Mrs. Stoutfire
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
3.88 | pDev: 11.08%
Nov 13, 2019
Mar 29, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: For our first local collaboration beer of 2013, we teamed up with our good friends at Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach, CA. We've worked with these folks on a number of small batch brews, beer dinners and general shenanigans for many years and it was really exciting to sit down and work on a full scale project with them for the first time. What we ended up with is an imperial smoked stout, but of course it wasn't that simple. We smoked our own malt on the same smoker and with the same blend of three different woods that Beachwood uses for their award winning BBQ - apple, white oak and pecan. We then aged the beer on those same three types of wood. The resulting stout is hearty and wonderful, balancing the rich, meaty smokiness with the sweetness of the malt.
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours black with brown head 3/7", some excellent retention and appearance here. Aroma is practically the most roasted malt you could possibly envision. Is there some smoked wood here too? WE WANT THE SMOKE! Anyways, man there is just a ton of roasted barley and like no adjuncts to this. Just moar malt and moar fire.

Taste, yeah man, roasted malt. How many times can I type that in this review? Its really all about the roasted malt. Hides the alcohol well. Shit, I think they roasted malt that displaced alcohol. Roasty smoke all over this. So much bitterness via roasted malt. Roasted wood, roasted malt. I dunno how much longer I can stretch by belaboring the heavily roasted malt and smoked wood. Break this out for all your cigar and smoke beer friends. Take it camping, it will fit in there. There's a lot of wood and a lot of roasted malt to dive into here, and the depths are quite deep. Bring friends.
Nov 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - Look is dark roast coffee black, not sludgy thick and not watery. Head and carbonation are very frothy with a dense 2 finger cappuccino colored head.

S - smell is musty malt, light roast, dark chocolate, sweet cream/half and half sort of aromas are in there. The smoke is peaty and iodine forward like an islay scotch but not intense. Overall a pretty tame smelling smoked stout.

T - oh damn. Campfire woody smoke and bitter dark malt. This reminds me of the first time I had storm king stout with extra smokiness. As it warms the smoke is equal parts peaty and equal parts bacony/campfire/meaty.

F - feel is solid. Nice and rich and not overly carbonated. Its held up quite well over the many years its aged.

O - nice beer. Not life changing but as a smoked beer fanatic it had been on my bucket list and I'm not at all disappointed by it.
Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle poured into a teku
Bottled 2/15/13
Bottle #812/813

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger khaki head that eventually reduces to a ring around the edge of the glass

S- aroma opens with a nice base of smoked malt, giving notes of dried pork, campfire smoke & some oaky notes. Undertones of chocolate, raisins, bandaids & char

T- smoked malt leads the way, providing notes of campfire smoke, cured ham & char. Mid-palate brings out some chocolate notes, as well as tobacco & anise. The finish brings our dark fruit and lingers of burnt malt and smoke

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into the finish

O- still plenty of smoke to be found, with some nice chocolate and dark fruit undertones. A solid choice for fans of smoked beers
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Nov 20, 2016
Rated: 2.3 by mothman from Minnesota

Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by mikepcarney from Ohio

Aug 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by Kevinpitts from Illinois

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by Claydoe4 from California

Jun 23, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sampled at Boise’s 2014 Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. Everything you'd expect forma Bruery beer.
Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by Furlinator from California

May 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by dddddddd from Washington

Dec 16, 2015
Rated: 4 by kmanjohnson from California

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by ToadiesForCody from Minnesota

Oct 27, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by Domvan from Texas

Sep 15, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by Homebrew from Connecticut

Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by Mersh from Connecticut

Jul 26, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by MilwaukeeBeerMaker from Wisconsin

Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by JayPeso from California

Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 4.32 by kbuzz from North Carolina

Jun 07, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by MisterKilderkin from California

May 08, 2015
Rated: 3.97 by shredder83 from Illinois

May 05, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by swanfungus from California

Apr 05, 2015
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Rated by AuntBea from Illinois

2.59/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Didn't care much for this beer at the Chicago Beer festival.
Mar 23, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by boredalready from Massachusetts

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Mar 19, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 11, 2015
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Rated by SierraFlight from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Beechwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Less smokey than I had been warned. Paired really well with oxtail sandwich.
Mar 03, 2015
Rated: 4 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Feb 05, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by BT_Bobandy from Ohio

Feb 02, 2015
Rated: 4 by t2grogan from Arizona

Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by enelson from Illinois

Jan 15, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Dec 25, 2014
Rated: 3.84 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by tectactoe from Michigan

Nov 12, 2014
Rated: 3 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Raziel313 from California

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