Collaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire | The Bruery

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Collaboration Series: Mrs. StoutfireCollaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ngeunit1 on 03-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 2/15/13. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours black with a huge, frothy two and a half finger tan head. The head sticks around for a while before fading to a thin film with a thicker halo. Laces well.

Smells sweet and smokey with woodsy vanilla, roast malts, a little smoke and faint sugar.

Taste is a smooth blend of burnt dark chocolate, oaky smoke, slight vanilla, creamed coffee, sweet raisins, mildly cooked caramel and a pretty strong kick of boozy heat. Just a tad too much alcohol

Full, creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Char and alcohol finish.

Despite the booze heat this is a nice smoked stout. Enjoyable blend of wood and smoke with a good mixture of other flavors. Worth a try, particularly for anyone wanting a smoked stout with morw to ot that just smoke.

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look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Tasted like I fell asleep drunk next to a nasty camp fire, smoked isn't my gig but in my opinion there are far better representatives out there. Looks like a delicious stout, smells like a 4 day camp fire, taste like a log that just wouldn't burn. I tap out and yes I'm a quitter, I love Beachwood but this is horrible.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours pitch black with a tight carbonation bubbles that rise to a one finger dark tan head.

S - Definitely a smokey quality to the aroma. Roasted malts and the base wood it was aged on peaks through. Vanilla and milk chocolate and there, but quiet.

T - Smokey roasted malts, milk chocolate, raw wood and may'be a touch of dark fruits. To me, the nose was a bit more complex.

M - Medium bodied and low carbonation. Smooth but is slightly cloying.

O - Awesome, complex nose. Taste is great, but not as complex. For a stout, the body should be a bit bigger. Overall, well done and interesting beer to drink.

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Collaboration Series: Mrs. Stoutfire from The Bruery
3.92 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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