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The Bruery Smoking Wood - Rye Barrel

 (RETIRED)
overall
99
96
style
Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Imperial Porter
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


Dixonian's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On tap @ Max’s. Now this is my kind of beer! Near black with a good amount of tan head. Big time rye spice in the nose, oak, whiskey, dark fruit, smoke. Crazy complex. ABV there but not overpowering - got more intense as it warmed. Flavors of BBQ, rye, caramel, whiskey. Love it!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (14431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015 - London. Pours oily black with a creamy tan had. Highly medicinal in the nose, some peat, smoke. Medium sweet flavor with notes of dark bread, chocolate, more medicinal peat, booze, roast. Full bodied with fine carbonation; lightly chewy. Warming finish with subtle apple notes, chocolate, lingering peat. So so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (4402) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle@Chris and Ruth’s Pre-GBBF 2015, London - pours black with beige head. Sweet and medium roasted malty aroma and taste with chocolate, caramel, some vanilla, rye, bourbon infused wooden notes, sweet malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle at Chris & Ruth’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2015. Black pour with a dark beige head. Rich dark fruit nose. Smooth woody flavours of dark fruit, vanilla and some notes of citrus. Tasty brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
Pre GBBF tasting as Chris and Ruth’s Place. Black beer with an brownish head. Dark chocolate, malty a bit sweetish aroma. Dark chocolate, malty and whiskey flavour with spicy and smokey notes. Lovely one :-)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9421) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle bigs thanks to Kenny. Consumed at ChrisO Pre-GBBF tasting. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich, smokey, vanilla, nougat, medicinal, cocoa, spice, brown bread, rocky road and maple syrup. The taste is sweet, spicy, medicinal, plum, black currant, some acidity, dark fruit, wood, leather, burnt cake and some warming alcohol with a dry, spicy finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Nice depth and rather well-rounded. One of the nicest offerings I have had from these guys for quite a while.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7883) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
bottle. Sweet smoke and caramel nose, bourbon, vanilla. Sweet flavor, smoke and booze, treacle, vanilla, stone fruits. Soft carbonation. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18664) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting as Chris and Ruth’s. Opaque black - brown beer, big pale tan head. Very airy palate, especially for the abv. Soft dark malts, a little creamy sweetness. Nice dark chocolate. Dark malt tang and mellow whiskey. Light esters. Traces of spice and smoke. Light finish. A gentle giant this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at present GBBF 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate sponge cake. Ok some barrel ageing. Mostly chocolate sponge cake. Fine. Hides abv well. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2015
I have no idea why I never rated this one. I’ve had it a few times. OOPS. 2012 Vintage as a part of the Bruery Cellar Sale back in May. Soloed after a glass of BCS 2013. Pours pitch black, 1 finger head that sticks around. Aroma is campfire, chocolate, whiskey, vanilla beans. Oh, this is why I never rated this beer. The charred oak even comes off slightly sweet, burnt, tannic, charred oak, charcoal, burnt things. ugh. little bit of chocolate and vanilla but daring, the rest of this is bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10002) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2015
750ml bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Smoke, chocolate, roast, wood/oak, and ashy.


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