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The Bruery Smoking Wood - Bourbon Barrel

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, wood, oak, smoke, alcohol, bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, chocolate, smoke. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120616]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small ran head. Aroma is roasted malty and light liqourice. Sweet, toasted malty and light tarish. Dark roasted malty, tarish. Lingering dark maltyband hard roasted malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (33420) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes smoke, bourbon, roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, bourbon, and smoke, leading to a dry smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle at Papsř. Pitch black coloured with a small beige eha.d Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel and smoke. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits and smoke. Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of thagr81_us. Pours an opaque black with close to no head. Heavy, sweet dark dried fruit in the nose combined with sticky, greasy smoke. Very rich body, roasty, chocolatey, heavy smoke with a malt bitter finish. Quite some booze in the finish. 160612

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle @ Papsř. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted smoky bourbon caramel aroma. Roasted malty smoky chocolate woody bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
30th April 2015
Bigger tasting at Ronny’s flat, Copenhagen. Opaque black - brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts, trace of paint like ester. Some alcohol heat but not too much considering. Dry cocoa. Modest smoke. Little fruity bourbon. Smooth airy finish. Fairly easy going for it’s abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
Tasting at Papsř’s
Black color, small brown head. Nice aroma of old wood, tobacco, chocolate; wonderful. Good body; it has a very good chocolate flavor, with some roasted malt, tar, leather, tobacco, some residual sweetness, delicate smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (17461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle shared at the Craft Beer Co. - Clerkenwell, London, many, many thanks to Bruce! Pours oily black with a foamy, beige cream head. Burnt wood nose, some hard alcohol, bourbon. Big sweet flavor, loads of dark malt character, tar, scorched wood, salty pork and bacon, rich smoke, molasses and dark chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish rife with smokey ham, raisins, chocolate, moderate bitter earth. Pervasive smoke in here, some burnt meats, light salt. Very rich but not over the top in terms of smokiness or sweetness. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (16898) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Bottle at the pre-CBC tasting in Copenhagen 150430. Black beer with a small beige/brownish head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, woody, some rye bread. Malty roasted flavor, grassy, citrus, chocolate, licorice, cocoa, smoked, warming alcohol, vinous, soot notes.

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