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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Light amber with good, foamy, off-white head / Restrained, elegant nose of smoke, pine, and caramel / Light to medium body, dry, excellent balance and lightly bitter finish, alcohol well masked / Stylish flavors of smoked ham, orange, pine, and caramel / Not usually a fan of these, but this one is terrific.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3041) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Keg at CBC Covent Garden, London. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is ashy smoke, roasted malts, dark chocolate and espresso. Taste was roasted malts, toasted bread, campfire smoke, burnt wood, orange marmalade and dark chocolate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, really tas

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuisVida (18) - - DEC 20, 2014
Verdaderamente extraña pero elegante y muy placentera. Tiene la complexión de un whisky de Malta con mucha frescura y un paladar 'lateral' que mima los bordes de la lengua mas que el centro.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
StueyD (1239) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
A mid reddish orange beer with a frothy white head. A strong smoky aroma, like a good single malt, woody, peaty, then a fruity appley aroma. Dry mouthfeel. The taste mirrors the aroma, smoky, peaty, woody, and the slightly sour fruity flavour. The finish is mildly sour and smoky. Tasted at BierCaB, Barcelona. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7416) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Draught at the Biercab, Barcelona, Catalonia. Clear deep golden colour with a small off-white head. Smoke, whiskey sweetness, sidra, mild sweetness and some fruitiness in the aroma. Quite interesting. The flavour is sweet vanilla, smoke, tar, mild bitterness and some malt. Quite a mess actually.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Great ideas merging a rauch bier with a barrel aged angle. It works well, smoky and rich at the same time. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours golden copper with white head. Lots of peat moss and smoke. Smoke taste like liquid smoke or something

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6785) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange amber with a tiny beige head and a smoky aroma. There is a very smoky and earthy pale malt flavor with some oak and bourbon. A little too smoky for me, but oterwise well-constructed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bomber shared by Marcus. Poured trnaslucent golden amber with a slight white head. Smells like smoked , oaked cider. Med body or better. Flavor is more single malt than bourbon. Tasty smoked ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (1909) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2014
August 28, 2014 - bottle from Brett. Dark orange pour with limited head. Aroma was an interesting mix of fruit, light campfire smoke and cheap bourbon. Taste was consistent witb the aroma and had a cigarette ash finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2014
22oz bottle thanks to Travlr
Pours cloudy light amber with a medium off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, smoky and bourbon. Flavors are woody, ash, whiskey, salty and vanilla
Wow, this is a great smoked beer. Well balanced, just the right amount of barrel aging.


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