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BEER INFO

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

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2014 Vintage is 14% ABV

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 03-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
637
Reviews:
116
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
238
For Trade:
29
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Ratings: 637 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayPeso
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jworkman
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MCano
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is a very dark brown, smell is very woody with strong hints of smoke and bourbon. Taste is very smokey up front but thats balanced out by a sweetness and slow bourbon burn on the backside, the alcohol content is obvious with the heat at the end if each sip, but somehow this beer isnt overpowering in any way, g or a smoked beer its very well balanced. Bruery dont seem to make bad beers, this is another excellent one.

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Photo of Roguer
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brew, clear at the edges, with a brown head with OK retention.

Boozy bourbon and chocolate aroma. Sweet cane sugar comes to mind. Typical big Bruery beer.

Smooth on the palate; lots of wood and bourbon, with tons of smoked wood (not meaty) on the back-end. Dry Baker's chocolate and brown sugar. A touch sour.

A little hot, but not overly so, especially for the ABV. Smooth and sticky; a real sipper.

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Photo of BEER88
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phigg1102
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nothing wrong with this beer. Me likey, me likey, me likey long time.. Sorry I don't know what got into me. Pitch black pour with a very thin mocha cap. Coffee and chocolate and of course bourbon in the aroma. Bourbon in the taste, in the best possible non-overpowering way. Great balance for a BA, more should try and obtain this type of balance. Thick pleasant mouthfeel that carries all the great roasty toasty flavors.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin. 5oz served in a minisnifter.

Similar to the coffee and vanilla variant, pours a dark brown body with a half finger offwhite head. Some lacing, minimal retention. Smells of hefty bourbon, a bit of char, sweet brown sugar and molasses. On the cleaner side, more simple but it comes together better. Flavour is an intense combination of bourbon, char, molasses, caramel. It's a very sweet beer, and you can appreciate how it all comes together. Still, I found it to be a bit too sweet for me. Mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, lower carbonation, slightly syrupy consistency, a big beer with a fair bit of heat to it. Better than the coffee and vanilla variant, but still too sweet and intense for me. The char doesn't come anywhere near cutting the sweetness of the beer.

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Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcasher
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow! 1st off this is a $30 beer in a bomber bottle. It tastes like it was aged in a single malt scotch barrel from Islay or was brewed with smoked peet. The mouthfeel is fantastic in its heavy depth. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Beer_Nye
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of floridadrift
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A BCS counter-part this year with no rye character. Just a light layer of smoke and bourbon barrels but they've perfected this recipt to its finish. Its like BCS but much bigger in alcohol content and just as smooth. A slow sipper on a cold night. Pitch black in body with somewhat of a quickly dissipated head after it warms up. Lots of caramel, vanilla, some smoke that blends with the barrel and a roast-oak finish. Really nice.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlee922
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WiggyKGB
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged from The Bruery
4.12 out of 5 based on 637 ratings.
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