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Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged - The Bruery

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Reviews: 100
Hads: 589
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 28.12%
Wants: 95
Gots: 226 | FT: 30
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The Bruery
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Style | ABV
Smoked Beer | 13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-19-2012

2014 Vintage is 14% ABV
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Photo of LloydDobler
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into large wine goblet. Btl date 5/19/14

My first smoked beer. What a way to start the UFC fight night! Here weeeee go! Pours nice and dark. A thin brown cap fades fast and leaves me drinking a glass of ink. Spice from charred wood and rye compliment the nose here that is mainly sweet bourbon. Taste is chocolate and bourbon. The smokiness isn't here at all. Wait a sec... And there it is! Smoke almost rolls over the tongue in the lingering aftertaste. Very strange, but in a cool way. Feel is full and this has nice carbonation too. Overall better than the reviews and ratings might have you believe.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours thick dark brown just shy of black (SRM 34-36). The B-United teku glass contains a dense, fine, dark walnut head that reaches half an inch and is creamy. The head quickly fades, leaving fine lace and allowing legs to develop.

The oak aroma is powerful with bourbon playing a major role as well. Alcohol fumes carry vanilla and molasses while the smoke is more of charred wood. Also discernible is pumpernickel bread. Warmth unfortunately brings out a Band-Aid solvency.

The flavor opens with chocolate, bourbon, and molasses cookie. The bittersweet balance is surprisingly well maintained with a hint of sourness. Other characteristics include charred wood and charred malt. Smoke is only an accent in the flavor. The finish is long and drawn out with sweet bourbon and mild bitterness. Warmth continues to develop dark fruits, predominantly prunes.

This one is incredibly dry, almost chalky. Alcohol is prominent as expected, but not hot. A soft, velvety texture and light carbonation accentuate the full, almost dense body.

This is a great sipping beer which I enjoyed while watching U.S. Open Golf on a cold, sunny afternoon.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is a very dark brown, smell is very woody with strong hints of smoke and bourbon. Taste is very smokey up front but thats balanced out by a sweetness and slow bourbon burn on the backside, the alcohol content is obvious with the heat at the end if each sip, but somehow this beer isnt overpowering in any way, g or a smoked beer its very well balanced. Bruery dont seem to make bad beers, this is another excellent one.

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Photo of Roguer
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brew, clear at the edges, with a brown head with OK retention.

Boozy bourbon and chocolate aroma. Sweet cane sugar comes to mind. Typical big Bruery beer.

Smooth on the palate; lots of wood and bourbon, with tons of smoked wood (not meaty) on the back-end. Dry Baker's chocolate and brown sugar. A touch sour.

A little hot, but not overly so, especially for the ABV. Smooth and sticky; a real sipper.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nothing wrong with this beer. Me likey, me likey, me likey long time.. Sorry I don't know what got into me. Pitch black pour with a very thin mocha cap. Coffee and chocolate and of course bourbon in the aroma. Bourbon in the taste, in the best possible non-overpowering way. Great balance for a BA, more should try and obtain this type of balance. Thick pleasant mouthfeel that carries all the great roasty toasty flavors.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin. 5oz served in a minisnifter.

Similar to the coffee and vanilla variant, pours a dark brown body with a half finger offwhite head. Some lacing, minimal retention. Smells of hefty bourbon, a bit of char, sweet brown sugar and molasses. On the cleaner side, more simple but it comes together better. Flavour is an intense combination of bourbon, char, molasses, caramel. It's a very sweet beer, and you can appreciate how it all comes together. Still, I found it to be a bit too sweet for me. Mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, lower carbonation, slightly syrupy consistency, a big beer with a fair bit of heat to it. Better than the coffee and vanilla variant, but still too sweet and intense for me. The char doesn't come anywhere near cutting the sweetness of the beer.

