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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


on tap

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RATINGS: 393   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Pours black with a small head, aroma of chocolate, smoked malt, vanilla, caramel, coffee and saltiness, flavor of caramel, chocolate, smoke, wood, wine acidity, fruits, dried fruits, medium to full bodied. Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown 2014 bottle poured into a glass. Coal black with small beige head. Aroma is nice rye-whiskey, thick body, creamy texture, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is bold rye-whiskey, roasted malt, chocolate, some smoke, some booze., and some peat. Lots of big complex flavor in this one, alcohol not completely covered, alcohol more prevalent with increasing temperature, similar to others from The Bruery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5881) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Bottle from my Summer Secret Santa 2013. Very dark brown color with beige head. Very strong peated malt aroma with coffee, dark chocolate. Taste, roasted malt, peat, ash, coffee, whiskey. Very tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MisoW (2278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is sweet, lot of milk chocolate, coffee, cocoa, raisins, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, plums, vanilla, raisins, roasted and peated finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (2935) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Aroma strong peaty whiskeyish roasted. Really rich. Pitch black colour. Taste is rich smoked roasted peated. Oh, lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8367) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks zvikar. 2014 bottle. 13%. Black with a bit of brown foam. Lovely aroma with whiskey, vanilla, lots of dark chocolate, mild smokiness and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor with dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, caramel, oak, some nuts and an alcohol touch. Full-bodied. A bit too much on the sweet and alcoholic side, but still really good. Not too smoky though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1425) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
on tap at whole Food on p street. Nice head and nearly black body, it does not over whelm with whiskey notes but is complex, with smoke and peat and meats. just a tad sweet..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1771) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Dark brown. Nose of smoked meats and cheese with big rye malt/rye barrel character. Flavor is smoked rye and mild whiskey with a sweet chocolate, brown sugar, charcoal, and roast malt finish. Lingering whiskey and smoked malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Dark brown color. Big molasses, rye, dark chocolate, smoked bacon, soy sauce, off sweet nose. The mouth is medium full, tons of rye with molasses, charcoal, black liquorice, a touch salty, not too boozy. For the alcohol it’s not too boozy. Lingering rye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2176) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
November 8, 2014. Bottle. Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate, spicy rye notes, smoked wet wood, light smoked meat. Taste is medium sweet malty with whiskey, chocolate, peat and alcohol, light bitter roasted notes. Finish has some dry wood notes, light alcohol warmth, peat and chocolate. Medium to full bodied, a bit sticky mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

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