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Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 76
Gots: 151 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
2014 Vintage is 14% ABV

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-19-2012)
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Photo of Beejay
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

2014 Edition.

A: Deep jet black in the glass with coffee and cream colored head.

S: Huge hit from the bourbon. Bourbon, oak, and vanilla come right out. Rich caramel maltiness, and a dark earthiness round out the aroma, but the bourbon barrel rocks on through. In the very finish there is a nice hint of smoke.

T: Malt, bourbon, and smoke. Man this beer is tasty. Nice malt richness, enough bitterness to keep it from cloying, and a deep luxurious smoke flavor. Not sure wht type of smoke they used, but often times with Cherry malt it comes off a little too sweet, in this case the smoke is dense, rich, and counteracts the velvety goodness that is in this beer. The bourbon is a little more subdued than I would have thought from the smell, but it is still fairly present. The booze is well hidden in this one.

M: Rich, thick, and malty. Carbonation is a medium and helps to balance out the rest of the body.

O: Overall, just a damn fine brew.

Beejay, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of macher0
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours very dark bown, nearly black with a frothy amber head that slowly retreats to a fine rim.
The nose is equal dark malts, bouron-soaked oak, and smokey char. Very nice cause the smoke is subtle
which brings out the vanilla/bourbon. The taste is equally balanced. Lots of dark malts, and bourbon, with a very
subtle smoke. The smoke is simialr to opening a smoker with ribs on the rack - not nessesarily bacon.
Super smooth feel, moderate carbonation, and full body. This is very similar to ba smoked stouts. The
smoke is subtle and the barrel and bourbon definately come through. Recommended.

macher0, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

iL0VEbeer, Today at 04:00 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

ralphw56, Yesterday at 03:01 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

KimenTshom, Monday at 04:08 PM
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4.48/5  rDev +11.4%

adamlou, Monday at 03:20 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

snowmageddon, Sunday at 06:19 PM
Photo of Furlinator
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Bottled on 05/16/14.

Pours opaque black. The thin tan head quickly disappears completely and leaves no lace.

The smell is of plums, black cherry, bourbon, cocoa and pipe tobacco.

The taste is of dark fruit: plums, cherries and raisins, roasted malt, bourbon, faint cocoa and barbeque char.

The texture is full bodied, thick and somewhat oily with low carbonation.

More dark fruit than I expected. Not much smoke in the nose. Prominent bourbon presence. Very good. The 2014 vintage clocks in at 14% ABV.

Furlinator, Sunday at 04:51 AM
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4.6/5  rDev +14.4%

KG710, Sunday at 02:40 AM
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

Kevinpitts, Sunday at 02:29 AM
Photo of MDHopster
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

A) black with small cream head by time it arrived at table in 10 oz goblet. Draft serving.

M) silky but with alcohol burn

S). Strong bourbon aroma of oak and vanilla

T) strong bourbon favors of oak and vanilla, coffee aftertaste.

I've really taken to rye beers and barrel aged beers lately,esoecially bourbon barrel aged brews, and so far this is one of the best I've tasted.

MDHopster, Sunday at 02:03 AM
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

BobbySRCA, Saturday at 05:47 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

sillyhed8, Friday at 03:23 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

kevinhoman, Sep 11, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%

smurphy493, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

dvmin98, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

thatoneguymike, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

gshackles, Sep 07, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +20.4%

kmanjohnson, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of PeaJayTheGr8
5/5  rDev +24.4%

I'm a novice when it comes to craft beers, especially BBAs but I know that I have found my new favorite style of beer and this brand delivers.

I love the combination of the BBA and smoke. I've tried a couple of BBAs and smoked beers but haven't had a combo until this one. I could drink this one and never have another craft beer and be satisfied. But I will be diving into more.

If you want to take advice from a novice, there you have it. Great brew!

PeaJayTheGr8, Sep 01, 2014
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Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged from The Bruery
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