caramely vanillay notes along with some nice chocolate... Absolutley loads of vanilla, the nose is very complex. Some giant whisky notes in there as well, Lomg with some sweetness. Don't get as much of the whiskey as I was expecting, it's defiantly there just not as pronounced as I expected.

T: oh boy... Again my first initial sip is dominated by smoke... Campfire smoke... With a touch of peat... I'm afraid this might be a bit to much smoke for my taste. Some deffinate rye spicyness in there as well and to a of woody oaky notes. The vanilla/ caramel and chocolate are still there but even less then in the nose as smoke is by far the dominating factor here... A bit of booze ones and a touch of whisky on the finish.

M: heavy and viscous, low carbonation, smoky lingering woody aftertaste.

O: personally I am not a fan, I enjoyed the aroma, and I not a big smoke beer guy, but the taste was just a bit to much for me, I wish the smoke was toned way back and allowed more of the malt and whisky to come through... Bit that's not the idea here is it... This beer certainly lived up to its name, if your a fan of this style, I'm sure it's a great brew (1,414 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Black, or nearly so, color. Two and a half finger of frothy light brown head. Retention is good given the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: This smells wonderful. In true Bruery manner, this is big, boozy, and sweet and I love it. The smoke comes off most prominently and meshes with the rye perfectly to impress the hell out of me. Leathery rye gives off a light peat, spicy earthiness, and a pleasant booziness. The base offers a lot of sweet neutral maltiness, molasses, caramel, campfire, and a bit of porcine meats.

3.5 T: Taste is less impressive than the nose (same as the bourbon version), but is still quite tasty. In short, all of the flavors of the nose are there, but none of them are as strong. The smoke is especially less potent. Still a bit boozy, but at 13%, that's just fine. Not overly sweet, but super savory, like a dense ass pudding. Spicy earthy rye, peat, and mineral from the barrel. Toasty malts, molasses, caramel, and just hints of campfire smoke.

3.5 M: Heavy body. Quite dense without being too chewy. Light creaminess with a warming finish.

3.5 D: Tasty enough. I love me some smoked beer and I like barrel aged beers just as much so this should be about perfect for me. Still, it doesn't impress as much as it should, but I'm glad I have four more nonetheless. (1,345 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured deep brown with good carbonation leaving a medium sized tan cap which resedes leaving a small tan ring clinging to the edge of the glass

S: Nose picks up a dominant smokiness, blend of smoked meat and campfire smoke, some peppery rye with a chocolate base, some citrus and booze sting on the nostrils

T: Palate is greeted with immediate campfire and lighter smoked meat which really persists throughout the taste, even onto the finish its rather prominent. The underlying chocolate and roastiness is nice, the booziness rises in mere seconds and stings from start to finish. The spice, old wood and earthiness and pepperness is evident but moderate, just enough. The citrus is minute but the tart stinging effort is definitely noticable. The finish is stinging, smoke laden, dry. looking for that vanilla everyone is talking about in other reviws.

M: The mouthfeel was a bit thin, a tad bit over on carbonation perhaps,sometimes the heat and give the appearance of thin which is my beef with BT or CR.

O: Good, I thought it was worth the sticker price. (1,068 characters)

Photo of CharlieMurphy
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very densely black with a considerably dark, thin brown head. Looks like straight bog water. Opaque.

S: Vapo-Rub. Yup. Mint antacids. This is a weird one.

T: Dense with chocolate and roasted malts, transitioning into a pleasant nuance of barrel presence that doesn't scream rye whiskey to me all that much, more fresh american dark-charred oak. Note much smoke at all, vanilla, chocolate, and even some coffee notes are more prominent. The barreling just adds a preponderous amount of mystique, intrigue, and satisfaction.

M: Thinner than the color and 13% ABV would let on. Weighs in light on the humors too. Mild carbonation, shallow booze, below register residual sugar, not dehydrating. Not sure whether the thinness of this beer for being 13% ABV is something to be appreciated or taken for granted and complained about. I guess... I still I wish it had more backbone.

O: This beer is pretty handily my favorite exhibit of rye whiskey barreling, which I thank to the large malt bill and thickness of the beer as a porter. I want more. (1,049 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours an opaque dark brown with a half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Great aroma of caramel malt, whiskey, oak with light vanilla and smoke. Flavor is sweet toasted malt soaked in whiskey with wood smoke, oak, vanilla and light chocolate and dried fruit. Finishes with oak tannins and neutral hop bitterness. Very tasty and warming. While the high alcohol content is not fully covered, it melds with the rich barrel flavors well. Medium bodied with good creaminess. This was very enjoyable. I'm still tasting the campfire as I finish writing this. (604 characters)

Photo of Nugganooch
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle (2012) split three ways – snifter glasses
*Notes from Thanksgiving (11/22/12)

A: Smoking Wood pours a thick dark russet brown color that takes on more black as it collects in the glass. Initial pour looks near flat with only a mere wisp of some brown sugar foam. Leaves some oily gloss behind and just a few dots of lace. A much clumsier approach produces a decent half finger of low retaining head.

S: Smells of rich caramel sweet malts with a hinting of campfire smoke. There is a restrained meaty soy sauce fragrance and a touch of whiskey peat-like smoke to it. Nice nose with smoke not overpowering.

