The Bruery Ebony & Oak

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Stout
Placentia, California USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A bourbon barrel aged stout – hanging in at around 8% abv. It’s rich in character from the dark, roasty malts as well as the time spent in previously used bourbon barrels – giving a flavor of vanilla, toasted oak and rich fruit – but without the intense alcohol of some more ‘imperial’ stouts.

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ineedbeer (2235) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Poured from a bottle kept in cellar conditions. Aroma is moderately roasty with a hint of chocolate. Moderate notes of dark fruit including cherry, plums and prunes. Hints of berries with some light vanilla and coconut. Pours a dark brown with a small, somewhat thin, dark mocha head that exhibits decent retention as it recedes to the edges where it lingers. No gushing at all. Light lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is slightly tart with moderate dark fruit notes, especially berry and cherry with some plum and prune. Medium roast notes with faint chocolate and toffee. Medium bitterness. Light oak notes with vanilla and coconut. Hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. A bit of an acidic astringency with medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but there is a lot of dark fruit character and a thinning mouth feel from the infection. Definitely not as good as an uninfected beer, but the infection does not make this undrinkable either.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle:   Comes across as a light Stout, some vanilla, with a bit of over carbonation.   Getting some coconut too.   Bottle foamed when opening... expected some tartness but not really getting that.   Er wait, it does have a little dryness as well as a very slight tart aspect.   Not real robust.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Dry exit, a touch woody, a little vanilla and oak.   Pretty boring overall, and not all that robust.   Not bad, but not up to par to most of Bruerys offerings.   Thanks Rob!

Clownoisseur (486) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at The Bruery. Aroma of light roasted malt, faint chocolate amd a light booze. Taste is very thin. Not much flavor to this one at all. Light notes of roast, chocolate...dark fruit?...bourbon. Not very exciting.

markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Entering old ratings. Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is some roast, some oak, some smoke, dark fruit, and some vinegar. Flavor is similar with the makings of a nice stout experience except for the carbonated body, the dark fruit, and the vinegar. Medium in body and nice chocolate character going with it, if only that was all.

wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
This sat on the table and foamed forever. Tasted a bit harsh and had some funk in the aroma. Not so good.

fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
infected, but not nearly as bad as i thought it was going to be. still, pretty unpleasant.

AirForceHops (7702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2014
750 ml bottle. Yep infected. Nose is red wine, and off funky fruit. I wanted to drink this as a sour stout and simply couldn’t. The red wine and wet sour oak wasn’t bare able for me. Oh well.

Theydon_Bois (20497) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, big thanks once again to our Kenny the Bruery pimp, 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs ! Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is oaky, light brett notes, tarte berry fruit, faint roast. Taste comprises earthy cocoa, tangy fruits, toffee, soured berries, earthy tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying finale. Decent stout.

madmitch76 (25382) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
20th December 2013
The (not so) shit beer tasting at Leightons stratospheric flat. Mild gusher on opening, it settles down quickly. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale cream coloured head . Palate is airy and slighly crisp. Tangy dark fruits, little vanilla and tangy dark chocaye. Light semi dry finish. A bit too tangy to be great but solid.

Scopey (15522) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle shared by Kenny at the Night of Garbage. It pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. The nose is wood, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, mild acidity, berry yoghurt and a touch of tanginess. The taste is tangy, roasty, toast, some acidity, wood, blackcurrant, jammy, chocolate and some tartness with a dry finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. Quite tangy, but alright.

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