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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
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 884 |  Reviews: 172
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

Photo of SerialTicker
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Clubhouse BFD in Rochester, Michigan.

Bruery keeps killing it. Molasses with dark roasted malt and coffee on the front end with an ashy finish. The woody, oaky, vanilla finish on it is incredible. Lots of depth, great feel, very little alcohol warmth (it's hidden well as a whole). Bold and delicious. I need more of this.

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Photo of TBonez477
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown pour, with over an inch of lighter brown head. Aroma was a sturdy amount of . . . you guessed it smoke and wood. And bourbon. Sticky. Boozy.

Taste can sometimes be too much. But if I'm camping, its like the smoke is just right. Really just depends. Polarizing beer for sure. Big booziness along with the smoke, a very sticky viscosity. You feel like you're still tasting this the next day. Decent in very small quantities.

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Photo of Claydoe4
4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerDrinkingRhino
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alucard
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrborchert74
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msscott1973
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekE4750
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AIFeldstein
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of retry4z
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good but didn't blow me away. Has a medium body and wood taste, but the complexity is just not there.

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Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waking11
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Heavy whiskey on the nose. Caramel that fades toward the finish leaving a slight smokiness. On tap at Venice Ale House.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: Very dark, opaque brown. decent tan head on the pour that settles to a collar.
smell: Rich, smoky wood, malt and whiskey. Huge, rich nose.
taste: much like the nose. Full, rich, woody, vanilla with an interesting blooming finish.
overall: Outstanding.

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