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RATINGS: 117   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 (1939) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2785) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2015
I usually rate the beer and then read the reviews but this time I read the reviews first. There must be a couple of versions of this beer out there. A couple complained of infection, one said it was dark brown, others hazy. My bottle was from Hawthornes in Philly, bomber sealed with wax. The aroma is smoky earthiness with a bit of vanilla and a bit of fruit. It is not dark, hazy amber with a thin white head. The flavor has the smoke, fruit, and other aspects of the aroma. It coexists quite well. Nice long lasting finish. For those with a bad bottle, please try it again. This may also have been my first Kentucky beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (904) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2015
Bue à la pression en 25 à l’express de Lyon à Paris, couleur blonde, mousse présente et effervescence basse, grosse attaque sur la tourbe et le fumé un peu trop prégnant avec une fin de bouche malté et sur le pain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
[Bottle] Pours a cloudy light brown color with a foamy off white head. Nose is of lighter smoked malts, whiskey, peat and a sweet woodiness. Moderately smoky flavor. Earthy malts mix with vanilla and bourbon. Some residual sweetness takes away from the beer as a whole. Also this beer is quite salty, which leaves more of an impression of a heavily smoked and barrel aged Grätzer or Gose. Certainly interesting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
reorulezzz8 (6) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
So, batch was deffinitely infected. Poured 6 inches of head in a 7 inch glass. Still smokey and peatey, but soured out. Honestly, if this was intentional it would be about a 3.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UDBeernut (1897) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle, pours nice Amber, slight off white head with good retention. Nose hints at light smoke, but it’s clearly infected, barnyard funk. Taste confirms this, sour, brett, slight smoke. If this were supposed to be a sour, I’d rate like a 3.9..... But since it’s not.......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6089) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Draft samples at FoBAB 15 (as well as Party Town). Pours a mostly clear orange/amber/copper color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have a hefty smoked character, peat, wood, whiskey, apples, hints of spicy hop, vanilla, and a salty character that seems a bit out of place here. Strange beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zekada (320) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
Draft at Craft Beer Co., Holborn. Aroma is sour, acidic, sweet fruits, grapes and apples. Pours amber with a small white head. Taste is of whiskey with a fruity after taste. Palate holds a full nice body. Overall an okay beer though very special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (1800) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
Lukt: Duft av røykt sild og noe sur duft.
Utseende: Dunkel gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum.
Smak: Smak av røykt sild og noe mer.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@650ml, ABV@8,5%, Når@02.01.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3266) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuisVida (35) - - 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.

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