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Collaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire - The Bruery

Collaboration Series: Mrs. StoutfireCollaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire

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87
very good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
For our first local collaboration beer of 2013, we teamed up with our good friends at Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach, CA. We've worked with these folks on a number of small batch brews, beer dinners and general shenanigans for many years and it was really exciting to sit down and work on a full scale project with them for the first time. What we ended up with is an imperial smoked stout, but of course it wasn't that simple. We smoked our own malt on the same smoker and with the same blend of three different woods that Beachwood uses for their award winning BBQ - apple, white oak and pecan. We then aged the beer on those same three types of wood. The resulting stout is hearty and wonderful, balancing the rich, meaty smokiness with the sweetness of the malt.

(Beer added by: ngeunit1 on 03-29-2013)
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750ml into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears black in color with a dark brown head. Some stringy lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives. Some dark brown and reddish hue is seen through the edges.

The aroma is smoky and lightly phenolic like plastic. It is kinda similar to the character pete sonetimes imparts. Plenty of roasty chocolate, earth, tobacco, anise and raisins blend with the smokiness.

The taste is bitter and roasty like charred grain. Notes of anise, leather, earth and a solid pete-like smokiness that has some phenolic plastic quality into the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and decent with the smoke being subtle and enjoyable but the phenolics are not that great. Funny enough, if you focus on the plastic this beer is almost bad...but if you try to ignore it, there are lots of pleasant nuance. As a side note, I think aging this on wood chips hurt the beer by augmenting the harshness.

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Collaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.