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Smoking Wood With Bacon - The Bruery

Smoking Wood With Bacon
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very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.31%

Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012)
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-30-2012 04:16:49 | More by joshwith
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-02-2013 04:07:34 | More by t0rin0
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at Reserve Society Party 2012

Pours mahogany in color with minimal head as it was poured from the cask. Obviously some smoke to the beer, but not overwhelmingly smokey. A decent amount of chocolate and a nice roast quality. A touch woody with a bit of peanut butter. The peanut butter, dark chocolate, and vanilla really come through on the palate. There is a decent smokiness, too. Wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did. It does have a little "meatiness" to it, but surprisingly not as much as some other smoked beers.

Serving type: cask

07-16-2012 21:03:06 | More by womencantsail
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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


The Bruery RS Initiation Party 2012

Nearly black in color with a very small brown head that leaves no lacing.

The aroma is very smoke-forward, even meaty. It isn't quite as complex as the rye-barrel version. This one is dominated by smoke, meat, and a hint of vanilla.

The flavor follows very similarly, with the meat flavor dominating, and sweeter, earthier elements presenting only in the background.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Appropriate.

A decent and interesting version of a great beer.

Serving type: cask

04-04-2012 17:43:00 | More by ehammond1
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-01-2012 06:49:33 | More by DarthKostrizer
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4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Cask at The Reserve Society Initiation Celebration.

A: Murky dark brown bordering on black. Fast fading beige head.

S: Bacon smoke, oak, vanilla, lots of smoked meat. Nutty notes are pervasive. Smoke is pretty strong here compared to the Rye version I had a month ago. I assume the smoke faded quite a bit. There's evident booze. Bourbon is present throughout.

T: Very meaty, smoked bacon is strong, blending with bourbon and vanilla. Salty and oaky. Nice chocolate profile. 

M: Lower full body with low carbonation.

Overall: An interesting variation on an already smoky beer. I dug it.

Serving type: cask

03-19-2012 15:05:20 | More by HopHead84
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-19-2012 05:32:41 | More by pmarlowe
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-19-2012 04:22:51 | More by Dan25D
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-19-2012 04:17:27 | More by drewone
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-19-2012 00:09:15 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours an opaque dark brown with no head and no lace. Smell is very nice with smoked malt, smoked meats, bacon, and alcohol. Taste is of smoked malt, bacon, and roasted peanuts for some reason. This beer has a low level of carbonation with a slightly flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and an interesting treatment but I prefer the original Smoking Wood much more.

Serving type: cask

03-18-2012 23:33:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
Smoking Wood With Bacon from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.