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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 On tap in a smaller glass. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma of pale malts, smokiness and barbecue, oak, and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. An OK beer. Edit: liked it more the second time. Caramel malts and more bourbon ans the smokiness blend well. A pretty good beer. 3.2 to a 3.7


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1185) - USA - JAN 24, 2016
Amber color with a small white head. Aroma is smoke with mild notes of meat. Flavor is smokey with a meaty, peat-like finish. A bit thin given the flavor and smoke is mildly artificial.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jultsu (485) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
BBE ei merkitty pulloon. Samean kuparisen ruskea väri, ok viipyvä vaahto. Mukavan mieto ja huumaava savuisa viettelevä tuoksu, suutuntuma hapokas, savuisan nestemäinen, huumaava, alkoholinen miedolla hyvällä tavalla, hyvää ja nautittavaa kamaa, mutta ei vetisyytensä takia nouse kärkee.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajnepple (4394) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2015
On tap at Choice City. Aroma of leather, light shoe polish?, caramel, toffee, vanilla, peated malt, smoke, earth, light oak and bourbon. Similar flavor, pretty messy overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2747) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours an amber color with a small of-white head. Has a fruity malty smoky peaty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty smoky peaty weak woody caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty smoky peaty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (5469) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
Keg at IMBC 2015; hazy deep amber/brown pout with a frothy beige head, aroma has smoke and a hint of fruit, taste is quite phenolic with some smoke, sweet caramel, a bit peaty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3108) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
8 oz at First Draft. This is a clear orange with a long lasting white head. This is one of the more enjoyable AtG offerings I’ve had in a minute. Aroma is rather smoky with bacon, peat, young whiskey and oxidized hops. Solid meaty smoke makes up the flavor with a mild bitterness for balance. Not a lot of oak or whisky comes through, just enough to make it interesting. The aroma persistently reminds me of ham. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle - courtesy of my friend Noel. Thanks! Hazy amber with a tall, fluffy and rocky gold head. Strong peat and smoke with soft bourbon notes and some salt. Taste is peat, smoke, salt, caramel, toasted malt, light vanilla and booze. Body is medium with a strong, dense, bubbly carbonation. Lingering smoke and peat on the palate. Ends with more smoke, peat, iodine, salt, caramel, toasted malt, booze and sweet malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (871) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Pour a hazy hazel nut brown, with a small off white head. Aroma of peat, caramel, toffee, slight old hops. Taste is pretty sweet, with some bitterness to it as well, but dominantly on the sweeter side. Medium but slightly water bodied, with a rather flat carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1295) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Cool ass bottle, 65cl. Pours a hazy, Dark amber with a small White fizzy head. Aroma has lots of leathery smoke, a subtle acidity, huge caramel, perfumed bourbon notes, vanilla and wood. Taste is sweet, lots of light caramel, smokey dry mid sip, and with a long caramel and bourbon finish. Medium full body and medium high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3988) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2015
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2015 bottling. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peat/wood smoke, sea salt, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light pepper, and herbal/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of smoked/bready malt, sea salt, and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big peat/wood smoke, sea salt, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light pepper, and herbal/smokey earthiness. Light-moderate bourbon/oak/smokey spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peat/wood smoke, sea salt, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light pepper, and herbal/smokey earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of smoked/bready malt, sea salt, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly crisp/saline mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this was a damn nice barrel aged rauchbier style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of smoked/bready malt, sea salt, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. This was supposed to replicate Islay scotch as a beer, and they did a really good job at that; since it actually did remind me of some of the heavily peated scotches I have had in the past. The smoked salt was used with good restraint, as it wasn’t too overly briny in the mouthfeel; but provided a nice balanced flavor with the smoke and malt. A very enjoyable offering all around.


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