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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.06/5
Exceptional
884 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
884
pDev:
12.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
263
Trade:
31
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Ratings: 884 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of jakea
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikepcarney
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a deep black color porter with a nice medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of chocolate notes with some light smokey notes and some rye whiskey notes is pretty awesome. Taste is also a very well balanced mix of smokey notes with some rye whiskey notes, some woody notes, some black chocolate and plenty of residuals sugar notes. Body is full with nice creamy undertones and good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. I like how the smoke notes are well balanced against the other flavours. Very compel and one great nightcap.

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Photo of puftdank
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshBrews
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskis
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage bottle.

Pours very dark brown with a finger of a khaki colored head.

Aroma is of (you guessed it) smoke, molasses, carmel, light rye, roasted malts, oak, leather, light chocolate, smooth bourbon, and vanilla.

Taste follows the aroma closely. Get peat, smoke, spicy rye, some roasted malt, leather, chocolate, and smooth barrel characteristics (bourbon, light oak, and vanilla). These intense and aggressive flavors are balanced so well by the big carmel and molasses sweetness. The sweetness and age have played out nicely for this beer, as it tastes more like an 8% beer rather than a 13% one. Surprisingly complex.

High medium body. Slightly creamy, well carbonated, with a sticky and slick finish.

I'm not a fan of smoked beers at all, but this one is my only exception. The sweetness saves this beer tremendously, as it balances the aggressive smokey and spicy rye flavors and enhances the smooth barrel characteristics. Dangerously drinkable at 13%. Nicely done.

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Photo of Johnct
4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BYOFB
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like drinking a cigar

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Photo of RebornStussy
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allkindbuds
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Holy taste. Dark cherries perfume of molasses. Dislike beers like this but learning whiskey tones. Sorry it's not available but a way heavy flavor when needed. Righteous

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWood
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: dark with small head.

S: rye whiskey and malt.

T: definitely taste the smoked wood. Reminds me of bbq.

S: smooth and easy drink. I wish it was a little heavier.

O: solid beer. Definitely different with the smoked flavor.

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Photo of rudzud
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Split with JLindros. 2012 vintage

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a thin head that faded to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of stale smoke, light tannins, faint sweetness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, stale smoke, some meat smoke, super faint rye whiskey. Tastes past its prime.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was rather smokey, though past its prime.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of paulish
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YeastInception
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopkrid
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcloud2
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 884 ratings
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