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Smoking Wood - Coffee | The Bruery

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4.17/5
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99 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Smoke Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
99
pDev:
8.87%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 6
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Photo of benbking
4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

i once referred to Bourbon County Coffee with a year of age as Liquid Chocolate Sex.
Given my previous words and my preference to a wee bit of smoke, a growler of this is a liquid chocolate 3 way.

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Photo of warnerry
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -7%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark and rich with tiny tan head. Black oil like. No lacing.

Nose features rich roasted mocha and some chocolate covered nuttiness.

Taste is similar. Was expecting more smoke but there is a refined charred edge flavor to the grain and coffee towards the end. Rich dark chocolate and coffee flavors mask the alcohol well. Incredibly smooth with no carbonation. Dangerously drinkable at the ABV, seriously.

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Photo of Shawner
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of augustgarage
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the brewery in Placentia. Served in a tulip.

Seal brown, opaque body with a buff color crescent of foam around the rim. Vague retention, though the bubbles linger. No lacing or even legs.

Aroma is well integrated, and surprisingly light. Tobacco, roast malt, coffee, cocoa, butterscotch, and notes from their signature yeast strain.

Sweet and deeply malty - chocolate, cherry, brown bread, loam, vanilla, and light smoke on the palate. A little tart in the finish - bright and fruity with a final whisper of ash.

Medium-bodied, creamy, warming, but not hot (even at 13%!). Mellow tannins, no astringency.

Smoke and coffee are both present but very subdued - the well balanced stout-like base beer is unique, potent, and a treat on its own though, which saves the overall impression.

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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Coffee, vanilla, some oak, little bit of leather, some smoke and well balanced, a huge improvement over the base beer.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Smoking Wood - Coffee from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 99 ratings