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The Bruery / Beachwood BBQ Mrs. Stoutfire

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Imperial Stout
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
9.5% abv, best enjoyed within 2 years - This beer will see extremely limited distribution in Southern California.

From The Bruery:

“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.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. Pours deep dark brown in the glass with only a small brown filmy top. Really smoky nose with chocolate and cocoa. This is how I like my smoked! Blended with coffee roasted malts and chocolate!. Bacon and ham. Smells quite nice this! More smoky bacon in the taste. Really nice. Soft prickling and oily in the mouth. Roasted, some cardboard towards the beefy tail. Tasty. 15.06.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11641) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2016
This brew is an inky black color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and chocolate. Medium to full body with flavors of burnt malt, fudge, earthy hops and wood. The finish is smokey with a woody and malty aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, wood, roasted malt, and cocoa. Flavor of wood, chocolate, smoke, roasted/burnt grain, and toffee with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5296) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2015
750ml bottle in a taster. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted and smoked malts, chocolate and coffee, and some dough. Flavor the same. Smoother texture. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (450) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Large milk chocolate head. I get a slight bit of bourbon and mostly chocolatly goodness. I was hoping for more smokiness but not so much in my bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle @ home, tfs vaiz! Aroma is smokey molasses, chocolate, peat, caramel, some fruity notes. Very promising. Flavour is bitter roasty and smokey liquorice, chocolate and malt. Also caramel, spices, this and that. LRAB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at home. Aged two years. Black pour, solid tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, molasses, wood and some burnt malts. Flavor is quite bitter and roasted. Huge body and subtle carbonation. Still only a bit sweet. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an averge frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate roasted malt, wood with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9141) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have chocolate malts, some milk some dark, smoked wood, fruit, roasted, very interesting some peat comes in late, I like this quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Black body, inky & dark with a thick, bubbly, porous, long-lasting tan head capping it off. Sweet liquid smoke aroma, mild smoked meat with a campfire essence, beachwood, faint maple syrup, chunky chocolate, & a solid base of roasted malt & coffee beans. Big-time earthy smoke & chocolate malt flavor; charcoal, ash, & smoked wood with an undercurrent of light sweetness, almost syrupy. Old, smoked out campfire wood finish with some very dense, highly bitter cocoa beans & roast. Medium-heavy body with a solid presence.

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