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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: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1279) - Nevada, USA - MAR 12, 2015
A very deep brown with a thin film of foam. Cherry, fruit, oak, and smoke is reflected in all areas of aroma and flavor. Rye adds a nice spiciness. The finish is slightly sweet without being sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6743) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is malty, liquorice, smoky, taste is sweet, roasty, chocolate, nice smokiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (162) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Pitch black pour with a dense brown head. Good lacing. The aroma is much more barrel forward than expected and seriously rich. Not a lot of smoke but that is fine by me. This really reminded me much more of a BCBS than a smoked porter. Rich mouthfeel and intense chocoate and barrel flavor. Lasting aftertaste. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (927) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
2014 bottle. Pours nearly black with nothing of a head. Aroma has huge notes of dark chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, dark fruits, hints of smoke, caramel, wood, and spirit barrel. Taste is sweet but balanced. Dark chocolate covered cherries, milk chocolate, dark fruits, barrel notes, slight smoke and booze, caramel, dark sugar, and a smooth, mildly smoky ending. Very nice. Full body with a low carbonation. Syrupy texture but not cloying with a dry finish. Overall a huge beer. Big, syrupy notes of dark chocolate covered cherries, rye barrel, and all sorts of goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Draft at Beer Junction during Barrel Junction days. I’m not positive, but I believe this is the correct barrel. Nice dense black beer. Smoky, creamy and dense body. Solid big beer, love this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Thick oily black pour. Medium khaki head. Aroma is bourbon in your face. Hints of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is a bit bourbon forward, not masked well. Taste on back end is chocolate milk, oak, vanilla and burnt coffee. Very complex. Could use some smoothing out. Leaning towards top tier beers and should be on must try list. Would like to revisit after aging a year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (864) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Flaske medbrakt av esp0r. Svart farge, noe skum.lavt karbonert. Smaker kaffe, røyk, bourbon. En simmsykt god øl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4068) - 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 (2262) - 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 (6091) - 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.

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