Ebony And Oak | The Bruery

BA SCORE
77
okay
144 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Ebony And OakEbony And Oak
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by EgadBananas on 07-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
24.54%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Ristaccia
3.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshBrews
4.75/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this as a Preservation Member...was told about the risk of infection in this batch, so I chilled and opened almost immediately upon receiving. This was quite possibly one of the best Bruery beers I have ever had...such a depth of flavor (and no infection). Wish they would revisit it again...

Opened this back in 2013, just never got around to the review!

 364 characters

Photo of Benjiehorn
1.38/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Infected and almost undrinkable, but that was expected.

55 characters

Photo of nathanmiller
3.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akang
1.5/5  rDev -54%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Opened a bottle, it was infected.

33 characters

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bsling
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +38%

Photo of shoegueuze
3.4/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful, solid black brew with a nice, fairly thick tan head, with excellent retention.

Aroma is sharply sour, with big oak notes, dark fruit, and hinting at a wild flavor. Bourbon notes are very soft and subdued, as is any roastiness.

Flavor certainly has some significant sourness up front, but far more approachable than the aroma would have led you to guess. This fruity tartness is followed immediately by thick chocolatey waves of roasted barley, and finished off by a growing boozy sweetness from the bourbon. Oak and vanilla make appearances throughout.

There's a decent, tart sting up front, followed by a very smooth body. A little thin for a stout, even a BBA stout. A little alcohol heat on the back-end.

This is a low-ABV BBA stout with very nice sharply sour notes, but well, well below sour/wild ale/stout thresholds (e.g. Tart of Darkness). There's also no heat or metallic infection notes; it's just enough tartness to separate it from a regular BBA stout.

Unfortunately, the beer loses a few points on the overall flavor and feel; while it's very interesting, I want more STOUT in my stout!

 1,116 characters

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of stealth
4.5/5  rDev +38%

Photo of djtomain
1/5  rDev -69.3%

Photo of BuschLeagueOC
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of ezperkins2
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of EliotRosewater
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Joe_Mahma
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of yourefragile
1.75/5  rDev -46.3%

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of MichiganderHB
2/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of BG718
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kmoen
2/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of birchstick
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +22.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ebony And Oak from The Bruery
3.26 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe