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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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90
outstanding

599 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 599
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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Poured from the bottle into two wine glasses. Shared this one with my dad. A little pre-Father's Day enjoyment. The short review: we both loved it.

A nice muted whiff of smoke, and a balanced whiff of the rye aging. A bit of caramel in the nose as well.

Taste matches the smell. It's quite delicious, and paired well with the gruyere cheese slices we enjoyed with this beer.

A little syrupy, but not super thick mouthfeel. Pleasant going down the ol' gullet.

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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.