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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 Angelís Envy Bourbon Barrels to give an intense caramel, vanilla and whiskey flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (244) - Askim, - MAY 8, 2013
A very good peaty smoked beer. Their is something else in the flavour except for the regular peat which make it complex and interesting. A good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5966) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Green waxed bottle, served in snifter: Nicely smokey with a touch of peat, not over the top. Hint of salted caramel and charred oak leading towards a shockingly clean finish. The lively carbonation adds to the enjoyment and cleanse the palate. Mikey Likey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3700) - Holbśk, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear light amber with a beige head. Aroma medium+ malty (caramel, smoke, bourbon, wood). flavor medium+ sweet, light smoky, barrel and bourbon. Medium+ body, light carbonated. Not intense smoked, and not close to Scotch Whisky! But exciting and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
July 1st Sunday. Nose was campfire, caramel malt, smoked malt. Taste is where the bourbon pokes out with some vanilla, but smoke does dominate back to front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1518) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle..Pour is golden with thin white head..Nose is smoke, bbq, some oak, dry, musty...Taste is smoke, bbq, somesmoked salt, soft vanilla, oak, some bourbon..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Orange-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is straight ashy smoke with some toffee. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some strong ashy smoke as well as a bit of oak and some bourbon sweetness. I also get a hint of salt in the flavor. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2063) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
0,65 l bottle from Biervana Munich Truely Islay Whisky Aroma. smoke, woody, herbs, earthy, golden, hazy, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, full body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter and long finish,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (656) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Another strange smoked beer...a decent attempt to duplicate scotch. Cloudy orange pour. Campfire, bandaid, and barrel in aroma. Taste is peat, smoke, whiskey, caramel. Finishes with a smokiness and sweetness that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (939) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. I hate AtGís wax with a passion but thatís beside the point. Anyways, slightly hazy amber pour with an almost beige head. Big smokey aromas, slight bourbon barrel and lots of malt. Flavor is sweet smokey malts with touches of vanilla and caramel. This doesnít really remind me of scotch though, I love the smokiness and all around itís a decent beer but Iíve had scotch ales that remind me more of scotch than this. In that respect it missed itís target IMHO. Still, cool concept and worth a try for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2011) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bomber into stein with the kind dewaxing assistance from the honorable AndyReynolds - nose is clearly barrel aged something and peat. Strong flavors with the smoke leading the way but the body disappoints. ABV hidden. Sweetish mess. Got what I expected especially after reading the ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chudwick sweet fine ass. Pain in the ass to get the wax off. Interesting aroma with that bandaid smell Iíve come to expect in barrel aged smoked beers? My dog has a dingleberry and my daughter has a sweet ride according to MR. Wick. Not a bad beer, but not mind blowing.

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