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Photo of gcasher
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow! 1st off this is a $30 beer in a bomber bottle. It tastes like it was aged in a single malt scotch barrel from Islay or was brewed with smoked peet. The mouthfeel is fantastic in its heavy depth. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of floridadrift
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A BCS counter-part this year with no rye character. Just a light layer of smoke and bourbon barrels but they've perfected this recipt to its finish. Its like BCS but much bigger in alcohol content and just as smooth. A slow sipper on a cold night. Pitch black in body with somewhat of a quickly dissipated head after it warms up. Lots of caramel, vanilla, some smoke that blends with the barrel and a roast-oak finish. Really nice.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. Vintage 2014.

Deep walnut brown, nearly black, not an inch of hue out of this body color coming out of this at all. Head manages an espresso brown color, slightly dark and mocha, only a finger, but keeps well. Dissolves and leave a nice simple tan 2 milimeter collar while settling, non oily top and a whisp of bubbles.

Fantastic aroma. Mild sensing smoked malts, hints of campfire like wood, and mild roast. Deep dark ganache and thick like chocolate qualities, deep woody oak notes almost sensing tree sap quality and stickyness. Excellent balanced and tame and wonderfully in control. Real inviting.

This is not what I expected on first sip. Deep rich sweetness. Thick notes of grape and grappa like flavors but with far thicker dark malt. This is sweet like a solid brandy, but manages more classic roast to keep it in check. Thick roast coating, if there could be said such a thing for the mouthfeel. Mild sensing embers of smoke trickle on the finish, almost as if the fire hits with little pockets of pepper and ash. Chocolate dark and smoked brandy qualities, low phenolic, just a touch of medicinal though creeping out but luckily very tiny. Dark cocoa powder hits over time, mixing wonderfully with the ashen like finish and flavors on the end wonderfully. Not boozy hot at all which is shocking, until it passes the aftertaste and hits in the stomach very slowly and totally unaware.

This is pretty impressive, but it's also quite sweet but tolerable. If the alcohol and sugars could be dialed down this would be extremely impressive.

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Photo of stortore
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml into a snifter, bottled 5/13/14.

Pours dark, opaque, thick looking. One finger head, lots of foamy cling. Smell brings rye, bourbon, roasted malts, a little smoke. Also a bit of brown sugar, hint of coffee. Taste seemed to bring a little more bourbon and roasted malts, a little less rye. More smoke than the nose as it warmed, molasses. light chocolate. Only slightly boozy. Some bitterness on the back end. Tastes damn good. Good body, although a touch thinner than expected. Nicely carbonated, a tongue coater.

This is a really well blended and flavorful beer, that really hits my sweet spot. Very enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle. 2014 Vintage. Pours a pitch black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is lots of smoke, bitter dark chocolate and espresso. Bourbon notes as well as some black licorice. Slight campfire smell to it. The taste is lots of Bourbon and vanilla upfront followed by some espresso. The smoke comes out more towards the finish but it is lighter than the aroma indicated. Earthy finish but with some sweet caramel and vanilla as well as the Bourbon. Boozey as expected. Heavy mouthfeel. Bordering on overly sweet, this is still a really good beer.

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Photo of Domvan
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definitely an interesting brew, not overly smokey and has a nice sweetness that balances it out. I've never been a huge smoked beer fan though, so this just didn't do it for me, but was definitely a nice representation in the style, they hid the ABV well as usual too.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thick, black, darkness pours out of the bottle with a beautiful milk chocolate head that settles pretty quickly to stillness.

The smell is great, fresh roasted coffee beans, sweet toffee, smokey malt (not over the top smokey) and cocoa.

This is not a 'shy' beer by any means. Huge, sticky malts balanced perfectly by savory smokey notes. Bourbon barrell provides a nice tannic backbone and vanilla/bourbon component to the beer.

For 14% ABV this is incredibly smooth and delicious. What a great beer to have with breakfast!

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Photo of pagriley
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

750 into 14oz snifter
L - Pours oily black with a 1/2 inch dark tan head after vigorous center pour
S - Bitter-sweet chocolate and dying embers from a bonfire. Some booze lurking in the background and a slightly sharp acidic tone - like over-roasted coffee
T - Burnt caramel, slight nuttiness, with very well integrated bourbon notes, but a fair bit of alcohol heat. Smoke and sticky sweetness on the finish with a slight twang of the subtlest acidity / sourness.
F - Smooth and creamy with fine velvety carb

Overall a very interesting beer. First impression was to look up where I could buy more, but as I get further into the glass (having a 12 oz pour) it is getting a bit tiring Very enjoyable, but like many Bruery beers, something to be shared with 2-3 people.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

thanks to Tim for sharing 2014 bottle of this at our annual Stout tasting enjoyed in a stout glass chilled.

