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Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

266 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 266
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 66
Gots: 126 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-19-2012)
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ScottO

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-25-2013 04:29:13 | More by ScottO
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antott0523

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours from the bottle like a dark brown, opaque engine oil. The head is burnt sienna and resembles the rich head on a shot of espresso. The head settles to a thick ring around the edge of the glass with swirls of brown foam across the top of the beer. Minor amount of lacing.

S: Sweet notes of bourbon, brown sugar, booze, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and some dryer notes of smoke, ash and dried tobacco.

T: Follows the nose, but falls apart a bit as it warms and turns to mainly sweeter notes of milk chocolate, bourbon and a touch of smoked wood.

M: Thick, no carbonation, and a slight unpleasant burn from the booze as it warms.

D: Very drinkable, especially at 14%, but the beer seems to have a more complex profile at a colder temperature. I thought the beer fell apart a bit as it approached room temperature, but overall is a very good barrel aged smoked porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 22:47:26 | More by antott0523
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ronricorossi

California

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bottle bought at CityBeer in San Francisco, CA.

the barrel aging throws a bourbon-soaked-towell over the smokiness. The front end is like syrup covered burnt sausages, like a weekend breakfast, your smoky breakfast meat slathered in syrupy sweetness.

The nose is smoky, but boozy. The taste is smoky, but boozy, muted, and pushed back to the finish. After you sip and swallow, then, at the finish, that's when you get canadian bacon burnt a little in the frying pan and straight to your plate, that's when you get "I don't smoke, and I just smoked a cigarette", yes, smoke at the finish.

I'm enjoying how the bourbon interacts with the smoke. It's by no means a perfect beer, but it's an interesting take.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 04:20:05 | More by ronricorossi
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Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.