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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 23, 2015
(bottle) clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of smoked ham, some herbal hops and cookie dough, quite perfumed, with some pale malts, a hint of vanilla and grilled mushrooms. flavour is mostly vanilla, bubble gum and alcohol, with big notes of coconut, some more smoked ham, vanilla and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (800) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap @ BGM2, Wrocław golden, medium white foam; smoky, woody aroma, some caramel; salty, bitter, sweet, lightly sour; medium body, smooth feel, rather soft carbonation, long salty/bitter finish; Overall: very interesting, quite good although not highly drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (1258) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Tap @TheBottleShop Druid Street. Hazy orange, huge, fluffy white head. Tar, meaty, smokr aroma with barely noticable hops. Fruity, quite sweet and smoky flavour. Mouthfeel is creamy. Solid and tough.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
atrox (345) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
Amber colour white small white head. Smoked aroma, dried fruits (plums), some wild notes, wood and spices. Taste is also smoked, fruity with some salt and wood. Gentle sour finish. Aroma and taste are very complexed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
geophagus (474) - Lubin, POLAND - APR 12, 2015
(on tap at BGM2, sample) Amber colour. Small, white, medium fast falling head. Light body, watery texture, low carbonation. Aroma: Soft caramel, medium strong smoky, fireplace, soft aroma of salt and wood, a bit floral. Taste: Crisp, slightly salty, medium smoky, a bit fruity and floral. Very intriguing

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2015
Tawny colored pour. Off white head. Little lacing. Burnt tire and malt. Very smoky. Taste is band aid and peat. Very smoky.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sokuzs1 (165) - - APR 11, 2015
Aroma: smoky, salty, wooden, barnyard, vanilla, bread Taste: medium sour, light sweet, smoky, salty, caramel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6304) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT) au coût de 15,45$. Arôme: Légère odeur de fumée avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fumée avec une pointe de caramel et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumé. (Rating #6247)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4134) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
Tap. Pours hazy hazel, minimal head or lacing. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla forward, just a hint of smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, minimal bitterness, very light smoke, malty. Medium body, low carbonation, some heat.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
domienS (203) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
Slow gusher Pours a clear blond beer with a big white, fine head. Smells smoky, some vanilla, some oak. Tastes smoky, tangy and sour. Leaves a bad palate. Something is wrong with this beer or its really badly balanced.


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