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Ebony And Oak | The Bruery

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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
144
pDev:
25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
6
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Photo of Ristaccia
3.84/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshBrews
4.75/5  rDev +50.3%
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!

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Photo of Benjiehorn
1.38/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Infected and almost undrinkable, but that was expected.

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3.79/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akang
1.5/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Opened a bottle, it was infected.

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3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

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3.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
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!

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

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1/5  rDev -68.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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Ebony And Oak from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 144 ratings
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