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The Bruery Smoking Wood - Rye Barrel

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown almost black pour with a small tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is smokey malts, oak, rye whiskey, and a touch of molasses. Flavor is super smokey. Tons of oak, smoked malts, and rye whiskey notes. Abv is very well hidden. Pricey but this was delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Dark black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, and smoke. The flavor is chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, and some smoke. This is very sweet and boozy over smoky. Palate is thick and boozy. Overall nice beer in small amounts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Deep burnt sienna , like molasses. No head. Charcoal wood nose. Intense. Thick and silky chocolate berry taste. Smoked finish building up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
No head. Looks like flat Coke. Big thick middle made of sweet molasses. Light smokey taste. Overall an awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6383) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
This one poured a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of lots of smoke, whiskey, and dark chocolate and roast. Flavor was heavy smoked mats, good but of whiskey and chocolate. Good, but sweeter and hotter than the bourbon one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Dark reddish-brown just shy of black, aroma is whiskey, alcohol, and smioke, taste uis the same. Finish is lingering mesquite barbecue. Incredible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Itís really hard to say definitively if this is just shy of the awesomeness of the bourbon smoking wood. I had the tap version of that at a 4.6 and the slightly meatier bottle version a 4.4 or so. This isnít quite as smooth as the bb version on tap, not as meaty as the bb bottled. Yet another great beer from the Bruery either way. Slight smoke, chocolate, roast, whiskey...very nice."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zvsn (1679) - ISRAEL - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle at The Bruery tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Deep brown almost opaque black with a small tan head. Very rich aroma of chocolate, roasted barley, peat, coffee, vanilla, oak, soya and carobs. Taste - sweet, roasty flavors with chocolate, coffee and caramel notes, prunes, licorice, vanilla and smoky undertones, very complex and well balanced. Rather full bodied, syrupy and sticky on palate, smooth mouthfeel. Getting better and interesting while warms up. Can sip this beer all night long. Wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sunni05 (33) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
WOW!!! That's all I can say! Nice wood aroma...the smell of barrels. I've never had rye whiskey before but this could make me try it. Nice smoky flavor. You can taste the alcohol as you sip. Warms the throat for sure. I'll buy more of this while it's still around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayaron (1430) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Dark black with quickly diminishing low brown head. Great aroma of blue cheese, dark chocolate, woody, licorice, vanilla. Very complex flavor, vanilla, smoked malt, dark chocolate, soya, licorice. Mouthful and creamy. Heavy body. Sweetish aftertaste. Amazing beer!

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