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BEER INFO

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

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with beachwood and cherrywood smoked malt, and aged in rye whiskey barrels, Smoking Wood is a delicious demonstration of what wood has to offer when it comes to beer. This imperial smoked porter is brewed with a hefty amount of rye malt, contributing to a full body and light spiciness. Toasty oak, caramel and vanilla flavors balance the smokiness, contributing to an intense yet refined flavor profile.

Added by phichifiji00 on 11-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
883
Reviews:
171
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
263
For Trade:
32
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Ratings: 883 |  Reviews: 171
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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of challenja
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smoking wood served in a snifter at Church Key Dc
A:sacloth black dark cocoa with a disappearing brown frothslip
s:cherry sweet candied fig jam Venezuela milk frothed chocolate strong cherry oak resin
T:beautifully crafted candied fig jam smoked beechwood rye whisky barrel dry end junipers.
M: sweet medium bodied porter. Extremely smooth and silky. Juniper jam dry rye alcohol finish.
O: this is an artist's beer. Carefully crafted for the smokey beer nerd in you. Bruery bravo

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Jet Black and with an aggressive pour you get a mocha head about an inch that dissipates quickly

S: Get the wood upfront like a burned down campfire, maybe some barrel characteristics alcohol some vanilla

T: you get this nice sweet beautiful barrel aged stout/porter taste and then it washes away into what a smoldering campfire smells like. Which is quite amazing

M: this beer does well here nice thick viscous what you want out of a dark beer to chew it just lovely

O: I'm impressed. This isn't a beer I could drink a lot of but what it purports to do it does well. I'm curious as to what this beer would have been without the smoke, because I think there is an amazing barrel aged porter here sans smoked malt.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a FW tasting glass. Vintage 2014.

A: Pitch dark; much blacker than anticipated. Hint of head fades quickly. Black and opaque.

S: This smells like an Islay scotch. Rich, smoky, and present astringent alcohols. Hint of fruit. Toasted grain. God, this is smoky.

T/M: Oh my god. What joy! So rich, so sweet, so smoky. Enormous caramels. Rich malt. Gentle, waves of smooth-sweet booze. There is a savory quality amidst the sticky booze-malt that is obviously reminiscent of bacon.

O: An exceptional beer, that I am so glad I shelled out for. Highly recommended. An interesting, complex smoky-sweet-rich-deep-big-nice beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bucephalus123
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from bottle into a snifter.

A: Dark, opaque reddish-brown, with minimal coffee-colored head.

S: Malty, with sweet whiskey notes; not overwhelming. I was expecting a more pungent flavor.

T: More malt flavor with coffee and sweet vanilla. A smoky, very savory finish that lingers.

M: Medium.

Overall, an impressive and distinctive beer. It's not for every day, and it's not exactly a summer beer. Would likely be excellent with smoked cheese or fish.

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Photo of meangreenc
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Philvillani
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of coriswrasse
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle poured into two Biltmore house jam jars re-purposed to beer glasses. they act like great snifters fyi.

beer is thick oily and very dark. a very bright flashlight only reveals a thick chocolaty appearance with little dark color showing. very little head or carbonation.

nose is chocolate, molasses and booze.

taste is phenomenal. all of the above + extra goodness. really beefs up the appeal of the beer. mouth-feel is also very nice. sweet medium body. could be a little fuller but it does sit nicely on the tongue.

overall this is a high recommend.

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from a couple years ago. likely 2012

A: poured into a snifter to a deep black with a finger of dense light tan head that is quick to fade to a collar around the edge of the glass and leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of smoke, chocolate, and some vanilla and caramel from the barrel
T: taste is smoke with caramel, vanilla, chocolate and a slight coffee presence with more sweet smokyness and a slight woody quality. swallow is more smoke, some alcohol, wood, chocolate and rye whiskey flavors
M: this beer sits at about a medium on the palate with soft and slightly prickly carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: fairly smooth on the palate until the swallow and then it reminds you that it's a big beer with a bit of a burn and some bite. I picked up three bottles this year so it will be interesting to try it when fresh but it will probably be much less refined and a bit more rambunctious.

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