Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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Ratings: 771
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 90
Gots: 238 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
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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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750mL bottle into a snifter
Vintage 2014

A: Opaque black, just over 1/2 fingers width of tan colored head which dissipates down quickly and leaves almost no lacing. 4

S: Very interesting, and I actually dislike it at first, but as my senses acclimate it starts to come together nicely. Lots of vanilla, lots of oak, a big Scotch-like peat character, smokey char, booze and under all that subtle cocoa and roasted malt. 3.75

T: Tons of oak and other woody characters. Char, peat, herbaceous, some cocoa and roasted malt base beer flavors, some booze. Pretty average at first, but really improves as I continue through the drink and I end up really digging it towards the end of the first glass as the woody and char characters mellow and vanilla and toasted coconut characters come out, some booze as well. 4

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation appropriately low, ABV is noticeable but well restrained, and drinkability is surprisingly good. 4.25

O: I didn’t like this one at first but it really grew on me. A unique and interesting brew. 4

Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
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