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Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

344 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 75
Gots: 159 | 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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5/5  rDev +24.1%

joshwith, Oct 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

jmann40, Jan 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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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4.84/5  rDev +20.1%

kmanjohnson, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Nage37, Jul 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

rrski198, Feb 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Dan25D, Mar 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

FullObs, Aug 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Hopbully, Jul 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Dodgerrigo77, Jul 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

josephwa, May 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

mhaugo, May 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

trxxpaxxs, Jul 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

glf60, Aug 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

dmunroe, May 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Bartos, Apr 23, 2014
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Pahn, Feb 11, 2013
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Canada_Dan, Aug 15, 2014
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4.62/5  rDev +14.6%

May 2014 bottle, opened Sep 2014

A - Deep midnight brown body with a thin rim of light mahogany highlights. Dark khaki head has nice retention and low lace.

S - Roasted caramelized steak, molasses, touch of anise, dark breads, leather, earthy charred oak, spent coffee grounds, and the smell of your clothes the day after a bonfire.

T - Bacon, oak, vanilla ice cream, molasses, burnt toffee, caramel, chocolate creamsicle, medium roast coffee latte, charred oak. The finish is outrageous: pure, thick coffee milkshake that lasts a lifetime with edges campfire smoke.

M - Fantastically smooth with outstanding staying power. Medium-full body.

O - The finish on this beer is absolutely incredible; hands down one of the best I've ever had. Extraordinarily complex for a smoke beer.


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4.62 Smooking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged
-- -Jay- -Jon- -Ath- -Vin- -Pt- -Grg- -Avg- Weight Adj
A - 4.75 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.54 10% 0.45
S - 4.35 4.50 4.65 4.65 4.63 4.65 4.57 20% 0.91
T - 4.40 4.45 4.60 4.76 4.76 4.80 4.63 40% 1.85
M - 4.60 4.60 4.60 5.00 4.82 4.70 4.72 10% 0.47
O - 4.50 4.50 4.70 4.80 4.50 4.75 4.63 20% 0.93

vfgccp, Yesterday at 02:01 AM
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4.6/5  rDev +14.1%

KG710, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Resuin
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. I am pretty sure that this is from 2012 but I do not see a bottling date.

Appearance: Pours a deep, deep brown/black and leaves just a hint of really dark brown head, which fades to just the rim.

Smell: Bourbon comes out first, followed by spicy, smoked meats, chocolate, molasses, more smoke. The smoke and bourbon aromas intermingle well and are pretty well balanced with each other.

Taste: The smokiness comes out first, followed by some vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, caramel, and then the bourbon dominates the back end. Plums and figs. A good, well balanced amount of smoke. I swear there is just a hint of spiciness to this one as well. The alcohol is hidden amazingly well, probably the best I've found.

Mouth-feel: Thick, creamy mouth-feel with a medium carbonation. I think the higher carbonation then expected gives this one a slightly different feel from counterparts. Finishes smooth and smoky.

Overall: This is a well-crafted brew. The smokiness really compliments the other major flavors and masterfully masks the alcohol within. From the smoked meats of the aroma to the nice bourbony finish, this is a top-to-bottom delicious beer.

Resuin, Aug 19, 2013
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Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.