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RATINGS: 96   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1930) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6830) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
Bouteille 65cl de Bierhhale Dekoninck, splt with Tomaz. Light gusher. Ambrée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme de malté fumé tirant légèrement sur la tourbe. Petit bouquet bourbon plus en retrait, j’attendais un peu plus de ce dernier. Levure également présente. Palais est haut en effervescence nuisant un peu au caractère de la bière. Fumé modéré avec encore un léger côté tourbé. Bourbon perce sans vraiment donner un profil que j’attendais plus balancé sur la vanille. Léger malté grillé et caramel, le tout couronné par une amertume délicate. Pour le prix, c’est décevant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2481) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Shared bomber poured to snifters, displaying a coppery color, with a presentable layer of off white, frothy head foam, and light lacing. The nose was peat, some cigar smoke, with a hint that may have been leathery, but I perceived it more as Band-aid-like. Light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste added some fruit, woody & sweet barrel hints, earthy bitterness, and bourbony alcohol. An interesting Rauch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1312) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Clear pale orange with a decent white head. Aroma is smoke. Medium-light bodied, slightly sweet on the palate with a smoky finish. Taste is smoke, bone marrow, hint of honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3207) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from Bjergtrolden at home. Pours a clear light brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with leathery malt aromas. Also aromas of caramel and peat, especially towards the end. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and leathery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1044) - Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Plenty of smoke but also has a rubber resin smell too. Lots of smoke malt and toasted bread. Medium body a long dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6124) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle @ DØE Meeting. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, wood, mild smoke, leather, bourbon, vanilla notes. Flavor is quite sweet, malty, caramel, smoke, wood, bourbon, light chocolate, vanilla. Medium body, lightly overcarbonated, some warming alcohol. 151014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13844) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Hazy, dark glowing golden body under a dense, finger-thick head. Lightly smoked aroma with bakers yeast, some pale malts and a touch of fruityness. Mostly fruity flavor, a nice bitterness in the back, with some smoke notes and a yeasty touch. The peat is just lurking in the far back along with the alcohol. Lasting finish with some warmth. Full body, pleasant carbonation level. Sure interesting, but not my kind of beer. 141018

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7904) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, smoke, vanilla, some fruits and oak. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long slightly warm, smoked, vanilla, fruity and oak finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle.Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of smoke, malt, some fruitiness, peat and vanilla. Flavor is sweet and malty with some smoke, vanilla, some fruitiness and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MF666 (267) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 8, 2014
Meget rød duft(næsten som whiskey) klar gylden tæt hængende skum, tjære og røg for alle pengene, vin agtig slutning. Dejligt tobak! Købt på fad hos Basement Beer Bar i Aalborg. Løkkegade 18 Free Føroyar!!!

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