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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Truly a ground breaking beer, this Barrel aged Rauchbier was an attempt to replicate the flavors present in Islay Scotch Whiskey. We used Munich malt as a base and added copious amounts of Beechwood and Peat smoked malt, which provides the intense smoky and earthy peat flavors found in Scotch. Then the addition of Alderwood smoked salt lends a crisp brininess that is reminiscent of the sea air in the Islay region of Scotland. Aged in used Angel’s Envy Bourbon Barrels to give an intense caramel, vanilla and whiskey flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3796) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear copper colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lasting, off-white head. Complex aroma delivers subtle fruity "original beer" notes of peach, nectarine, mirabelle, slightly surpressed by Islay Whiskey notes of peat, a touch if TCP, additional ’backgroundish’ woody and vanilla hints of BA. Taste is caramel malty with Bourbon notes of vanilla, oak and leather, a touch of peat and TCP; long lasting, dry, oaky, and peaty finish. Very well balanced, assiduously and gently composed, not overdone in any direction. More peaty than really smoky.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
como (72) - POLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Keg. Nie pami?tam, czy s?ód by? w?dzony torfem, ale aromaty przypominaj? whisky - wanilia, kwiaty, czerwone owoce. Chocia? z samego pocz?tku by?a szynka. Kolor ciemne z?oto, bursztyn. W smaku przede wszystkim nuty w?dzone. Wyczuwalny alkohol. Piwo do?? tre?ciwe.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1207) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Pale hazy golden, dusty greyed head. Creamy smoke, light sweet barrel and an edgey tartness throughout. Overall is a bit to sweet and the smoke is a bit too hidden - more a clasp of wood than anything else. Tremendous label/name. Clean, light and fizzy for the ABV.

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2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Big funky aroma, some whisky, TCP, smoke. Taste is rank, TCP party, smokey and funky. quite sweet. bleurgh

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of sherbety, light sour, light smoke. Taste is strangely sweet. smokiness builds. Sour finish. Odd.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is peaty, dry, taste is sweet toffee, caramel, sickly, peaty and dry.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
bottle at home .. golden amber ... big white head ... soft massive smoke biscuity nose ... smoke smoke front ... sweret fruits ... light herbal fruits ... oh no not for me at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2014
Color cobrizo claro, espuma ligera blanca. Aromas ahumados y de fruta acida. Cuerpo medio-bajo, sabor ahumado, con toque afrutado ligeramente ácido y final seco. Muy rica.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kingvit (182) - - SEP 11, 2014
Aroma: resin, smoky macrell; Appearance: clear dark orange, large foamy head; Taste: medium bitterness, slight sourness, medium sweetness, Palate: long finish, oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation Put it in a whisky glass, serve on the rocks and prank your friends :-) Not too salty, with well-hidden alcohol. Marvelous!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
migajos (161) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Beer for geeks. Salty smoky aroma. Taste again salty, smoky, peaty. Reminds whisky flavours. Quite hard to drink (saltyness).


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