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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
I had this from the bottle at a tasting at Total Wine in Laguna Hills, CA. This is a really nice, complex smokey beer. I enjoyed it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4481) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra#2. The aroma has peated smoke tones, coffee, roast. Black coloured beer with an off-white, thin head. The taste is moderate bitter, has sweetness, raisin, peat. The finish a bit thin.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewje41 (383) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft pour at Bambinos. Pours near black with a boozy, caramel, almost off putting aroma, but with the high abv, it grows on you. That being said, unbelievably smooth flavor. Love this beer, and very unique too. Dark fruit and slight cherry flavor with a nice wood chip smokey background. Really nice, smokey strong beer without the boozy flavor. Such a good beer here. Very impressed.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (290) - USA - AUG 20, 2014
Poured from a 13% bottle into a snifter black with a beige head. Aroma is straight up rye whiskey booze. Slight smoke. Flavor is sweet molasses. Faint smoke is not distracting from the slam of rye whiskey. Vanilla there. Spice is minimal. Burn to the throat finish. Soy sauce thick on the palate. Laying down 3 bottles for future reference. This is a "holy shit" brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (1939) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle @ AaB vs Apoel CL tasting. Blackbody with a medium light brown head. Smoke, wood/oak, rye, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, smooth, barrel, alcohol notes. Beautiful lacigs. This is great, no this is beerporn!!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle @ Champions League Kvalifikation, Aab - Apoel. Pours black with a bubbly head. Roast, charcoal, vague smoke, wood, coconut, chocolate and soy. Smooth, sticky and soft with a note of warming alcoholl. Bangin’!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2560) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing, beige head. Aroma of smoke, wood, vanilla, whiskey and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with biitter notes and alcohol. Medium bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Smoked.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (435) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Taylor’s birthday! Black pour tan head dissipates quickly. Sweet soy smoke coffee wood. Tastes smooth wood vanilla chocolate wood. A lot easier to drink than expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Tastes like a huge burning leaf campfire just got blown into my mouth. With cocoa and marshmallow chipotle breath. Massive beer. Makes you shake your head. Smokey biscuits. Wow. Good I think. Had this on draft at Jerry's in Andersonville, part of a flight.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6351) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours jet black with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet smoked dark roasted with sweet wood notes. Light berry (cherry) notes in the flavor. Strong sweet roasted notes. Some chocolate and quite a load of whiskey notes. Creamy and slick palate. Wow I love this! Complete as hell. I’m glad I have 750 ml of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is smoky, some rye, nose is coffee and vanilla, awesome.


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