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Smoking Wood Rye Barrel Aged | The Bruery

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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:
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Reviews:
172
Ratings:
884
pDev:
12.56%
Bros Score:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally got around to drinking this, shared with Ricky and knocked us on our asses.

Pours a smaller but decent fizzy darker head, nice legs on the side, no light getting through the super dark beer.

Nose brings lots of smoke and dark malts, some char between roast, black malt and some of the smoke, camp fire smoke with almost Islay whisky like smoke but not really peat, smoldering wood chips, speaking of which nice wood and oak like aromas with some vanilla and toasted oak.malts also bring dark choc and caramelized molasses heavy sugars but not super sweet, nice black malt and roast overall, and some caramel and fluffy nougat.

Taste starts with dark malts, tons of them, some black malt, a little burnt acrid roast, even some bakers choc, caramel, little nougat, etc. Then smoke, nice smoke with campfire and smoking oak chips, with some smoked whisky like flavours, into some whisky, to get the rye I really have to dig but there's some whisky flavor more of a young whisky, with a nice but light toasted oak. Semi sweet with a little syrup, with some warming slightly fusel booze. Finish is long syrupy little sticky, some mild bitterness but lots of dark malts, little dark choc, more whisky and oak, and lingering slightly tannic charred smoke.

Mouth is full bod, thick little syrupy, lots if booze warmth esp in the throat, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, good smoke, nice whisky almost Islay like whisky, good dark malts lots of great dark malts, cocoa, toasted oak, etc, rye is very light but whisky is there. Overall way too boozy though and hard to drink much.

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

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger frothy mocha head with moderate retention. Beer is pitch black and opaque. Lacing is spotty and sparse with no cling. Thick legs. Solid and ominous.

Nose is booze, chocolate, cocoa, roast, smoke and prunes. Rich and enticing.

Opens sweet roast and smoke. Prunes and plum. Chocolate, molasses, oak and booze. Hot and rich in the middle. End is fudge and more roast. Chocolate and sweet dark fruit aftertaste. Nice.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Rich and heavy in the mouth and goes down hot and smooth. Finishes messy with a sticky, filmy aftertaste. Really good.

A real solid beer all the way around. From what I remember, this is a bit better than the bourbon version. Another reason why The Bruery should just stick to making high ABV, dark beers in my opinion.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy dark tan head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of extremely thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of smoked malts with definite notes of cherrywood (like I would get from a BBQ pit) with moderate to strong aromas of rye whiskey.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of smoked malts with notes of rye spiciness and cherrywood - slight notes of medicinal/iodine from the smoking but not as strong as in other examples. There are strong flavors of rye whiskey with some caramel and vanilla notes present and just a hint of oak barrel. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: For a 13% ABV beer, the alcohol is very well hidden other than the rye whiskey flavors/aromas. Definitely a strongly flavored beer that needs to be sipped slowly to be enjoyed. Reminds me a lot of good BBQ smoke... Might have matched really well with some smoked meats but unfortunately I finished last night's BBQ leftovers at lunch :(

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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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