T: Tastes of dark roast grains sweetened with brown sugar and molasses. Meaty smoke character plays a recurring part throughout. Firm rye spicing gives way to some subtle tannic wood and vanilla barreling notes. Has a light suggestion of peat whiskey and a subtle umami factor to it. There is a decent level of earthy bitterness that peppers across the palate. Incredibly smooth and well crafted at 13% ABV. Some significant warming alcohol but not harsh or offensive in any way. This is a real nice approach to a smoked beer and the flavors compliment nicely.

M: Heavier body and with carbonation seeming on the lower side. Still maintains a lush quality with a real sleek feel overall. Finishes wet.

D: A big robust porter with some great smoky flavors incorporated. Amazing balance at 13% ABV makes for a nice manageable sipper. I was happy with this purchase but do wish I was getting more of the chocolate/cocoa flav others have noted. That probably would have sealed the deal for me.
Should stand up well with age. Paired incredibly well with our hickory smoked turkey. (1,703 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Bruery glass, in style. I'm not sure what people don't like about this beer, it is a barrel aged smoke beer that actually tastes smokey. Compared to the other version of this, this one was the loser but I think the rye was coming through more than the whiskey.

Beer is dark black with a huge barrier to enjoyment head of dark brown bubbles, heavily carbonated, very aggressive beer.

Aroma is smoky, sweet, spicy.

Beer is light in body, lingering meaty smokiness. Pretty strong flavor with this almost tart like spiciness. Someone suggested, it might have been me, that this beer may be infected, I don't think so but it sure was unique. I might have it again. (674 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is over-carbonated...pour slowly. Dark brown in color with a fizzy beige head. The aroma is rye and whiskey all the way. Tannic and oaky. Notes of root beer and molasses. Ok flavor. The Bruery makes some phenomenal beers, but sometimes they fall a bit short in their endeavors, which is the case here. (343 characters)

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.32/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- 2012 vintage
- 750 mL bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 3-Nov-12

Shared, courtesy of E. Min.

Mainly rye whiskey in the aroma with some smoke and hints of chocolate.

Taste follows the nose but a ton more smoke. Tastes of smokey, burnt, roasted malts with some light vanilla and oak. The finish is too dry and I'm guessing from the boozyness. The smoke wasn't overdone like in others that tasted like bonfire in the mouth. Typical imperial porter body.

Decent, but wouldn't seek this out. (501 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 10/30/12 notes. This is actually from the first batch; 750ml bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color with one finger plus of fluffy dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, smoke, vanilla, oak, light dark fruits, burnt malts, and toasted malts. Awesome nose; the smoke is there, but some awesome rye bourbon and chocolate come through more. I like this nose better than the newer Bourbon version, but only a bittle bit.

t - Taste follows the nose but a ton more smoke. Tastes of smokey malts, burnt malts, roasted malts, bourbon, alcohol, oak, light vanill, and some light chocolate. Smoke really dominates here; it tastes good, though a step down from the nose and the taste of the Bourbon version.

m - Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Body is smooth, with a little bit of alcohol.

o - Overall a very nice smoked porter/stout again. I think I like the nose better on this one, but the taste and mouthfeel a little bit better on the Bourbon version, so the bourbon wins our for me. Still a great beer though, and glad I have a few coming to me this year. (1,158 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 9.7.12.

A - Pours a very dark brown, but not quite black, with a one inch medium brown head. Good retention.

S - Some smoke, chocolate, stale coffee.

T - Smoke up front, then coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, then a smokey finish.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body. A sweet smoke lingers.

O - Smokey and sweet roasted, coffee and chocolate. (367 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a decent sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Wow that is smoky! True to the name it smells like a campfire. Smoky phenols and a hint of chocolate and caramel deep underneath. The flavor is much the same. I find some caramel and chocolate before the ashy burnt wood phenols take over. The smoke persists until the end when I get a solid dose of spicy rye and ethanol, but by then I'm glad to get it. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet and somewhat chalky and ashy mouthfeel. If you could somehow liquify a campfire that someone had dropped the chocolate from their smores into this would be the result. I'm glad I got to try this its different, but I'm also glad that I had a few people helping me finish the bottle too. The bourbon version in my opinion was a bit better the sweetness from the bourbon counters the smoke a bit better. The rye adds a spiciness that almost intensifies the smoke. (983 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reviewed from notes taken 6/16/12.

poured into snifter; drank side by side with Bourbon Smoking Wood.

Appearance: dark brown bodied beer with 2 fingers of tan colored head with mild lacing thats a little spotty.

Smell: Moderate smoke notes in the nose. Roasty, meaty, eathy, spicy rye smoke notes. Little bit of sweetness from the malts maybe choclate.

Taste: The smoke is bigger in the taste as well. Really smokey with a nice rye note from this beer. The smoke is very meaty especially bacon. Also is earthy. It has a nice balance between the rye and the smoke!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyed the Bourbon Smoking Wood much better than the Rye Smoken Wood. The Rye really drives the smokiness to be much bigger in the nose and the taste of the Rye version; compared to the smoke level in the Bourbon. The rye notes make the beer really tasty and unique. Thanks for bring this to your Birthday Bruery Tasting Kent! (966 characters)

Photo of kawilliams81
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes from The Bruery tasting I hosted Saturday night.

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- Pours black with a 2" tan head. Amazing spiderweb lacing remains on the glass.

S- Peaty, smoke, meat, and slight chocolate.

T- Roasted malts, smoke, chocolate, and slight coffee.

M- Medium body, high carbonation. Has a slightly dry feel and finish.

O- Very good smoked porter. (406 characters)

Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
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