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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2398) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. The beer is black with a thick, mocha colored head. The aroma offers smoke, roast, oak, booze, bread, salt, campfire, burning meats. The taste is equally complex. Nice smoke flavor mingling well with a bold and assertive bourbon character. Full bodied and rich. A bit sweet. Alcoholic warmth in the finish. A solid beer from The Bruery. Worth a try.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy smoke, moderate bourbon, wood, rye, light black licorice, and alcohol. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate sweet chocolate, caramel, and molasses. The finish has moderate smoke, bourbon, black licorice, rye, and oak. Itís full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (551) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Dark brown pour with light tan head and nice legs. Aroma of bourbon, campfire, and roasted meat. Taste follows with smokey peat, sweet bourbon, and fire roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1591) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Taylor. A ton of booze in the nose. Of course. A light smokiness but not overpowering. Taste is booze and chocolate with a touch of roast. Solid. A lot less smoke than I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (701) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Dark, thick pour. Big syrupy maple bourbon sweet aroma. Thick sticky bourbon syrup sweet and a nice amount of smoke. @ good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, lightly smoked malts, some roast and chocolate from the malts, and light caramel. Flavor the same with a great blend of bourbon, the lightly smoked malts, and dark malts. Smooth texture. A good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is black with some ruby tints around the edge. Aroma is of smoke, bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor has more coffee present with some campfire and booze added in. Sweet and dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has dark fruits, roasty caramelized brown sugars and subtle but firm smoke. Flavor has mild boozy bourbon, great sweet roastiness and awesome smoke!! Fuck!! Mouthfeel is foreplay and the finish is sex.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (154) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Pours a lovely dark chocolate body with a mocha head. Smells of bourbon and smoked malt. Tastes of sweet malt with a nice smokey flavor thatís offset with the bourbon. Goes down easy with a hint of a bite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Black pour, khaki head. Smoke, vanilla, alcohol, wood, bbq, bourbon, wow. Great palate, heavy smoke, vanilla, bourbon, beef, more smoke, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, thick black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of thick bourbon, oak, vanilla, slight booze, nice dark chocolate, smoke notes in there balance, hints of coffee, roast as well. Taste is a mix of thick chocolate, coffee, roast into a nice smoke, spicy middle, the bourbon and oak come through with hints of vanilla, finishing sweet, slightly dry. Tasty.


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