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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 83
Gots: 234 | FT: 29
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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4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep opaque black. Fizzy, frothy tan foam, maybe 3 fingers worth on top. Alright retention. Fades to a bit more than film. Leaves some lacing with each sip.

S - melty dark chocolate and rich mocha greet the nose first. Lots of deep earthy, woody notes of oak. Whiskey and black pepper. Vanilla. All the notes filter though an ever present cloud of smoke with hints of meat.

T - reminiscent of mexican hot chocolate up front with Silky notes of mocha up front along with peppery flavors. Earthy oak and grainy cereal/rye flavors in the middle with sweet notes of vanilla for balance.

M - medium almost full bodied. Silky smooth texture. Creamy, frothy medium carbonation.

O - great stuff. This is an excellent partner for bbq. I would have liked more smoke but it is so flavorful and well balanced i can let that slide.

Teleweizen2, May 10, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a small foamy tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, wood smoke, caramel, light char, vanilla, toast, oak, whiskey, light spicy rye, and toffee. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with smoked malt and barrel character. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, wood smoke, caramel, toast, oak, whiskey, vanilla, light spicy rye, and toffee. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, wood smoke, caramel, toast, oak, whiskey, vanilla, and toffee on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity of roasted, smoked, and barrel flavors; with an awesome balance of barrel character that isn’t overwhelming; and no cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with a slick, creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Definitely a slow sipper. Overall this is an incredible imperial smoked porter style! Incredible depth and complexity of flavor with great balance of the barrel, smoke, and roasted flavors; and quite smooth to sip on a slowly. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been eyeballing this one on the shelves for months. Finally taking the plunge!

Served in an Olde Hickory shaped-glass.

A: Poured as black as the Ace of Spades, with lots of particles floating in the vat under close inspection, and really no head whatsoever.

S: Definitely got the coconut (whisky) component to the extreme, along with a hint of rye, and along with a sort of earthy charred or toasted caramel.

T: To say this is full-bodied would be an understatement, with a huge sweet, dessert-like quality to this overall. I wouldn't call this a smoked meat beer... more of a cinged, salted caramel taffy one. Delicious.

M: Thick as snot, without much hottness to my palate. Go ahead and drink this now! No lacing left on the glass, but that's not part of the point here anyway.

O: I encourage you to vary your sip size every time you dig in. I personally found that the experience was different each time. Cheers!

Chaney, May 01, 2013
Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.