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Collaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 28
Gots: 56 | FT: 7
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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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-14-2013 22:11:07 | More by moonknight31
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-14-2013 03:19:11 | More by brotherloco
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TomTown

Oregon

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a 750 mL into two tulip glasses.

Appearance is a wonderful pitch black shade with a nice dark brown head that stuck around for a while.

Smells definitively of wood, smoke, chocolate and roast but also had a distinct wet dog character in the nose that luckily did not carry over into the palette.

Tastes wonderful. Rich chocolate, and assertive roast character. A little boosy but at an acceptable level. Roast character melded beautifully with both the smoke and wood tones.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Very full and exactly what I want out of a big imperial stout.

Great beer. Would buy again, maybe for when it's a little colder out.

05-13-2013 19:08:33 | More by TomTown
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-13-2013 15:42:09 | More by leftstagebrew
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-12-2013 06:14:09 | More by CoryR
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mookihouse

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-11-2013 21:29:30 | More by mookihouse
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-11-2013 05:43:00 | More by zestar
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jdhugeloser

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-10-2013 20:32:40 | More by jdhugeloser
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Rjhami

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-10-2013 00:43:51 | More by Rjhami
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-10-2013 00:38:07 | More by ajzy
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DovaliHops

California

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours a dark, pitch black color with a large espresso-colored head that goes down slowly. Scent is packed with chocolate cocoa and coffee. There is definitely some smokiness, but not as much as I was expecting. Hints of salty meats with some roasted malt and more cocoa. Taste is initially chocolatey. Lots of chocolate and stout-like characteristics. Great malt character on the beer...this is a malty sensation! Pretty sweet with some meaty smoke flavors. Not nearly as smokey as I was expecting. I was thinking this thing was going to be a smoke bomb. More sweet than smokey. Mouthfeel could use a little more carbonation. The head makes it seem like it is highly carbonated, but the mouthfeel is a bit syrupy. Drinkability is fair, and ABV is well-hidden. Overall, this beer was more sweet than it was smokey. I was hoping for a perfected smoked beer, instead I got a tasty imperial stout with a hint of smoke.

05-09-2013 08:38:12 | More by DovaliHops
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OC_Beer_Fan

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-08-2013 06:10:48 | More by OC_Beer_Fan
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-06-2013 07:38:36 | More by Gobzilla
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-06-2013 01:53:44 | More by josephwa
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-05-2013 01:27:46 | More by mendvicdog
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-29-2013 05:46:43 | More by 2beerdogs
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CanisMajor

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

04-28-2013 19:19:30 | More by CanisMajor
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-26-2013 22:59:46 | More by ralphw56
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-26-2013 22:45:25 | More by Rollzroyce21
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-25-2013 13:34:45 | More by ShanePB
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-25-2013 01:55:07 | More by drummermattie02
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, smoked malt, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice smoke presence.

04-23-2013 03:13:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-23-2013 03:08:48 | More by Braz
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-16-2013 00:39:44 | More by Unchi
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Halcyondays

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-15-2013 04:40:53 | More by Halcyondays
Collaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.