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Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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89
very good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 66
Gots: 124 | 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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cosmicevan

New York

2.88/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Notes from a tasting on 12/6. Big thanks to mike and scott for bringing this and the rye whiskey smoking wood for a side-by-side.

Enjoyed from a bruery sniftery tulip.

looks identical to the other smoking wood, watery black. interesting smell, in-fact...kind of tart - UH OH!!!! still some peat in the mix with smoked malts. the flavor is smoked malts, but this is definitely infected and soured. still drinkable just not great and DEFINITELY infected. light bodied. the infection hides a lot of the smoke. i didn't drain pour this one, but everyone else at the tasting did.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 02:01:09 | More by cosmicevan
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ronricorossi

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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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.

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Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.