The color is black with opaque clarity dense looking with quick dropping medium tan head. The smell has a custard-like sweet and vanilla infused quality from the barrel with smoke heavy in the nose and medium high alcohol in the smell with light woody accent and slight phenolic odor. The feel is good but very thick with low carbonation and almost syrupy with lots of alcohol and rich vanilla bourbon in the sweet layered malt body with creamy and smokey drying finish.

The taste is decent with woody and ashy smoke dominant flavor with malt sweetness and roasted malt mixed in with booze taste of bourbon and light tannin with some spice in the taste but the phenolic smoke character becomes a little daunting with caramel and light hint of bitterness of highly kilned malt warmth of alcohol is strong as it finishes. Overall not bad, but not one to enjoy alone -glad I shared this bomber 4 ways it has heavy alcohol and smoke which together is tough to stomach a lot of.

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Photo of BullDoza
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 5/13/14.

A: It's Dark; black. Mocha, 1/4 finger head which, faded in to a thin outer ring quickly. Some small bubbles. Not much carbonation, as expected, but more than anticipated. Nice alcohol legs.

S: Bourbon. Slight oak. Sweet, as is typical of Bruery stouts. Faint vanilla notes. Dark chocolate mingle with dark fruit. Licorice. The smoke starts to come out more as it warms, but still not as much as I had hoped. Rye character does become more apparent.

T: Smoked character of the malt more noticeable in the taste, but still lacking. Vanilla. Raisin. Dark chocolate offers up a subtle bitterness. There is some roast, and the finish recalls a mild pipe tobacco. Licorice on the very end.

M: Fine. I wouldn't call it full, but definitely thinner than I'd prefer. I wish it coated the palate with more chewiness.

O: I wish the "smoked" character was a little more. The Rye spice is lost on me. Overall, a very good bourbon barrel porter. I have to say that I enjoyed the Rye Barrel version of this quite a bit more; I didn't anticipate that. The smoke came through much better in it than here. Not necessarily a knock on this beer, as it is very good. If you're choosing between the two, my nod goes to the Rye Whiskey version.

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Photo of gshak
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very well made beer, a shame that it will no longer be available. Anyhoo...
A - Has that big beer look - 0 carbonation, 0 head..just sits there wallowing in its self-glory of being a 14% badass sumabitch
S - Has that big beer smell - no shit, this stuff is BBA - bourbon notes right off the bottle cap...roasty, toasty, smokey and giving me the woody.
T - Has that big beer taste - Vanilla, wood, bourbon, coffee-like roast, warm toasted bread, and whiskey. Oh yes, like someone dropped a shot of whiskey in the concoction and then another...just for good measure. This baby burns!
M - Feels oily and light and that is only due to the amount of whiskey this beer has picked up from the barrels. The base beer I am sure is probably about as thick and gooey as they come...
O - I won't even pretend like I know how to improve upon this beer. I'm hovering around 4.5 on this one...think I'll just go with that. Need to go hunt if there are any more bottles lying around somewhere....

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark viscose pour, inky black in the vessel, with a dark mocha one finger standing head. Micro-effervesce moves at a good pace along the inner walls.

S: Boozy dark fruit, burnt wood, campfire minerality and soothing bitterness. Beautiful wiff of smoky whiskey-rye and anise.

T: Smoky campfire soot, big whiskey-rye influence, peppery spiced jack daniels glow with soft charcoal filtering notes. Soothing flavor of anise, scorched barrel wood, vanilla and dry caramel. Whiskey soaked dark fruit and anise that finishes up with a whiskey soaked campfire soot. Very smooth and polised, the booziness is a few points lower then advertised, feeling more at home like a 10-11% then a 13.3%, some sweet burnt chocolate and smoked hop cones rounds things out.

