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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Draft at Tap n Handle. Pours black with a light brown head that lingers and laces the glass with rings. Smells smoky, spicy, malty, like whiskey and like wood/campfire. Medium plus body with an oily texture. A smoked and spiced flavor that hides the alcohol well. Toasty and caramel malts with a touch of vanilla balance it out, pretty smooth overall. Of the very few smoked beers I’ve tried, this one is my favorite.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (769) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Aroma is lightly smoked, dark malt, oak. Tons of flavour and really well integrated flavours from the spicy rye, barrels, smoke, and dark malts. Alcohol is noticeable but not burning for 13%. Really nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3281) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a rich sable with a thick, though effervescent, dark tan head. Aroma has a strong woody whisky overtone, plus notes of roast malt and molasses and a hint of horehound. Smoky wood dominates the flavor, backed up by malty, rye, molasses and miso tones. Viscous, oily texture has a strong fizz and leaves a smoky, woody, earthy finish. I’m confident that you "wood" love this one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2055) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma: Smokey, Sweet Bourbon Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Bourbon, Smoked Malts Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4483) - 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 (396) - 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 (301) - 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 (2034) - 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 (13902) - 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 (2583) - 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 (440) - 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.


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