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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.”

kegbear's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Tap at The Bruery tasting room. Black pour with tan head. Aroma of smoke , bacon. Tastes of malty smoked bacon, chocolate and caramel. Nice velvety and creamy texture. A great smoked beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4117) - 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 (3681) - 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 (11463) - 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 (6399) - 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 (2851) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5330) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Courtesy of rayl101

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, caramel, light molasses, and faint smoke. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a two finger tan head that eventually fades to a thick film. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, molasses, and a touch of caramel. The finish has light-moderate roasted malt, light smoke, and a touch of coffee. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7773) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Taste from a bottle at phaleslu’s Weird Beers Tasting. Very dark brown, near black color. Thin light brown bubbly head. Great big smokey savory aroma. Dark chocolate, heavy roast, some chocolate. Moderate to bigger bitterness, mild hint of tart. Light to moderate sweet. Alcohol works well. Good roast, coffee. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Good chewy texture. Lightly slick finish. Pretty awesome smoked imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (435) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle - pours black w/ light tan head. Smoky bacon aroma. Dark rich chocolate, smoke, and chalky. I love bacon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Not sure how they smoked this, but I’ve had others WAY smokier than this. It’s actually a nice, if mellow, stout, especially for the strength, but the name left us wanting more. I DID only have a 4 oz sample, but I have a 750 at home and will revisit one o these days... Two bottles later...one of the rare ocassions not only where the bottle is better, but significantly better. Still super smooth and easy at 9.5%, but the smoke is more obvious and complex in the bottle than that first time on tap. Very nice."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (2579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
From notes, consumed on 7/20/2013. 750 ml bottle into a snifter. Black with a finger of tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of bacon, smoke, light caramel. Tastes of smoke, chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla, some spices. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

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