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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2750) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
750 ml bottle (2014, 13% ABV) poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours dark brownish black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of whiskey, caramel, smoke. Tastes of dark chocolate, whiskey, rye, caramel, some booze, smoke. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Oily syrupy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Rye whiskey seems to overpower some of the other flavors. Definitely better than the infected 2012 bottle I had previously.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
2012 bottle from backlog. Black with a light brown head. Aroma: creamy chocolate, smoked sausage, whiskey, toffee. Taste: salty licorice, roasted, creamy chocolate, whiskey, smoky, toffee. Medium-bodied, smooth. Very tasty this one..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9593) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2014
Trübes dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Rauch, Holz, Röstmalz, reife Früchte, genauso ist auch der Geschmack, klasse Bier!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (2598) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2460) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2332) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1621) - ’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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1584) - 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.

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