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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


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RATINGS: 387   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5006) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2014 Bottle Ridiculously rich deep dark brown body with a black body and a thick, three centimetre tall rich brown body. Aroma of tons of rye, molasses, brown sugar,prunes and tons of roasted malt. Full-bodied; Super strong rye flavour with a lot of specialty grains, some pungent squash and rich alcohol notes coupled with a large spice and especially strong sugar flavour with the molasses by far the strongest flavour throughout with a lot of rye notes and a ton of smoked malt notes. Overall, a very strong beer with a very rich flavour and a super strong finish. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Argonaut Liquors in Denver, Colorado from haddon90 on 10-May-2014 sampled with him on 07-June-2014 - Thanks Phil!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a thick tan head. Real thick vanilla aroma with whiskey notes. Rye malt as well. Incredible taste. Such complex flavors. Whiskey, vanilla, brown sugar, and toffee come to mind. Very, very rich. Some molasses as well. An incredible beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1926) - - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola with little head. Aroma is bourbon barrel, roast and chocolate. Taste follows and adds substantial smoke and umami. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2860) - 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 (1639) - 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 (9866) - 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 (949) - 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 (2645) - 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 (2488) - 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.

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