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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Brewed with beachwood and cherrywood smoked malt, and aged in bourbon barrels, Smoking Wood is a delicious demonstration of what wood has to offer when it comes to beer. This imperial smoked porter is brewed with a hefty amount of rye malt, contributing to a full body and light spiciness. Toasty oak, caramel and vanilla flavors balance the smokiness, contributing to an intense yet refined flavor profile.
The previous release of Smoking Wood was aged in rye whiskey barrels while this more limited version was aged in bourbon barrels, contributing a different nuance to the already complex ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tightslice (212) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Mollie Stone’s in San Mateo, CA. Pours a thick, black sludge with a tiny chocolate head. Aroma is bourbon, smoked oak, vanilla, licorice. Mouthfeel is sticky, chewy, oily. Taste is SWEET, some smoke, chewy licorice, burnt caramel, some burn. Drank this with a cigar which is highly recommended... otherwise this would have been far too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6588) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with lots of bourbon-induced vanilla. The bourbon tones the smoke down a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Where and how: bottle 750 ml 2014 edition
Aromaheavy feel of bourbon, west coast hops, molasses and alcohol. Alcohol dryness evident which is hard to hide at 14%.
Appearance :
Top: espresso like tanned top, rings on glass.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium plus bodied.
Taste: cola, molasses with balancing heat. Sweet backing. Mild smoky vibe. Rounded and depth of rye. Finish accented by vanilla.
other notes hefty yet solid sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IvoR (70) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma is of chocolate with smoke, caramel, and a strong hint of alcohol. Flavor is similar: hot chocolate meets alcohol. The only downside for me is that it’s very packed with alcohol (14% abv) which makes it less drinkable. Otherwise, very very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1495) - - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Black with a 1 finger mocha head. Aroma is bakers chocolate, soy sauce and bourbon barrel. Taste follows and adds light smoke, charred malt, fudge and marshmallow. Rich sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is well-hidden. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at Beercraft. It pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aorma is nice with a good balance of smoke and caramel with some vanilla and Copenhagen chaw. The flavor is tobacco, bourbon and smoke. Very syrupy and alcoholic. The level of smoke intensity is nice, but the strong alcohol distracts the palate. Pretty good otherwise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2028) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle: Black & oily with almost no head; thin, tan colored ring only. Aroma with a nice, smoked bacon vibe, hickory smoked meats, mild peat, charred wood, spicy oak, a smooth bourbon layer, a touch of campfire sweetness, & a faint bit of soy on the back-end. Heavy porter notes in the flavor. Lots of rye-like dryness, roasted & burnt malt, bittersweet cocoa nibs, moderate bourbon warmth, campfire smoked wood, ashy char, & a combo of mildly sweet liquid smoke & molten brown sugar towards the finish. Lingers with a big booziness, roast, & smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma: Smoke, Sweet and Boozy Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Dark Smokey Chocolate Malts, Semi Boozy Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Boozy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
6oz draft pour. Dark, perhaps black color with a dark tan head. Aroma was smoke notes, roasted, perhaps burnt malts, some oak notes. Smoky meat character. Booze is noticeable. Flavor is similar, with notes of smoke, oak notes, burnt malts. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2312) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle dark pour with brown edges, small tan head. Smell of vanilla and casky bourbon. Taste is vanilla caramel and a bit of chocolate. Noticeable alcohol burn. Good but high powered

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