M: Full bodied, silky textured, milky depth with a beautiful dark boozy bitterness.

O: Overall a beautiful whiskey soaked campfire minearlity and HUGE smokiness, with a burnt chocolate sweetness and boozy dark fruit nature. Boozy, beautiful sipper perfect for that campfire setting. Big smoked nature, more so then even Aecht Schlenkerlar, big alcohol content probabley best shared with a friend. The huge smoked malt and rye combination makes for a beautiful spicy combination. You can never go to big with the smoke beers imho, there's been to many i've had that were dismal and almost non-apparent. Go big or go home. $20 bomber well worth the experience. Shame its retired.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a stout/porter glass from a 750mL glass.

Thick, creamy and chewy caramel-colored head a finger and a half thick and persistent emerges from the pour. Beneath is a pitch-black body. It's got an elegant look and contrast of colors. 5

Even from a distance I get stick and booze oaken bourbon notes. There's a rich chocolate presence with swirls of vanilla and caramel. It smells boozy but not enough to deter me from diving in. 4.25

There's a lot to take in on the palate as this has smoke, chocolate, bourbon and barrel all rolled together. It's at times campfire smoky while at other times more like BBQ and I get down with both. Rye seems to linger on the palate but competes with bourbon in doing so and a touch of booze. 4.25

Well, you sure as hell won't feel the 14% and the body is viscous, creamy and a little too easy to sip. Whether from the bourbon, the rye or the hops this has a bit of a bite. 4.25

Excellent brew. Smoky beers are my thing so I really enjoy this.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/19/2014. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense dark tan head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood smoke, bourbon, toasted oak, dark bread, light char, and oak/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, smoke, and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood smoke, toasted oak, bourbon, dark bread, light char, and oak/smokey earthiness. Slight roast/oak bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood smoke, toasted oak, bourbon, dark bread, light char, and oak/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, smoke, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged imperial porter style. All around great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, smoke, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. The bourbon barrel version seems to be more mellow and balanced than the rye barrel version in smoke and roasted malt flavors. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Five ounces for seven dollars at Tria Taproom in Philadelphia, served in a wine glass.

Appearance: 3.75 Dark, thick, rich. Barely any head. What you expect from a beer of this kind.

Smell: 5 WOW! Scotch, peat. Complexity, so much going on- smoke, acridity, vinous notes, coal. Stunning. Dirty chimney. Dark chocolate, cranberry, spice. Barrel, rye whiskey. Stunning.

Taste: 5.00 Bourbon, chocolate, truffles (Belgian bonbons), umami. Imagine a black-footed pig and one of the midgets from Willow foraging for truffles deep in the forests of Italy back in the 15th century. They are both sweaty, hungry and inspired, determined. They have walked through miles of dirty trails covered in mud, sprouting mushrooms and decaying tree parts. Their clothes are soaked in charcoal shadows from the fires they lit along the way. The pig and the midget are this beer.
Peaty finish, brown butter swirled around. A tad of mezcal as well, and spice from the rye.

Mouth: 4.00: Prickly, beautiful carbonation, well balanced. “Just the right amount of bubbles”. Medium body, full flavor. Nice smoke touch on the throat at the end of the sip, but never overwhelming. A little thin around the edges, that’s the only low point.

Overall: 5.00 Drinkability here is off the charts,. 14% but you can’t taste it. No booze at all. Smooth. A truly outrageous beer. Smoke, sweetness, barrel. So close to perfection!

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, 14% ABV (not that I'm niggling).

This beer pours a solid, light-diffusing black hole, with nothing evident at the southern fringes, and two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves a few minor instances of weak seaspray lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of edgy wet ashy smoke, cheap ouzo, typical Bourbon barrel notes - boozy rye, boozy vanilla, boozy caramel, and yep, boozy wood - Hershey's chocolate syrup, musty treacle, bloated black orchard fruit, understated bready caramel malt, and faintly bitter earthy, weedy hops. The taste is much less smoky, with the milk chocolate, creamed coffee, and licorice character predominating, even over the still heady Kentucky whiskey barrel astringencies (the very same ones from the nose, for expediency), a lessened charred dark fruitiness, some separate pipe tobacco ashiness, tame leafy, earthy hops, and a surprisingly subtle metallic booziness.

