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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Smoked Imperial Rye Porter aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels. A rich porter layered with rye spiciness and earthy smoke, caramel-like flavors, roasty malt and oaky deliciousness.
Brewed with beachwood and cherrywood smoked malt, and aged in rye whiskey 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. This is one of our favorite beers at the moment, we hope you agree.
2011: 10% ABV
2012: 13% ABV


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerardgathier (509) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (939) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet with licorice, roasted malts, alcohol and a very soft smokiness. Taste has more smoke than the aroma with dark chocolate, some coffee, vanilla and a medium bitterness. Over medium body, soft to medium carbo. Nice stuff, although it could have a bit more smoke.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (2559) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
One of the best beers I ever had. It has smoked malt, roasted malt, some oak, some nice spicy rye and a delicious aging that gives the beer a fine vanilla depth. Great parts, with an even greater sum. Grandiose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: bourbon, smoked, nice. TASTE: bourbon, sweet, smoked aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a small tan head that quickly dissipates. The aroma has light smoke and tons of whiskey and wood. The taste has a nice hickory smoke, alcohol, some toasted marshmallow. Good in a small dose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1573) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a dark brown beer with a good tan bubbling head. Smells smoked, ash, rye. Tastes peated, rye. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1516) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, crème iets smoked. Smaakt vol, vanille, alcohol en rook. Beetje kruiden. Bbq.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pour is pitch black with a tiny brown head that doesn’t last. Huge barrel character on the nose, lots of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, a hint of oak, a little roastiness, nice spicy notes, and a subtle hint of smoke. More of the smokiness comes out on the taste, bacon like flavor, sweet dark fruits, caramel, oak, and a somewhat unpleasant soy sauce flavor I can’t seem to get past. This beer smelled so rich and delicious, but I don’t feel the taste quite lived up to that. Cool idea though, I would like to try more smoked barrel aged beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (865) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
Thanks to HisBoyElroy. It smells very woody and marshmallow campfire like. A lot of caramel and flavor. Very smooth. Definitely want to try again. Another solid brew by The Bruery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (955) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours dark brown with a little coarse brown head, settles quickly with almost no lace. Aroma is huge whiskey, sweet oak, smoke, beechwood, cured meat, with toffee, nutty, and caramelized sugar tones. Aroma is similar to Batch 3 Uncle Jacob’s. Flavor is caramelized sugar, toffee, smoke, lightly salty, sweet whisky and oak, fading into a toasted malt, smoked meat finish and aftertaste. Barrel works well with the smokiness. Aroma and flavor open and develop as it warms. Soft carbonation, medium-light body, surprisingly thin, smooth texture, and mildly warm finish.


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