Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 90
Gots: 238 | FT: 29
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: phichifiji00 on 11-20-2011)
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Brown to black in color. Smokiness is present in the nose. Hearty and sticky. The smoked flavor appears to taste like hickory to me but the bottle clearly states that the smoked wood is oak.

A red wine essence pokes through and is accompanied by alcohol esters.

Because I could not find anyone to share this bottle with me, I decided to drink this in back-to-back pours and pair it with two different snacks.

The first pour was paired with smoked gouda canapés for a super smoky duo. The second pour was paired with a slice of leftover homemade (for Thanksgiving) pumpkin pie. Both pairings were awesome for different reasons!

Cellar temperature is a must for consuming this offering.

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3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Bruery snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.

Pours a deep black body with a 1 finger mocha colored head that reduces quickly to leave a ring of foam and no retention or lacing.

Interesting aromas.. heavy whiskey, coffee, peaty, earthy, spicy, smokey, some vanilla. Tons going on here.

Big, bold flavors of sweet caramel, whiskey, heavy earthy flavors of dirt and smoked moss, on the finish is vanilla and an odd spicyness. Not sure this all went together, not really balanced, overly sweet and too much whiskey/spices.

Mouthfeel is lacking.. somewhat watery for the big ABV. Low carbonation.

Smoking wood just wasn't my thing. Too earthy, spicy, and way too much whiskey without much body to back the huge flavors.. nevermind the pricetag.

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8 ounce goblet - $9.50 at Argosy in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Inky black body topped with a thin beige head that dissolves into a ring.

Smell: Gobs of malty notes on the nose, from smoky molasses to rich chocolate to dark roasted coffee to brown sugar. Stewed fruits. Prominent barrel accents.

Taste: Heavy, plush, tongue-coating maltiness expressing flavors of roasty-toned espresso, dark chocolate ganache followed by a burst of sugary sweetness and piquant rye. Light vanilla, light smokiness. Dark fruitiness, a snippet of black licorice. Great rye whiskey character throughout. Smooth, sweet, warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Near full-bodied. Medium carbonation. Warming throughout without being sharply boozy.

Overall: Quite good overall and graciously potent, I found the eight ounces provided was more than ample even at a slow-sipped pace.

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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
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