The carbonation is quite understated, and basically on furlough, or something, the body a dense, full-ass weight, and way more smooth than the purported ABV can suitably justify, with a tangible creaminess once cognitive dissonance completely kicks in. It finishes on the sweet side, what with the multifaceted caramel, cocoa, anise, and vanilla, all wrapped in a thin sheer of alcohol, and a trailing wisp of smoke. Et fin.

Like this, and a lot of other high-octane brews around the world, the initial impression leaves a lot to be desired, but once you settle in and get to know it, all is well (as far as you know). Yep, the flavours duly abound, so much so that the actual ABV is but a mirage, a moving target, and after a wee spell, a ghost in the system, not worth chasing, for any reason. Anyways - a kick-ass, incredible American BA Porter, is what I meant to say.

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3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: roasted malts, oak, and bourbon dominate with vanilla, caramel, and just a light aroma of smoke.

T: similar to the aroma, roasted malts with oak and bourbon dominate. Vanilla and burnt sugar come through next before a moderately boozy finish. The smoke comes through in the aftertaste.

M: thick body with low carbonation, this beer is thick and sticky and boozy.

O: a good beer, overall, though the bourbon is a bit overpowering compared to the rye whiskey version.

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4.99/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WARNING: If you do not enjoy dark ales, maybe avoid this sexy beast. This is a VERY bold beer, and not for the faint of heart. Highly recommended if you enjoy Belgian Quads or extreme, experimental Porters.

Appearance - Beautiful creamy brown/ beige head. Large pockets of coalescing bubbles form while allowing this to warm. A dark brown, almost black elixir! Head retention is impressive, too.

Smell - Seriously incredible. Butterscotch, vanilla bean, butter, subtle peat moss, figs, caramel, licorice, smoke, wood, prunes, cream/ milk, molasses, bitter hops (hard to distinguish).

Taste - Fig jam, butterscotch, milk chocolate, hazelnut, licorice root, whiskey/ bourbon (obvious given all the barrel aging), overripe plums, dry smokey wood notes, subtle peat moss (similar to lightly peated scotches such as Oban or Laphroaig), fermented blackberries, molasses, roasted malts, rich barley, all tied together with a deep alcoholic burn...which is fuckin' superb. SO much going on here. Again, not for the faint of heart. An incredibly succulent and smokey finish. It's somewhat shocking to think that the booze is barely noticeable at 14% abv, even under all the layered flavor.

Mouthfeel - Excellent carbonation. Very lively and bubbly, yet still thick and syrupy. Smooth and velvety on the palate. Super soft and sticky, like toffy.

Overall - This is easily one of my favorite dark ales of all time, hands down. It is an incredible experience every sip. Also, I should mention, this is definitely a beer worthy of pairing food. Perhaps a medium rare steak or a sharp cheese. Speaking of pairings, while drinking this bottle I decided to open some aged cheddar from Balderson. Overall, this is also a bottle in need of commitment. It is the equivalent to that of a bottle of wine, which also warrants pairing food with it and milking it slowly. To sum this brew up in a few words: complex, deep, hearty, and rich. Definitely a trip!

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Smoky beers aren't my "thing" and I sometimes have gone so far as to avoid trying them, but the Smoking Woods are hard to say "no" to. Tried the bourbon barrel-aged one last weekend for the first time. I prefer this one over the rye barrel-aged version.They're similar, but for whatever reason I enjoyed this one more than the rye BA beer.

I gave this a 4.5 on Untappd, but in retrospect it probably lies somewhere between a 4-4.25, with 4.25 being the most I could give it. (I rounded up on UT.) I remember this beer being smooth, easy-to-drink (it's a sipper, though) and interesting. Would like to try some more sometime, but won't go out-of-my-way.

4 stars + change. Good stuff.

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