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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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Chuggernaut00

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-21-2014 03:52:04 | More by Chuggernaut00
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CrummyLuke

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-20-2014 13:50:16 | More by CrummyLuke
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EliotRosewater

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-18-2014 02:32:33 | More by EliotRosewater
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cooch69

Pennsylvania

4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is without a doubt my favorite Bruery Beer. And the Bruery is one of my favorite American Breweries.

Pours a think, dank super dark brown. Impenetrable almost like a thick wood stain.

Nose greets the senses with burnt fireplace logs the morning after a fire, sweet bbq sauce, a generous amount of wood and whiskey and lots of chocolate malts. Very rich and satisfying.

Taste is extremely savory and rich. Full of Chocolate, wood, booze, charcoal, and bbq sauce. The smoke is nearly perfect although it could be a tad more.(I like lots of smoke) This bottle is a 2013 and I need to try a 2014 soon because I'm curious if the recipe drifted anywhere this year.

Full, thick mouthfeel without being over the top to the point I couldn't drink a few glasses. And a smooth carbonation. Really satisfying overall

If you like smoked beers, grab this. It takes the idea of A german Rauchbier an improves upon it in complexity to make it even better than the best German made ones.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 16:49:50 | More by cooch69
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zestar

California

3/5  rDev -25.2%

03-16-2014 03:49:40 | More by zestar
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-16-2014 03:00:33 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-16-2014 02:07:32 | More by Fettpopps
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-16-2014 02:04:05 | More by dcisco44
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csustar001

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-16-2014 01:22:40 | More by csustar001
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-15-2014 01:23:35 | More by mltobin
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grom111

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-10-2014 07:21:41 | More by grom111
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-09-2014 20:51:07 | More by brother_kenneth
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-26-2014 15:00:50 | More by Griffith
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-25-2014 22:05:30 | More by schmidtmattsays
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-25-2014 03:49:50 | More by jaymo18
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tneenan1

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-24-2014 01:12:19 | More by tneenan1
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MystikCelt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-17-2014 08:04:45 | More by MystikCelt
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Jjski

New York

3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm on vacation, so I've raided the cellar and brought the BIG guns to camp in the Adirondack mountains. It's -11 ( negative, below zero, crispy crunchy cold for all the So-Cals on BA) . We r cold and we like it. The skis are waxed and the snowmobile is tuned and running well

2012 Vintage. Label says to cellar up to 3 years.

A- back, scant tan lacing

S- old leathery brown sugar

T- hot alcohol, but not balanced. followed by astringent dark roasted rye. Whiskey dry finish. Very light smoke which is overwhelmed by the alcohol burn in the nostrils

M- a bit on the thin side for the heat it throws

O- not outstanding. Unique in the rye , smoke and barrel. I love huge beers and buy anything from Bruery that I can get. It could use 2 more years in the cellar. It is certainly big, but not broad. There are hints of developing complexity in the background, but they are smashed down by heat.

Out of the blocks, it's a rye fueled, astringent, smoky flame thrower. Had Berserker with a comparable ABV last night, which was far better.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 02:16:38 | More by Jjski
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-15-2014 02:25:21 | More by bostonryan
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice beer, well integrated, but probably bigger than it needs to be for the payoff you get out of it. Seemless weaving of flavors of smoke, burnt caramel, and light rye. The smoke fades after the beer has been in the glass for awhile, and the rye is just a little too light throughout. Still, it's pleasant enough if it becomes a little simple in the end.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 02:22:25 | More by Georgiabeer
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-14-2014 09:24:23 | More by wesside89
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itracy63

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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vgarneth

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've never been upset with a brew from The Bruery, so they've done it again with this selection. First of all, I'm a big fan of Rauchbiers from Bamberg, Germany.; however, this one isn't as smoky (a typical characteristic of the style). Nonetheless, the appearance is an amazingly deep caramel color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, caramel, rye malts, and dark fruit are all balanced throughout. The mouthfeel is akin to a soft, elegant Merlot or Red Bourgogne with it's velvety, smooth finish. I've been on a rye kick lately, so there's another plus for this one. It's still hard to believe that this beer is 13%, but with almost half of the bottle gone I am a believer now.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 04:58:00 | More by vgarneth
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-07-2014 01:40:16 | More by CDCNAM
Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.